Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Last night, a new family arrived with a 6 day old baby in an emergent situation. The infant was not breathing, and the Dr. had to intubate (put a breathing tube down the throat). The baby did not make it...and the family fell apart. We have been here 30 days, and had not seen this. The other families (including us) wept for them. It hurts so much, and hits so close to home for all of us...but to talk that way diminishes THEIR pain. Jesus, please bring healing to this broken family. I do not know how to survive this situation, but you do Father, and they need your help. Please touch them.

BJ's night was quiet, with the exception of having to have his cvvh circuit changed out as it was ready to clot. This morning he started to bleed some from his chest tube when they moved him a bit for the chest x-ray (no results yet). The bleeding seems to have stopped, but Dr. Ruppel is concerned that he would even bleed for such a seemingly insignificant procedure.

Canula removal, we are being told may not happen until tomorrow at 3pm. That is the first time the 2 surgeons schedules had openings at the same time. However, Dr. Ruppel will try to get them to work it in today. It is discouraging and even maddening to have to wait. We know the Lord is in control, and His will will be done regardless of schedules.

Beej's numbers remain stable. We are so grateful for this.

Praise God for His abiding with us in this time...

Beej's dad


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43 Comments:

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE WAIT WITH EXPECTATION FOR THE MOVE OF GOD. WE WAIT BELIEVING GOD'S WORD AND KNOWING HE IS ABLE. YES WAITING IS HARD, BUT IT IS IN OUR WAITING THAT WE GAIN STRENGTH AND POWER.
PSALM 27:14 SAYS "WAIT ON THE LORD: BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN THINE HEART: WAIT, I SAY, ON THE LORD."
I KNOW THIS HARD THING TO HEAR AND BEAR. BUT GOD IS WORKING AND MOVING EVEN KNOW.
WE THANK YOU JESUS FOR THE HEALING AND FOR THE GROWTH IN YOU.

LOVE IN CHRIST
WESLEY CATE'S NEIGHBOR
TIFFANY W. HOUSE OF GOD CHURCH
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

 
At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh jeez. i love you guys!! i am praying so hard...we all are! i love you!
love katie

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will pray for schedules to change and BJ's procedure time to work out today.

We are praying for all of you today and for how the Lord leads you with the families around you!

"I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me" Ps. 57:2

We love you because of Him!
The McMahans
Hudson OH

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I said to the Lord, 'You are my Lord, I have no good besides You'" Ps 16:2

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and is safe." Proverbs 18:10

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Some boast in chariots and some boast in horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord our God." Ps 20:7

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw your update, will definitely be praying for the family who lost their baby. How very sad. Will continue praying for the bleeding to diminish but not clot and for the MD's schedules to coincide so the procedures can be done quickly. Take care guys!

Love, Nancy

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything." I Chronicles 29:11

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I am praying for the procedure to be today.

Continue to heal BJ and stop that bleeding. Help the procedure to be be successful and that the doctors will find time today for the procedure. Also be with the family that lost their baby today.

Hannibal MO

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Heal me O Lord and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." Jeremiah 17:14

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayer is certainly for this family that had such a short time with their precious baby. Thank you for telling us about it.
I know this waiting is really frustrating, but we know our God is an "On Time" God. I will pray that He allows these two surgeons to adjust their schedules so that BJ can be attended to today.
I'm thankful that for the most part he had an uneventful night.....Now isn't that crazy? God continues to work miracles throughout the night and I call it "uneventful". I'm sorry Lord. Every breath we take is a gift from YOU.
I'll be praying (and checking) throughout the day. I've come to love your family so much. Thanks for allowing me to join you in prayer for beej and the staff and other patients at St. V's
Your sister in Christ in Evansville, IN.

Susie

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger . said...

Press On - Selah

When the valley is deep
When the mountain is steep
When the body is weary
When we stumble and fall

When the choices are hard
When we're battered and scarred
When we've spent our resource
When we've given our all

In Jesus name we press on
In Jesus name we press on
Dear Lord, with the prize
Clear before our eyes
We find the strength to press on

*************

STILL praying....

