Sunday, September 25, 2005

Bj's blood pressure is falling, his heart rate is rising, and they are trying to find a new place to get a good read for his SAT. The Dr. believes his lactic acid has risen due to no renal function, and may be causing this. They are starting Sodium bi-carb, and fluids to try to resolve this. They may have to restart dialysis early.

Lord, please intervene.

BJ's dad

57 Comments:

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying...

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all.

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Jacktopher Meils said...

Im praying hard..

I've been thinking a lot about all the things that BJ and I have gone through together, all of our memories and stuff.. I have to say, the one thing that sticks out is when he and I were sitting in a sunday school room upstairs at northside, and we read James together...and then we prayed about being Men of God...not just children anymore.

God loves all the people who follow after his heart, and BJ is one of those men. God will take care of him, trust that.

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll be praying.
Dallas, TX

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying in San Diego...

 
At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying with you.

The Christensens
Kansas City, MO

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Jim Bohanon said...

We know BJ is in God's hand, and that God wants what is best for BJ.

We are praying tonight that He will intervene with a miracle for BJ's recovery.

We are still praying....and will continue.

 
At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will continue to keep BJ, as well as your family in my prayers. Your continuous faith in this situation has been such an encouragement to me in my walk with the Lord.
"You are my hiding place, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance."
-Psalm 32:7, this verse has always been dear to my heart so I thought I would share it.
God Bless,
Jessica Rayle
Bluefield,VA/Virginia Beach/VA

 
At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord. Please intervene. We still seek your healing touch.

Provide wisdom to the medical personnel.

Bill
Indy

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

Praying....

 
At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray that the Lord would stablize BJ. I lead a small group of high school girls - tonight we talked about BJ and what a challenge he was to us in our walk with the Lord. As we pray we know that God is still in control.
Lisa
Kansas City

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger The Bontragers said...

Praying for you guys

 
At 10:08 PM, Anonymous the fillios said...

Dear Lord,

Please restore BJ's blood pressure to a healthy level, and slow his heart rate, as well.

Please intervene and stabilize him. Through it all, tuck your strong arms around him and hold him close. Kiss the top of his head and tuck him under your chin. As no one else can, you can reach him with your comfort and warmth. Thank you, Jesus, that you care so very much about BJ. You even love him better than any of us do!

Please comfort Brent and Deanna. Love them personally, touch them supernaturally with your heavenly love. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. They are great teachers! We pray you have mercy on them . . . grant them rest and restoration.

Dear Jesus - rally your saints to petition on behalf of BJ and the Higgins.

Please comfort Whitney and Lauren. They suffer their own anxieties and stresses. Continually show them how wonderful they are in You, and hold them up through their routines, and the stresses of having their brother go through such physical trauma.

Thank you for your personal, fervent, and unending care.
Jamie
Indy
P.S. t-shirts came yesterday . . . wore them today to North Campus NBC

 
At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying all through the night. . .please bring BJ through this trial, Lord. Use his weakness to show Your mighty power. May Your glory shine brightly in and around room 2001 tonight as so many are awake (and keep us awake/wake us up, oh God) praying for BJ and this family. We love You, God, and thank you for the privilege of bearing one another's burdens,

in Your name,

Pieper family
Charleston, SC

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying so hard for BJ and your family...BJ has helped me focus on what is important in this life...bringing glory to God...I thank God for knowing of your family...I will pray for your continued strength

Greenfield, Indiana

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous robyn george, tulsa, ok said...

I am still praying for that miracle touch from Jesus. He is in God's hands and so are you. Nothing is too difficult for the CREATOR! Praying for peace and strength to sustain you all.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the heart of God.

O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee
Near to the heart of God.

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have been and will continue to pray fervantly for a miraculous recovery for BJ.

Zionsville, IN

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're praying, Brent, we're praying!! Hang in there!
The Shaws

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying to our mighty and merciful God.

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

We are praying...we will not leave your side.

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying without ceasing...

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous kristen (Stillwater, OK) said...

I am lifting you up to the Lord. Our Father is unchanging and has always been and will always be sovreign and all powerful. May His ultimate strength be with BJ tonight as his body endures yet another night of the fight. May you be comforted and restored by our savior tonightl.

