Thursday, September 15, 2005

Update after the below message...the procedure will begin after 2pm...

The pediatric surgeon tried for an hour and a half to get a catheter line in but was unsuccessful. Swelling, and the oscillating ventilator are the reasons. He is now contacting a radiologist who will apparently shoot dye into his veins, then with the help of a fluoroscope will try to locate vessels which could be used. The dye will further damage his already non-functioning kidneys, so they will try to minimize its use. No word on when.

I guess smooth sailing happens another day.

Father, I know you have a plan, please give them wisdom, and a steady hand to be able to work this out, quickly.

Bj's dad

44 Comments:

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Brent & Deanna - Remember that even when things aren't sailing smoothly, Jesus is on the boat during the storms, too. And most of all remember that He is the one who can calm the storms. We are praying hard for BJ and that the doctors will be able to find a vein that can work. We are praying that his kidneys will not suffer from the dye & that they will begin functioning soon.

We are holding you dear to our hearts. We love you guys so incredibly much.

Love,
Jes, Todd & Andrew Y.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Praying right now . . .

Lynn Andrews
Macon, GA

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

I have been glued to the web site this morning for an update. I'm sure sorry the procedure was not succesful. We are continuing to pray for the right Drs with the right procedures to minimize the damage.
We know that God is on His throne and He cares and watches over His own. BJ is certainly His own.
We will be anticipating a positive report.
Love,
Aunt Maralyn
Carlsbad,CA

 
At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father God, please be with BJ today, guide the surgeons hands, and bless them with wisdom and success, all according to Your Will! Please heal BJ's kidneys, help them to start functioning, and protect them from the dye today. Please help them find a vein that is usable. Guide them every moment! We praise Yor for BJ remaining stable in his numbers,and most importantly, for Your Will being done in Your precious servants life. Thank You for taking the swelling down in his eyes. I pray Lord, for a miraculous healing, so that BJ will be well for his precious 16th birthday! Your Will be done, Father, and in Your perfect timing.

Still praying for Jayden's family also. God bless all of you in your time of pain. He is the Healer. Trust in Him!

Linda Anderson
Willows, California

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger natenamy said...

"With Jesus in the boat, I can smile in he storm... when I'm sailin' on..."

Sorry for the discouraging news... We're praying that the doctors will find a vein to get the catheter hooked up in soon.

We love ya.

Nate and Amy

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear heavenly father please be with BJ and the doctors right now, Lord please help the catheter line to go in safely and smoothly, please help the swelling to go down. Please be with Brent & Deanna and the girls as they go through the daily struggles of not knowing what will happen next. Please be with the doctors, surgeons, and the nurses as they take care of BJ. Give them the knowledge to figure out what to do next. In Jesus name I pray amen

ISAIAH 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

FBC Johnny

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Still checking in, still praying. Specifically praying for his kidneys and thier function right now.

Father, please protect BJ's body from any further damage. You have created him, you know what needs tobe done, please provide the doctors with clarity and direction.

You are always on time. Help Brent and Deanna as they wait on you , Lord.

Praise you for what you are doing every minute of the day!!

Amen!


Loving you guys through this,

Debbie

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I pray for your guidance throughout this process. Help the doctors to be effient at solving the problem with as little damage as possible from the dye.

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying hard. Esp. for his kidneys to begin functioning correctly again.

Love in Christ,
Kayla
Dalla, TX

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can calm the seas...we will bow now to seek His will & help.

We will pray that you will be encouraged while He is at work in ways we don't see or know. He sure hears our heart's desires. Praise our Lord!

The McMahans
Hudson, OH

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying, praying , praying...
in KC love Tracy

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

Father, we pray your steady hand will guide the surgeons as they seek to place this catheter. We also claim no further damage to the Kidneys from the dye and in fact pray with hearts of expectations because we know you answer prayer. Please bring peace to Brent & Deanna and the girls. I cannot begin to imagine how they cope hour by hour other than by their deep, deep faith in YOU. May they be able to draw once again on this faith yet another day. We pray a protective hedge around the entire family. I pray even this minute that you make YOUR presence known in a new and powerful way, like a fresh breeze that fills BJ's room. Might everyone who enters sense the Holy Spirit watching guard over our precious brother...We pray in Jesus name....Phil & Paula

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ps. 91:1,"In those moments when we are vulnerable & exposed, the shadow of the Almighty may be the only covering we have." Beth Moore, Living Beyond Yourself, p. 21.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