(I work online a lot of the day, so I can check REALLY often.)

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In our storms we are weak, and he is strong...I pray for the lord to move schedules if it is indeed the timing that the Lord feels is right for BJ...God has shown us mercy and grace for his beloved son... we continue as warriors to pray for Gods control,for his timing..for BJ's progress...for the bleeding to be under control..for the doctors preparing for there care of BJ..I pray for our patience..Know that we love you all.
Lora J

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I don't even know you but am praying for you. That's the great thing about being a "family" in the Lord. We are all a part and, believe it or not, we hurt for you. God, I pray for this entire family today. Give them an extra blessed day & show them that you love them in a real way today. Thank you for updating the site so frequently so we'll know how to pray. ~Ally from Ada, OK

 
At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you.

Sarah Linebaugh
College Station, TX

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

FBC Grapevine, Texas is seeking God on your behalf. Hang in there.
Chad Johnston, Student Minister

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you, for the family whose baby is with Jesus, and for BJ's procedure to take place at just the right time when his body is the most ready. . .He is Lord even of doctors' schedules!

Pieper Family
Charleston, SC

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

Praying for no more bleeding and God's perfect timing today. Praising God for all He has done and in advance for what He is going to do today.
Love to you all,
Lynn

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Jeannie Hilfiker said...

We look to the Lord, the great healer: He is our help our refuge,our strength.
God bless the baby's family, watch over BJ and give him strength for the day.
Jeannie Indianapolis, IN

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ones,
We are thankful for BJ's stable numbers, and pray the surgeon's
schedules can be worked out for today. We especially want to lift up this family in their loss. We know The Holy Spirit will comfort them, and we pray for His grace to be sufficient for them in their time of need.

KPO

Elsie Jay

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for God's perfect timing in the removal of B.J.'s canula's. Waiting can be so difficult, but God know's just the right time. Our son was in the hospital for 7 1/2 months before we brought him home after he was born. He was in ICU for 6 months of his 7 1/2 month stay. We faced so many seasons of "waiting". Watching him hooked up to machines. Just the sounds of all the machines at times was more than we could bare. But our heavenly Father was SO FAITHFUL. His timing was just right. He's Never early, never late...always right on time. We are praying that schedules will coordinate when the timing is right for B.J. to tolerate everything. May His peace be with you as you wait. We love and are praying for you.
Steve and Barbara Fazzini
Youngstown, Ohio

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Derek Brown said...

Still praying......and shared your story with some friends on the west coast that will be checkin up on you and praying!

~Derek

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

shannon
Marion, Ohio

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

Brent, I await each update and thank you for them. It so helps me know how to pray as I continue to do. Now I pray for BJ and the doctors as they prepare for the next procedure.
Marty H./ Carmel, IN

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

still praying for you all!!!

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Gosh, my heart breaks for the family who lost their little one...I can not fathom it. They are in our prayers as well. We will pray that the doctors can coincide thier schedules to get BJ's procedures done. We love you all!!!

Jes, Todd & Andrew

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for y'all! You are always in my heart!
"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted." Job 5:9

Heath

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry for the lost life of a little child. We will pray for the pain that that family is going through. These children are not ours, they are Gods and when he wants them, he can take them at any time. That is very had to take at its own. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray that all goes very well with both doctors. We thank you God for this day and praise you for all we have, we lift up BJ to you this morning and ask that you will see that all goes well with the surgeons and that no bleeding will take effect. We pray that you are there guiding the dr's as they perform their surgery. We ask for a complete recovery. We ask this in Jesus' name, Amen. We pray that all of you have a great day. Remember never lose your faith and always give God the glory and Praise that he deserves.

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned of this situation while browsing Mercy Me's website. I have added you guys to my prayer list and websites to get others to pray! Lord Jesus, bring your blessed healing to this wonderful servant of yours!

Louisville, KY 40291

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger LisaTeegarden said...

