Friday, September 16, 2005

BJ continues to be stable!!! Remember...a boring day is a good day! His SAT's are in the 90's, his blood gases have been pretty good. He got his hair washed today, the first time in 33 days (Thanks nurse Deb!!!). Boy is mom happy! He still isn't "making water." Please Lord, let him "rain."

Linda R. that is an incredible would we ship it?

I appreciate each of your kind suggestions.

We are trying to pull a couple of pictures together so you can get a feel for what he is going through.

Thanks for your continued prayer support!

Beej's dad

please leave name, city, state or country if you would.


At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No rain jokes. . .please, tempting as they may be. Let's allow BJ a LITTLE dignity (speaking as the mother of a teenage son myself). After all, we don't want to see him turn pink when he reads these. . . (very big grin!)

We're praying for a very boring night for all of you--thanks so much for helping direct our prayers. It's been amazing how the Holy Spirit has worked in and around and through this prayforbj community.

Blessings once again,

Piepers in Charleston, SC

At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ's Dad, Praise God for boring days and clean hair.......
I'd be happy to post it with insurance and tracking.
Our God is so good..... It's so good to hear your spirits lifting.... Work on Lord, work on.
We give You all the glory and honor Lord.

In His Love
Linda Ronne
Shawnee, Ok

At 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention to you, if you decide to go ahead with it, I'd really like to make it in BJ's favorite colours(no that's not a spelling mistake....)

In His Love
Linda Ronne

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for rain!

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

BJ, I'm doing the pee pee dance just for you! I'm a poor dancer, but that one I know how to do...remember, I'm over 50! HA!
My prayers continue to be with you all!
My love, Lynn

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Allison said...

I would just like to let you know, and let BJ know, that his life and his passion for the Lord have made a difference in my life...he has inspired me so much to trust in God, even when we don't understand. What an example he is! Your family is in my prayers. Blessings...

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord BJ's SATS have remained stable! Will continue to lift BJ and the rest of you up to our Lord...FATHER, MAY YOU RECEIVE ALL THE GLORY!
Kansas City, MO

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you today -may God heare all of us as we cry out for you!

Kenny C in Bullard

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie Meils-
i just wanted 2 tell u that
i am still prayin with all of my
heart and i love you so much.
thanks 4 the update

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading this while stuck in traffic and listening to "God Is In Control" apro po! Brent, keep giving it to God, He is in control. Thank you for your testimony by remaining faithful in the midst of a storm. You and your family continue to be an inspiration to me and mine! Looking forward to proudly wear my pink shirt...

Michigan Fan
Westfield, IN

At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am keeping BJ in my prayers and asked my sunday school class to pray for him in muncie, in
Muncie, IN

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying... praying praying....I am a prayer chain leader in our church and have passed this one to others...Yesterday we took my son for his yearly SCAN (he had thyroid cancer @ age 13 and reaccurance at 15) had clean scan since except for yesterday's had people praying and today it was a call a few hours later to repeat one prepares you for these things but God holds you in his hands during them...
Johnsburg IL

At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right a boring day is great news. We continue to keep you in our prayers. Be strong!

Cindy Sum
Zionsville, In

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent-I continue to pray and have a group of people in Wickenburg AZ praying.
To clarify the current medical status-BJ is off ECMO correct?, but requiring ventilator support, dialysis, and is being kept in a medically-induced coma. And, the diagnosis which triggered everything is still uncertian?
As a physician, I am trying to make sense of it(medically), as I'm sure you and Deanna are.
The team at St V's is great. I'm glad he is there.
You have an amazing outpouring of people interceding on BJ's behalf.
My prayer is that God will continue to comfort you on your darkest moments and give you His hope to continue to hang on to.
Brenda Bardsley Woods MD

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Kaeli Cockrell said...

boring days r the best. praying.

At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:41 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Still praying!!

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we all put $10 in, it will add up quick. I can't think of a better reason than BJ. He is truly an inspiration to us all.

At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ordered our "pink" t-shirts and we will wear those on October 1 in addition to sending b-day cards. Ryan & Arin are in 5th & 8th grade now and that sounds like a great class project...their classes have already been praying for BJ so sending a b-day card would make it even more personal for the students.

Thanks again for the updates and the specific needs for BJ. We'll be anxiously checing the site for updates throughout the weekend.

Christal Mearig
Huntington Beach, CA

At 7:15 PM, Blogger --bleu-- said...

Nothing much bad happening? Well that's good. I'm still hoping he gets better.

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed beyond words by the outpouring of prayer from around the world for BJ. God is so good. BJ I share your heart for the mission field. I just got back last Saturday from an Indian reservation in South Dakota. I am so convicted by your fearless desire to share Jesus with everyone you meet and I pray for the same fire to be set in me. Even now you are sharing Jesus though not by words but by your actinos in life. God bless you one and all. Praying for you BJ!

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Messiah Lutheran Church members, prayer group, and youth are praying for BJ.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Shine on! said...

Messiah Lutheran Church in Brownsburg, their groups, and their youth are praying for BJ.