Deuteronomy 20

1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lord I am asking , Please help doctors today with what BJ needs Guide them and Please Lord keep your healing hand over BJ as he needs your strength and healing power to help him through all this. In Jesus name I pray
Amen
Lisa Gresh/Meils
Indpls., IN

 
At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. We will continue to pray that the doctors will be able to get the catheter in and that the dye will not cause any complications. We pray for the doctors as they are willing to try whatever procedure needs to be done to help BJ. We pray that the Lord will be able to guide them in all that they do. We must trust and obey for there is no other way.
Keep on trusting!
Love,
The Peters in Santa Claus (Jes Y. parents)

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FATHER GOD,
YOU KNOW THE NEED OF BJ AND THE FAMILY. YOU KNOW THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROCEUDRES AND METHODS USED IN TRYING TO HELP BJ. GOD I ASK THAT YOU SEND YOUR WISDOM TO THE MEDICAL TEAM. LEAD AND GUIDE THEM IN HOW TO DO THIS.
LORD I ASK THAT YOU SEND YOUR HEALING VIRTUE OUT TO BJ. TOUCH HIM AND HIS FAMILY. SEND PEACE TO THE BODY AND CAUSE HIS KIDNEY'S TO BEGIN FUNCTIONING. WE SPEAK LIFE INTO BJ AND THE FAMILY.
WE THANK YOU FOR USING THIS FAMILY AND EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN APART OF THIS WORK. SHOW US WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LEARN. WE KNOW THAT ALL ANSWERS, BLESSINGS, AND EVERYTHING COMES FROM YOU AND WE RECOGNIZE YOU ARE LORD. IN JESUS NAME.........AMEN.

PRAYING ALWAYS
TIFFANY W. HOUSE OF GOD CHURCH
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

 
At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying with you during the procedure. We thank God for the developments in medicine that there can be alternative ways of doing things! The radioactive dye will make BJ "Glow before the Lord"!

If the surgeon needs to be creative, I'm sure God will plant the ideas he needs at the time he needs them!

We are holding each of you up before the throne of God and He will sustain you!

Jamie

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for the doctors..praying the lord will steady there hands, and give them the knowledge to bring the surgery to success..praying for BJ's continued strength..Guide Brent,Deanna,Lauren,Whitney,keep them at peace and near to you do lord.,
We love you guys,
Lora J.

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

On my knees before the Lord for BJ. Lord Jesus, please be with the medical staff as they are used by you to help BJ. May his kidneys begin to function, may the dye have no adverse effect, may his counts continue to remain strong and may he begin the healing process through all that is being done for him. Father please make him strong in you and we ask that once again you fight this battle for him. We know that the victory is already won we just have to wait for your timing and that's the hard part. Please continue to be with Brent, Deanna and Girls as they wait anxiously for the results. Give them your peace and grace.

Please continue to hold little Jayden's family close to you at this difficult time. Help them to feel your love and presence.
We Love you Lord and thank you for your continued presence at this critical time.
Love in Him,
Lynn

 
At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continually lifting you all up to God. Hang in there.
philip.
big cabin, ok

 
At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry to hear about little jayden, that just brakes my heart for his family. I pray that one day they will be able to see little jayden again. May God be with his family and comfort them and bless them in this time of need.

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lord
hear our prayers
Faithfully yours
lkg

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Praying for the procedure to take a minimal amount of time with spectaular results.

Father, we stand with this family and the doctors in this battle. We beg for victory over any further set backs.

You are a mighty God!!!! Amen!

Debbie

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am humbled by the strength of your son. My prayer are with you.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Christina said...

I see a pattern here. We all pray and God blesses us by answering our prayers. After that the boat begins to rock again. And again, God hears us! He is with you! He is the Captain of the boat and when there are waves He is right there with you! Hang on to the side and focus on the day BJ is healed. God is with you!

We will remain on our knees for BJ and for you all.

Trusting God,

Christina

 
At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your steadfast faith is absolutely and completely inspiring. I am praying for your son and check the website daily. God bless you and your family during this tremendous trial you are enduring. Our God is an awesome God and miracles are right up his alley.

Kimberley Poncin
Purcellville, Va.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger . said...

Still praying....

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Walker Moore said...

Tito called and they are still praying for you all.
Walker

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger LisaTeegarden said...

We're still praying too...Mom and I. I'm trying to keep her up on things. I go to Dr at 3, so I'll have to call for updates today after that. Love Yous....Lisa

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger aC Biblestudy said...

