Positive progress for Caleb Brown
Story by Antwan Harris
Eyewitness News Reporter
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Tim and Tiffany Brown said seeing is believing at this point when it comes to their son Caleb.
Now he is conscious, sitting up in a chair; a much different outlook from weeks ago.
The situation looked grim as his brain was swelling from the rock that hit him in the head at Fall Creek Falls.
Tim Brown said, "We didn't know if he would live or die. We didn't know anything. We were still facing the brain swelling and horrific news of what could happen."
But since then, the recovery has come full swing.
Caleb has become more responsive as time went on, even breathing on his own; no respirators, no generators.
A sign for Tiffany Brown that her faith was working.
We can't not have hope. If we didn't we could not get through any of this.
The family was told Caleb is headed for years of therapy as the damage to his brain is significant.
Tim said not only has the community support from Caleb's face book page been overwhelming, but Erlanger staff have made it a personal duty to comfort the family in such a difficult time.
Brown said, "They all have taken a personal love of Caleb. They have taken good care of him and been great support to us too."
Through the faith, the support, and medical care, neither has forgotten what has been the yin and yang of their strength, each other.
Tiffany Brown said, "I could not have done it if I did not have him to help me along the way."
Caleb is expected to be discharged from T. C. Thompson on Wednesday.
He's then expected to stay at Scottish right in Atlanta for months of physical therapy.
The Brown's have started a new support page: www.helpcaleb.com