Monday, May 23, 2011
Please Pray for my Brandon
To say that I was in shock and very disappointed would be an understatement. To be very honest as a mom I am worried about what this will hold for him, will this continue to happen the rest of his life, will he ever get to be normal, play like all the other kids, run and jump and have fun?
I am scared that we will face a multitude of surgeries in his future, possibly even hip replacement and maybe more than one of those, he is just seven and this has been a long journey already and we have only been dealing with this since he was six, a year ago April is when we found all this out and had our first surgery.
The Dr. whispered to me that we may have a talk surgery again at this appointment. Last summer he was recovering from his first surgery when he fell at school and broke his arm so our whole summer was basically stuck inside because there was nothing he could do between his hip and arm. I am worried that if we have another surgery this summer we will be doing the same thing this summer as well, although summer would be the best time for another surgery so that he would hopefully be healed before the start of school again.
I am still praying for healing for Brandon, healing from this cyst-that we would go and it would be gone and that his leg will have grown. We were hoping that when they put these rods and screw in that we would get 2-3 years before we would have to have them removed and a new one put in. Now it has only been a year and we are possibly facing surgery #2 of possibly 5 or more.
I just want for him to have a normal life, this has taken a toll on not only him but our whole family, there isn't much we can do, even bike ride as a family, because Brandon can not do it so we can't leave him out. Everyone is frustrated and on edge this week-he has had to stay home from school two days because they were doing jump houses and water slip and slides for reward parties that he should have been able to do because he earned them but couldn't because physically he wasn't aloud to. It is hard for a 7 year old to understand all this.
So, please, if you think of it pray for my sweet boy this week. Pray that no matter what we find out when we go on Wednesday that we will be strong, make the right decisions on having surgery or not if need be and that the Dr. would be making the right choices, that we won't be doing something now that will hurt him later. Pray for this mama's heart-it is hard to see my baby sad, and frustrated and scared. I am too-but I am trying daily to give it over to my loving Heavenly Father who holds both Brandon's and my future in his hands and there is no other place I would rather have us be.
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