Higgins family, sorry to hear that the operation was unsuccesful. They'll find another way though, Lord willing.

I can't say that I know how you are feeling at this moment. Emotionally and physically drained doesn't even begin to describe it I would imagine. However please, please never lose your hope or faith that God is in full and complete control of all this. Keep the faith, stay strong in the Lord.

I hope that you'll continue to be encouraged by knowing all of us are still bringing BJ and your family to God in prayer continually and I am praying for a full recovery if it be His will to provide it. Still praying!

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying here.
Lord we ask that Your will be done in BJ's body just as it is in heaven.
Amen and Amen

In His Love
Linda Ronne

 
At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for the touch of God to rest on all involved. First with B.J. second with his amazing family, and third for the wonderful medical staff in charge of his care. May the Lord touch each one of you exactly where you have need of it.
Youngstown, OH

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord and Savior,
Please be with BJ today as they shoot dye into his veins. Please help them find vessels that they can use. Please protect his kidneys from the dye....please Lord heal his kidneys and let them begin to function. Please Lord, take away any complications and just heal BJ.
Amen

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father God, glorify Yourself once again by making a way where there seems to be no way. God, BJ is a young man who has boldly shown so many, even in his weakness of body, that You are the Way. Work in his body, in his life, and in his family's life so that YOU ALONE receive the glory. Guide the hands and eyes of those working with BJ, let the dye cause no damage at all, and bring perfect peace to all connected here in any way. We remember sweet Jayden's family as well and ask you to continue to give them peace as they go through their own storms.

in the precious name of Christ our LORD,

Pieper family
Charleston, SC

 
At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgin's family,
My family and I continue to lift B.J. and the rest of you up in prayer. We were so sorry to hear about little Jayden, but rejoice in the fact that he is HOME!! How we all long for the day when we too can bask in the presence of our Savior's Love! May God continue to sustain you all during this time! All glory to God!
In Christ,
Katie Vaughn
Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Pray that smooth sailing day comes soon. Keep looking up. BJ will get better.

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying HIS mighty right arm that has NOT been shortened to reach down and restore, refresh, revive, renew BJ and all of his family in this moment. We praise You Lord! For You are MIghty to save! Bj-- You are fearfully and wonderfully made by Your Creator and He loves you and your whole famliy. Rest, receive, receive, receive from Him this day, this moment!!! LB in San Diego, Ca

 
At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father,
You have brought BJ so far already. The miracles that you have performed on his behalf have been awesome. We thank you for Your faithfulness and mercy. Now we ask that You would restore the function to his kidneys, that you would give the Dr.'s wisdom and that they would find the proper vein into which to insert the catheter. We are always amazed by Your presence for in Your Presence we find healing for every disease and comfort for every hurt. Surround BJ with Your Almighty Presence. Send Your angels of protection to camp round about that room and give Deanna, Brent and the girls your perfect peace. Satan we bind any and all attempts for you to interfere. We declare in the name of Jesus that every plan is cancelled out and that You are defeated again!!! We plead the blood of Jesus over the surgery, over BJ's body, over his kidney's, and over every area that he spends any time in. Thank you Jesus for Your blood which covers every curse and cancels every sin. Thank you for Your Healing Power and we give You glory in advance for success in this endeavor.

Remember No weapon formed against you shall prosper!!!

In Christ's Love
Dawn D.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, we pray as we wait for news on BJ, knowing that You know all that is going on - both at the hospital & in BJ's body, that you would heal him if it is your will. We have faith in your sovereign power to overcome what doctors may consider impossible, when we begin to waiver, when we are weary...You are our strength. Please be obviousily with the Higgins family now.

Thank you Lord.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that your son, BJ, got sick. I will be praying for him and will make sure that my friends are praying for him too. Remember, you arent alone. As christians we are in one big family. If things arent going well, rember, God is always with you, right besides you!
My prayers are with you.

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying hard...STAY STRONG

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you BJ.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
PORTAGE, IN.

 
At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola bj aca con el pastor tito, y con los jovenes estamos orando por ty no se si me conoceras pero yo soy un joven de la iglecia pero me llamo junior te evisto cuando saliste en la plaza de arma con tus demas amigos, y poreso todos estamos trites porty bj cuidate muho q dios te vendiga y que te de fuerza par que salgas bien de salud bueno ya me boy chau cuidate mucho estaremos orando por ty bj bye toda mi famila estan orando por ty las famila zavaleta bueno bye

 

Post a Comment

<< Home