Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emergency Surgery - Please Pray for Brody!

We are at Cook Children's in Fort Worth and doctors are confident Brody's VP shunt has malfunctioned and his spinal fluid isn't draining properly. They're not sure exactly where the problem is and will see once they're in whether it's in the brain, along his tubing or in his abdominal cavity. Surgery will be in the morning, not sure what time.

Bret and I are doing ok, just shocked at the news. Up until now, we have been fortunate enough to have no issues with Brody's shunt which was placed at 32 weeks gestation (4 weeks old). Many feelings rushing back from our NICU days and we're worried as any parents would be.

Brody doesn't know exactly what's going on. He feels fine, not sick at all. He came into the ER earlier to "see the doctor" and we've thrown the poor guy for a loop with an unexpected ambulance ride, an admittance to another hospital, IVs, tests and now learning he's going to spend the night here. He hasn't eaten since his 10:45am lunch at school and is very hungry. We have not told him that he will have surgery, just that the doctor wants to see him in the morning to make sure everything is alright. He's confused and afraid and we are trying to comfort him and explain things in a way a five year old can understand.

Pray specifically for Brody's little body. We've all seen what this little boy has overcome and we know he'll continue to be strong despite his fear. Pray for the doctors and nurses caring for him. We are very confident in Dr. Honeycut and know Brody is in great hands. Pray for Bret and I that we can be strong for Brody. Lastly, pray for Baxlyn, Kylee & Korbin. They don't know exactly what is going on and are also confused as to why we are not home with Brody.

Thanks to all of you who have called, text and showed your support through facebook, we appreciate knowing so many people are praying for Brody!

We will update tomorrow!

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