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are still praying. Lord- we pray that you would intervene in a mighty powerful way tonight. We pray your Hand would heal BJ and that he would take a turn for the better. We know Lord, that your will may not be our will, and we accept that. We are praying at the feet of your Son, and we pray that Your plan is to heal BJ down here on Earth. We do know Lord, that if you don't heal him on Earth, that you will heal him in Heaven. Please lift this family up in Your loving arms and comfort them. Give them encouragement, the kind that only comes from you Lord. We rest in knowing that BJ loves You, Lord and that he is in Your hands. That is the perfect place to be. May BJ's life and his illness be a glorification to you Lord. Amen.
Nic and Jennifer
Arlington, WA

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying in Gray, Ga.

 
At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please God!

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous "work from home" - if you are back on this site - please read further. There is "Good News" here for you!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE and YOUR FUTURE!!! Please read for BJ's sake - He would ask you to!!

 
At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always praying with so much love.

Beth and Mary Cae Thomas
Indy

 
At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We sang this song during worship this morning and I my thoughts were for all of you.
Blessed Be Your Name
Every blessing you pour out
I'll turn back to praise
And when the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord Blessed be Your name

Merciful God, we continue to pray for BJ's complete recovery (on earth or heaven, Lord?)
Thank you Jesus,
Lela, Concord, CA

 
At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for y'all!
Albany, GA

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We sang this song during worship this morning and I my thoughts were for all of you.
Blessed Be Your Name
Every blessing you pour out
I'll turn back to praise
And when the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord Blessed be Your name

Merciful God, we continue to pray for BJ's complete recovery (on earth or heaven, Lord?)
Thank you Jesus,
Lela, Concord, CA

 
At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that BJ has obviously touched so many people, and in effect has touched my life as well. I am praying.

Ira, Texas

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in Arizona!!

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Matt Littell said...

Brent,
We continue to pray hard with great intensity for your family and B.J. You all have been on our inds constantly through this weekend!
Like many others I received my shirt yesterday and wore it to Church this morning and this evening. As you know, I am NOT one to wear "pink", but in supporty of B.J. and your family, I ordered the one color that you wouldn't think.....Yes, it is PINK! (There aren't many I would do this for). But I am a PROUD sponsor of the PINK TEAM!
So displaying my pink shirt proudly I pray even harder, for B.J.'s health! May our Lord's Will be done. I also pray for the Lord to renew your strength, allowing you to have a restful night, and for Beej to rest well too. I pray that our Lord provides the Doctors and Nurses the wisdom and knowledge they need to help B.J. through these times.
YOUR PROUD PINK FRIEND!
Matt Littell
P.S. If the Pink Panther can be cool in Pink.....Hey, So can I!

 
At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Dear Higgins Family,
I'm praying so hard for BJ right now and for the rest of the night. Tomorrow will be a day of just prayer.
Prayer for BJ.
Prayer for his blood pressure and his heart rate to go back to normal,
Prayer for his kidneys to function again,
Prayer for a good place to read his SAT,
Prayer for his lactic acid to go back down,
Prayer for strength to make it through,
Prayer for your intervention,
Prayer for his family's strength to get through this,
Prayer that we can understand your plans for BJ,
and Prayer for everyone praying for BJ be blessed by You Lord.
Amen
Stay strong throughout the night and all of tomorrow. May the Lord be watching over you and pick you up and hug you and tell you over and over how much he loves you and how he will protect BJ no matter what decision he makes. You are in my prayers and my heart.
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encinitas,CA

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger shenan said...

bj, praying for you out here in toronto, canada

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been praying as a church and family for all involved. My heart aches as a parent. I continue to lift you both up as the minutes pass. Praying for peace and strength for BJ.
Kristy
Nowata, OK

 
At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you tonight.

Holy Father, Please intervenefor BJ and his truely heavily support his family.

There will be extra extra special prayers tonight.

Thy will be done.

Peace, Love, Faith, Prayers
donna
carmel.

