Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Good Morning!


8AM Good morning friends and family! We hope that you are still rejoicing this morning after what we are SURE was God's miraculous hand at work during the surgery. Just think, Brady is supposed to be on a ventilator right now in an ICU and he is breathing on his own!!! Amen, Amen, Amen!!! This obviously will shorten his recovery time and give Matt and I so much precious time with him awake!

I came back to the Ronald last night at about 9:30pm. They were still waiting to put Brady into a room, but he was resting comfortably. My wonderful hubby can sleep pretty much anywhere, so he stayed last night. I just got word that Brady did pretty well all night. He would wake up here and there asking for "mommy or daddy" but Matt said he was pretty easily soothed back to sleep. We are hoping to hear more from the doctors today.

Areas for prayer as we continue on:
1. Praise!!! Thank you Jesus for showing us Your awesome power and exceeding all expectation in regards to the surgery. Thank you for guiding the surgeons and for making it possible to remove even part of the spinal tumor.
2. Pray that Brady's pain will be well managed as they want him to try and move around today.
3. Pray that Brady will still free of infection and any other post surgical complications.
4. We continue to pray for complete healing from cancer. There will be tests upcoming and we know that our journey is not over. Certainly we pray with the full belief that God can make anything possible!

Matt and I can't tell you the peace that we had yesterday during the surgery. Knowing that SO many are praying is a powerful feeling and God certainly was faithful in easing our burden as we continually laid them down to Him. Thank you all for being right here with us even though so far away:)

11AM I put two pictures up of Brady at the top of this post. The first is from right now. You can see the chest tube coming out on the left. He is also getting a blood transfusion which you can see coming in on the right. He is resting comfortably and they are hoping to get him up when his lunch arrives. He has had a few crackers and some juice. When he wakes up he comments on what he sees and is very aware. Matt just took a walk back to the Ronald to shower and change. He's hoping to get back before the Dr. L stops in.

5:30 What an afternoon. We got transferred up to the regular pediatric unit on the 9th floor. Within 5 minutes of being in the room I realized our "roommate" was not a mentally stable person. Let's just say we are in a new room now and apparently not the first people to be moved out of that person's room. Our new roommate is very nice, our room is very comfortable, and we feel much better about things. Brady has been up and down today. He is in pain when we have to move him or change his dressing. It is hard to pick him up as usual because his incision is on his side, so putting your hands under his arm to hold him is painful. An area of prayer is for Brady's right eye. It appears swollen and saggy a little. One risk of this type of surgery is Horner's Syndrome which can affect your eye. We just have to kind of wait and watch it. This syndrome isn't a major deal, but also doesn't always resolve on it's own. Dr. L came in and saw Brady and told us that the chest tube and catheter will likely come out tomorrow. He also said we might be able to get home by the end of the week. My heart jumped at the thought of celebrating Easter will all 4 of my little bunnies together:)


  1. We'll keep the prayers coming in the home that his recovery can go just as well as the surgery.

    Good from Australia!


  2. What a wonderful message to wake up to. Thank God. Wes and I will continue to pray till you are all home safe and sound. Hugs and kisses to your sweet little boy. See you soon
    Love, Lynn

  3. Meg,

    This is the best you've "sounded" to me in quite a long time. I am so thankful things went well yesterday, AND you and Matt were peaceful during the wait and are very hopeful now. I will continue to pray. Best wishes for another day filled with pleasant awe and more miracles! :o)


  4. what great news!! i hope brady continues to do well....such a sweet little boy.....
    continued prayers.
    ~colleen, pa

  5. Wonderful news! Give Brady hugs from all of us!!

  6. I'm glad to hear he had a peaceful night. Keep getting stronger!

    Much love,

  7. Meg and Matt,
    God is so amazing to those who have faith and believe in his powers. All of this is also a tribute to both of you as you continue to hold Brady to God, knowing that he is God's child.
    May you continue to feel peace in your heart; healing and rest for Brady.
    Praise be to Jesus Christ for his amazing sacrifice so we could have a closer relationship with God.
    With love and prayers,
    Deb R.

