Friday, January 30, 2009

The End of a Long Day

It is 9:15pm and we still haven't heard from the oncologist regarding the results of the MIBG scans over the past 3 days. We have called the "on call" service two times and the farthest we got was speaking with the on call doctor who had no clue what was going on with Brady. We want the results of this test...we were told we would be called tonight not only for results, but to have the plan for Monday. The waiting is agonizing, frustrating, and really unfair. Add this to the stress of having to watch Brady endure another scan today without sedation. Although painless for him physically, he cries throughout the whole scan unaware of why he is being strapped down and put into a confining tube. As you can tell, spirits are low tonight. He is still up and upset at this hour, he has only slept about 1 hour all day. He is agitated, overtired, and is experiencing painful constipation.

We are praying for a weekend of some peace before we begin this battle. Pray for Brady's comfort, his sense of security... Pray for some peace within our family. Our little world is so vastly different than what it was just two weeks ago. That is difficult for me...I'm overwhelmed by everything and just keeping praying "strength for today God and hope for tomorrow."

We will update as soon as we hear anything for the doctor.


  1. Sweet Brady, may you feel God's healing power begin to work in your little body. May an hour of sleep feel like four, and may you regain strength to eat&play. May you receive peace&security in all you face, and a reason to smile in all this madness. We love you little baby.

  2. I am praying for God's strength and presence as you face this with Brady. I am praying that Brady can have peace and rest.

  3. Dear Megan & Matt,
    We pray this evening for Brady, comfort & a night of restful sleep. For you, as parents, we pray rest, strength, and a steadfast hope. We also continue to pray for Eli, Cara & Allie. May you, as a family, have a weekend of family togetherness & love. May God rain on your family his blanket of peace and grace.

  4. I'll be praying all weekend for you guys to have peace, hear good results and for Brady to have some comfort and feel better soon. I'm believing God has His mighty hand on little Brady right now and is taking care of him! Keep asking...keep seeking...keep knocking!

  5. Meg and Matt
    We continue to pray and think of you all day, everyday. We hope that you manage to have a peaceful, healing weekend.

    We love you
    Frank, Stacey and Carter

  6. I am praying so hard for you, Matt, and Brady. It is breaking my heart to hear your pain and fear as well as Brady's. I won't stop praying.
    Ginny(from Georgia)

  7. Matt and Megan
    I received this weekly devotional and thought of you. Pam
    When You Speak, God Hears
    by Max Lucado

    Those who pray keep alive the watch fires of faith. For the most part we don’t even know their names. Such is the case of someone who prayed on a day long ago. His name is not important. He is important not because of who he was, but because of what he did.

    He went to Jesus on behalf of a friend. His friend was sick, and Jesus could help, and someone needed to go to Jesus, so someone went. Others cared for the sick man in other ways. Some brought food; others provided treatment; still others comforted the family. Each role was crucial. Each person was helpful, but no one was more vital than the one who went to Jesus.

    John writes: “So Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick’” (John 11:3, emphasis mine).

    Someone carried the request. Someone walked the trail. Someone went to Jesus on behalf of Lazarus. And because someone went, Jesus responded.

    In the economy of heaven, the prayers of saints are a valued commodity. John the apostle would agree. He wrote the story of Lazarus and was careful to show the sequence: The healing began when the request was made.

    The phrase the friend of Lazarus used is worth noting. When he told Jesus of the illness, he said, “The one you love is sick.” The power of the prayer, in other words, does not depend on the one who makes the prayer but on the one who hears the prayer.

    We can and must repeat the phrase in manifold ways. “The one you love is tired, sad, hungry, lonely, fearful, depressed.” The words of the prayer vary, but the response never changes. The Savior hears the prayer. He silences heaven so he won’t miss a word. The Master heard the request. Jesus stopped whatever he was doing and took note of the man’s words. This anonymous courier was heard by God.

    John’s message is critical. You can talk to God because God listens. Your voice matters in heaven. He takes you very seriously. When you enter his presence, the attendants turn to you to hear your voice. No need to fear that you will be ignored. Even if you stammer or stumble, even if what you have to say impresses no one, it impresses God—and he listens.

    Intently. Carefully. The prayers are honored as precious jewels. Purified and empowered, the words rise in a delightful fragrance to our Lord. “The smoke from the incense went up from the angel’s hand to God” (Rev. 8:4). Incredible. Your words do not stop until they reach the very throne of God.

    One call and heaven’s fleet appears. Your prayer on earth activates God’s power in heaven.

    You are the someone of God’s kingdom. Your prayers move God to change the world. You may not understand the mystery of prayer. You don’t need to. But this much is clear: Actions in heaven begin when someone prays on earth. What an amazing thought!

    When you speak, Jesus hears.

    And when Jesus hears, the world is changed.

    All because someone prayed.

    In the Eye of the StormFrom
    For These Tough Times:
    Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope and Healing
    © (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006) Max Lucado

  8. Jerry and Carol FosterJanuary 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    We just learned of Brady's health concerns through the OA alumni newletter. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


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