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Dear Jesus,
We come humbly to Your throne tonight specifically asking for a miracle! You are totally in control and nothing is being done for or to this young man without Your guidance. Please allow his body to begin working. We know you can speak a word and he will be completely healed and we are selfishly asking for you to raise him up right now to continue to live for Your glory. Thank you for the great witness BJ and his family have been to those of us who are reading about this illness minute by minute. We love You, Jesus.
Awe Star Mom, Tulsa

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Praying with you and for you!

Love you!!
Debbie

 
At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

still praying in Birmingham

Debbie

 
At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Jennifer Franz said...

I'm praying...

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Sam and Traci Williams said...

We are praying for you. We KNOW this is part of God's master-plan. May His grace sustain you.

Sam and Traci

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Sam and Traci Williams said...

We are praying for you. We KNOW this is part of God's master-plan. May His grace sustain you.

Sam and Traci

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ has touched the lives of many girls in Kansas City/Liberty, Missouri tonight. We talked about BJ and we pray that the Lord touch BJ with his healing hands and provide strength to his family during this time. Feel the prayers with you tonight as you have never felt.

The Home Group girls of our host, the Denny's

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger NatenAmy said...

Dear Jesus,
Our hearts are heavy tonight with the latest news of BJ. This balancing act has been hard to bear and discouraging news seems to follow suit to an encouraging day. We know you are in control, Father, we know you are working... and we are grateful for that. Forgive us when we become frustrated and question!
Jesus, be with BJ in a powerful way tonight. Lower his blood pressure, raise is SATs, allow his kidneys to start working for themselves. Father, we yearn to be with BJ again. To hear his voice, to have him at band practice, and just joke around with him again. Be with Brent, Deanna, Lauren, and Whitney tonight, Father, for we know that their yearning far surpasses ours. Comfort them and hold them close in your loving arms. Give them peace. Give them encouragement. Give them strength, Father, for they have been through SO much.
Jesus, please work in this situation. We are asking for a miracle, again, and are so grateful that we can approach your throne with our heavy hearts. Lord, please hear our prayer. Amen.

We love you guys... so much! We haven't quit praying and we won't.
Hoping you feel Sonshine in a special way tonight.
All our love and prayers,
Nate and Amy

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying
John& Jeannie

 
At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, maintain BJ's body! Uphold him in this hour!

 
At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying......

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying......

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ - there are people all around the world praying for you. I have been praying for you constantly!! I go to church with Brooke and Ashley who went to Peru with you. We pray for you all the time at church. Just remember .. God does everything for a reason.

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger Emily Jo said...

God, we cry out to you........please come and do a miracle
Emily Jo
Monrovia,CA

 
At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying in LV,NV....

 
At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Toodie Schaper said...

Dear Higgins Family,

I turned in a prayer request at church today for our Elders, Deacons, and our prayer team. We also prayed for BJ tonight at our C-Group.

I am praying tonight for the specifics you have listed and also praying for your peace and rest in the Lord.

Thank you for your example to all of us. You have handled this trial with such grace. You have shown us how to give God glory in the midst of great difficulty. Without ever having met BJ my life has been changed. I have never prayed so hard or consistantly in my life. Thank you for allowing us the privilage and opportunity to pray for all of you and see God work. It has been a most amazing journey. My heart aches for you that it has meant suffering and hardship to you all personally but God is bringing good out of it. In God's economy suffering is not wasted. The Body of Christ is being built up and unified and I know there are others who have been drawn into a closer relationship with our wonderful Lord. You are loved.

Toodie Schaper
Awe Star Mom Peru 05
St. Charles, Mo

 
At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God be with you tonight and hold you ever so close to His heart as He hears your cries for your son. Our prayers are with you and will continue through the night as you are on our minds amd our hearts . Peace to you.
The Peters in Santa Claus

 
At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Susie Alexander said...

I just want you to know that Beej has touched my heart. I am continuing to pray that God's will be done in this situation.

So many people's lives are being touched by Beej, and their faith continues to grow in their own relationship with God. What an awesome sacrifice on his part.

I will continue to lift you up to the Father...He is so proud of you, Beej...

Love,
Susie Alexander
Muncie, IN

 

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