Prayers --

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Familia of christ just wanted brent too know his word's from his
journal, has been a blessing too me
it just show's me how someone that yung can share how we should be in
our daily walk god has used him so i can walk closer with lord too i have been praying also how happy are hevenly father look s down smileing ...brent you will come threw this becuse god has a plane..
love in christ findlay ohio

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never wanted to be bored in my life until now. I understand BJ has a birthday coming up, although I do not know when. I will continue to pray in pink

In Christ
Ben Hackler

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praising God he hot his hair washed!!! And that everyhting else is stable. Praying for that rain. STAY STRONG.

Jonathan Haag

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Ashley Darnold said...

Hey! Glad to hear an update! Still praying for that rain!
Ashley Darnold
Oklahoma City, OK

At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the Father in the name of his Holy Child, Jesus, that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end" from Moroni (book of Mormon)

BJ, my family is praying for you (that your body may work good), also our prayers to your family and all the wonderful doctors and nurses that are helping you to get better.

Lili from Indianapolis.

At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for a quiet day!

Lord please continue to bless and heal BJ and please make him "rain"
In Christ's Name

Indianapolis, IN

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Barbara Ann said...

Oh so wonderful! Praise God from whom all blessings flow...
It just blesses me everytime I read that BJ is doing better...

still praying...

Barbara Ann Sheely
Piedomnt OK

At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying and trusting God for the kidney's to kick in and do their job.

I still remember the day that we were able to wash our son's hair for the first time after 2 month's. What a special day! I was washing him and the nurse just laughed and said to me "he hasn't been out playing in the dirt...we just need to help him feel fresh!" We all looked at eachother and laughed...he was clean though!
Have a blessed night!
Youngstown, Ohio

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Thomas. Kristin Dutt is my little sister. She was on the Peru trip with BJ this summer. From her sadness, I came to begin reading about BJ.

I must say that there are truly few times in our lives where we get to truly realize the prescence of God around us. Although he is always there, we always seem to be focused on things here on earth that may not be so important; be it work, money, or my favorite, future planning. It is times like these that we really understand what is important. Our loved ones are the most precious things that we have, and trusting God is the most productive thing that we can do in life. Now I have never met BJ, but I truly believe that BJ's terrible ordeal has had a greater purpose. Over the past few weeks I have read inspiring words from people all over the globe. God has his plan, and although it is difficult I believe that BJ has made an impact on people around the world; an opportunity that many of us will never have no matter how hard we teach, preach, or pray. I pray for and commend your family for your strength and ability to spread God's love through your time of trial.

"There are some things
we do not know
if they have rhyme or reason
sometimes they last for a day
sometimes for a season
It is not for us to know
what the end shall be
in the end we must remember
it is up to HE.
It is funny how we try to give
everything we can to he
in the end, who is blessed
is none other than we
Though I have never met him
there are several things I know
God has a purpose for him
and many love him so.
I hope these words
may bring a smile to your face
as BJ's trial has indeed
made the world better place."

TWB 2005

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been in and out of the house several times today and the first thing I do when I get home is to check on BJ. Praise God for such a calm day. I will be praying that tonight is the same.

Toodie Schaper
St. Charles, MO

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for the boring, clean day!

We continue to lift BJ & the family up...nearly constantly! His name comes up so very often...our God is so good to us all the time. Amazing that He created the world with a word, is sovereignly in control of so many things (with His feet ease) and He desires a personal relationship with each one of us!!!

We will specifically pray for his kidneys, lungs, and a peaceful night of rest for all of you.

Can't wait to get our shirts!

In His Hands,
The McMahans
Hudson, OH

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will pray for a quiet and stable night for all.
Love in Christ,
Kristy (Suzanne's Mom)
Nowata, Oklahoma

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying for a boring, restful night..
Love from KC Tracy

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ and all of you have still been in my and others from my youth group's prayers. It's so awesome to see God's hand working through this! So glad to hear today went well!
Sarah C. *Greenwood, IN

At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God has continued to amaze me through this situation. How you all stay so strong and focused eludes me. Every time I talk to my mom on the phone she asks me, "Have you read about BJ today?" Each day we are ministered to by these events. Praise Christ in heaven for His mercy. Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN is praying for all of you.

Katie Hunter

p.s. Lexington, KY also has prayers lifting to heaven for BJ!

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

Good night Higgins family,

It is really neat to see the closeness of all who are blogging.
They are your family now. I think
God would be pleased. Have a peaceful night and we are still praying.

Love, Nancy

At 10:44 PM, Blogger leslaw said...

We're glad to hear you all had a boring day!Continuing to pray! Rest well!
John and Leslie

At 10:48 PM, Blogger David Post said...

I'm glad it has been a quiet day. You all and BJ deserve to have a quiet day after all you have been through. I miss being with you all and being able to see BJ as he is making a recovery. We all are still praying for a full recovery and to get an update from BJ himself. I really feel that when we get that update from him it will be a time for me to cry. To cry because of the what God has done in BJ's body. We are still praying for him and will always be praying for him and his new ministry he has now. It is amazing to see how God is enlarging BJ's territory. I am praying for a full blown storm tonight. We have had a lot of rain here the last two days, so it has finished so we are sending it to BJ tonight.

At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that you and BJ are in my prayers daily. I have never met the Higgens family or BJ, but am so touched by your faith and the amazing way that God has worked in your life. I check the website everyday and am so excited to hear all of the good new lately.

Kelly Spencer
Eagle Elementary
Zionsville, IN


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