Monday, May 23, 2011

Please Pray for my Brandon

If you think of it, please keep this little boy, my Brandon, in your prayers on Wednesday, May 25th.  We go to Children's Hospital for a visit to have his hip re-checked.   At our last appointment we found out that his leg with the rods and screws is not growing as fast as the other leg (by just a fraction) and that one of the cysts to the outside of his hip had grown back.
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.
Thank you!
On This Pathway-
Jill

8 comments:

Gretta said...

Praying for you my sweet friend! Please keep us updated on what you find out.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I have been praying...all of you have been on my heart and I will continue. I am just believing (as our pastor says) that God will flex his mighty arm of healing and no surgery.

One of our elders goes in Wednesday for surgery from a brain tumor...just like our pastor underwent just a year and half ago, only the other side of the brain..so Wednesday will be a day of praying and watching God's mighty hand on them both.

Meredith said...

Praying for your sweet boy, and for your poor Momma's heart.

*hugs*

May the Father hold all of you in His everlasting arms.

Kristin said...

We'll be praying and praying Jill. My heart aches for you as I know how scary all these medical decisions can be. Brandon is never far from my thoughts and prayers.

Dogmom Diva said...

Jill, I will keep Brandon in prayer and hope the news is good..and that if it is not the news you need to hear, that you will be able to make the right decision for your son..

hugs
Barb

PS Do you know Linda at Prairie Flower Farm, she is one of the strongest Christian ladies I know and I KNOW she will keep him in prayer if you let her know! Her blog is http://prairieflowerfarm.blogspot.
com/

Janet said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Blessings & Love
Janet Cowan

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Jill I prayed and prayed all day yesterday...you never left my heart...and one day I will tell you what was happening..it was such a joy to pray.

Let us know when you can or email...blessings and continuing to hold you close in prayer.

Linda said...

He is holding you all in the palm of His Hands! Hold on tightly to your faith sweet Jill.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits