Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hanging on

Trauma can bring very interesting emotions. The last couple of days we have gone through shock, denial, anger, and frustration. Today was the first time since this all started that we are at peace. We realize God has a plan, and we have no control over what he intends for our little one. Having him baptised reassured to us that no matter what happens, he will be happy. It humbles us to know that we have the support system that we do. People we haven't talked to in years, are checking on us. People we hardly talk to are offering their help, and the people we are closest to are standing beside us 100%. We could never express the appreciation we have for everyone following and supporting us. The prayers are so important to us because we honestly believe that is whats making him stronger. We are sorry we are unable to return everyones phone calls, but know that we will never forget that you cared enough to check on us. Brody is still putting up a good fight. If he makes it to 4:30 am without converting to SVT, it will be 24 hours in sinus rhythm. That would be a very large milestone towards healing. We will have another ultrasound of the head tomorrow morning, and will find out if we can continue ECMO therapy. We are keeping our fingers crossed, and hoping for the best.


  1. Thank you for the update guys. Your families are in our prayers and I can't wait to read the update tomorrow after Brodys ultrasound. I am glad that Kylie posted the baptism pictures on facebook. Brody is such a cutie and quite the fighter, just like his mom and dad. Love to you all.

  2. I am so sorry for all that little Brody has had to go through and I will keep praying for a full and healthy recovery. I know that you will continue to find the strength and courage to get through this. You are an amazing mother and Brody is so lucky to have you on his side! We have been and will continue to pray for you and your family. Draw from the strength of others through this as I know you are surrounded by loved ones. Let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for you. Renae

  3. Doug & Kendel,

    Ryan & I are thinking of & praying for all of you. Brody is beautiful!! I worked in Cardiology @ Children's with each of those cardiologists & they are all fantastic!

    Ryan & Nikki

  4. Doug and Kendel -
    Thanks so much for making the blog. You've been through so much these last couple weeks and your plate is full right now --taking time to keep everyone updated means a lot. You've been in the forefront of our minds since I talked to Nicole on Monday, and prayers have been coming your way since. Just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we've been asking those close to us to offer prayers your way too.

    Zeb, Andrea, and Jobe

  5. Just wanting to let all of you know that Brody is a constant on our minds and in our prayers.

    Greg and Kay Lynne Sheffield and our family.