Good morning family. Just to let you know every time I am awake at night I am praying for yous and for BJ. I prayed the bleeding would stop...not really knowing if he was bleeding til now. God understands how hard it is to wait. His timing is perfect. Praying all procedures go well when they happen...and for no more bleeding, infections etc. Love, Lisa, Marion

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God. I give thanks for how far Bj has come and I pray for strength in Bj to keep fighting, I pray for the doctors time coordination
in next procedures and I pray for God's healing hand to continue for BJ, Gods faithul servant.

I send big hug to you all with faithful prayer and neverending hope
for Beej's recovery.

Lisa Gresh/Meils

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

We at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro, North Carolina have been keeping up with BJ's progress. You are in our constant prayers and we know that God will see you through this. Erin Freemyer (one of our members) was in Peru with your son this past summer and alerted us to his illness. In Christ's Love, CUMC.

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our congregation prays for BJ and all of you each Wednesday and Sunday and many of us pray for daily. We are amazed at what we God do and encouraged by your faith. Thank you for keeping us informed with this website.
God bless you
Northwood Baptist Church
Sullivan, IN

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Your website address goes out on the hospital/prayer update from our church to all members who have email. There are many wonderful prayer warriors out there and they are all praying for BJ and your family.
As others have already said God's timing is not necessarily our timing. We want it done now. We will pray with you that if it can be done today, safely, that it will be done. We ask God to specifically guide the surgeons and the personnel taking care of BJ.
Brent, thank you so much for the phone call to my husband, Ken. He was so excited and blessed to hear your calm voice. God has blessed your family with much insight to His word and His ways. May we all learn from it.

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are still praying for BJ. Yes, God is in control. PTL
Martha & Phil

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I praise God for your strength. I can't imagen how difficult this must be for you. I continue to pray for your family. Keep your heads lifted high knowing that our God is in control and He is the Almighty.

For His Glory,
Glenna Scott
Secretary at FBC Rolling Hills and member at Oak Grove Baptist in Catoosa, OK

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for BJ and his upcoming surgery.....Thank you for sharing the story of the family that lost their baby to the Lord last night. It is so difficult for those left behind....I will keep them in my prayers also.
Love in Christ,
Cathy
Gainesville, FL

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brother in Christ;
I heard about you in our Bible Class this morning of Korean P. Church of Indianapolis.
I pray for your healing and recovery.
I will continue the pray on every morning prayer in my Church.

 
At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sad (about the baby)
I am still praying for you guys, and i'll be praying for the family of that baby, too.

Your little sister in Him,
Corrie Fillio
Northside Baptist Church
Indianapolis, IN

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are also with the family who lost their baby so tragically--I know that your faith was a comfort to them at the time also. What a hard thing to see and so hard to know how to comfort them. I pray that God sends the Great Comfortor's spirit to them.

We also continue to pray for BJ and also the family--I feel that God has His hand on you all through this.

The Romingers-French Lick, IN

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger duanekline said...

"And David said to Solomon his son, 'Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.'"
1 Chronicles 28:20

This is stuck to my computer screen at work--I am a high school principal--as a reminder that God gives us what we need to do His work--all of the time. He will give to BJ all he needs to do the work He has set for him to do.

Blessings to you all from Him who carries all of our burdens,
Duane, Anne, Hannah and Aaron Kline
McDonough, GA

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

I have prayed for BJ and his family today. Debby Taggart, Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW WE CONTINUE TO PRAY THAT GODS WILL BE DONE,FOR BJ. AND THAT YOUR WHOLE CHURCH FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM BE BLEST IN ALL THEY DO IN GODS NAME FOR YOU AND BJ. THERE ARE 2 CHURCHES IN AVON NY THAT ARE INCLUDING YOU IN ALL THERE PRAYERS ALSO. WE ARE ON THE COJMPUTER 5 OR 6 TIMES A DAY TO FOLLOW HIS HEALING PROCESS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL WITH US.
BIG JOHNS MOM AND DAD

 

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