  8. Glad to hear that Brady is doing well. It sounds as if Mommy and Daddy are also a lot happier today. Will continue to pray for you all. Pam xx

  9. Hugs and Kisses to you precious boy!!!

  10. Sweet Brady,

    We love you, and are praying for a speedy recovery for you. May the Lord hold you close to His heart as you rest during the day and sleep at night. May He shelter you w/His wings, and give you peaceful, Heavenly dreams.

  11. Oh, that sweet, beautiful boy! Praising God for a successful surgery, and Brady's smooth transition to recovery! And I'm so glad you are feeling all of the prayers lifting you up, and God's hand in your lives. My prayers continue to be with your family every day.

  12. Oh my goodness...seeing Brady's sweet pictures really makes it all more real. I read your blog everyday and have to remind myself that this is not just a story, your family is in this fight right at this moment. Thanks for sharing. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  13. Thank God! I'll keep prayer for Brady as long as it takes.

  14. Such a sweet boy. I can't imagine being as good as he has been through all of this. What a great little guy!


  15. I've been following your blog for a bit now through a link on the blog of a friend of mine. I've felt odd commenting before, but I am too filled with joy now to stay silent. You've been in my prayers and will continue to be as Brady continues through this battle.


  16. Megan,
    Brady looks great!! What a sweet boy!! Praise God and all His glory!!! SO glad to hear that surgery went so well and that Brady is doing so well post surgery!!

    We will continue to pray and espeically for pain management and of course, healing!!

  17. Still praying!!! Brady looks beautiful. I want to give him a hug!!! My kiddos asked about him this morning at breakfast. Glad to share the good news of how he is doing. We will keep checking back. :)

  18. Thank you father God for the miracle, thank you for giving peace and comfort to Matt and Megan during the surgery, thank you for guiding the surgeons hands, thank you for being right there in the operating room and watching over your precious young lamb Brady. My heart is full of praise for all that you have done, are doing, and will do for the Williams family. Thank you Matt and Megan for giving us a glimpse into the world of miracles by sharing this battle for Brady with us. You will never know how many lives you have touched and will touch with this blog, thanks.

  19. Praise God Brady your #1

  20. You will all feel much better at home i'm sure! We'll pray about that eye, and a speedy recovery. Brady couldn't have been given better parents, you guys are extraordinary people, we pray you are restored w/joy and strength. Sleep tight tonight. Love you Brady:)

  21. Just got home from Florida and checked the blog.
    What beautiful pictures, thank you for keeping us informed. I know your mama's heart, and I pray all will come to pass. Birthdays just around the corner too. Isaiah 26:3
    3 You will keep in perfect peace
    him whose mind is steadfast,
    because he trusts in you.
    Love you guys

  22. I can't believe you might be home by the end of the week!!!! What a blessing that would be!!

    Praise the Lord that everything is going so well!! Hope that his little eye is ok!!

    We are all still praying for Brady!

  23. Oh he looks like a big boy! I hope his pain gets better soon. I'll be praying you guys get to go home soon and get to spend Easter at home with the whole family!

    Love and hugs,

  24. Hey Meg,

    Sorry you got a rought roommate originally, but it sounds like things are going well now and I'm glad to hear it. I'll keep praying for the pain to be well managed for Brady and for strength for both of you and the folks taking care of your little ones at home. It would be WONDERFUL if you could all be together for the holiday! :o)


  25. Grace had a dream about you! She woke up this morning and said,: Megan is talking to me, she is telling me something good! Some good news indeed. We are so happy that all is going well. We pray for a speedy recovery so you can all be home for Easter! Big Hugs xoxox

  26. Will pray for the eye and that Brady is able to get home soon. An Easter Miracle perhaps? We will keep praying'!!

  27. praise god for all the ways that you all have been blessed and that brady is doing so well. prayers for you all and for no infection and quick healing and, well, all the other things as well. the peace prayers are working....

  28. Just stumbled upon your blog from a link... wanted to send up some good vibes & prayers! xo to your sweet baby boy from our family in Medina.

  29. That would be a blessing to have ALL of the kiddos together for easter.

  30. Thank you for the pictures. What a beautiful little boy!!! I was so happy to hear that you all may be home for the weekend. That would be wonderful. We will keep praying for a quick recovery and for Brady to heal a little more each day.


  31. This is from my 7 year old daughter Amanda to Brady:
    "I hope you feel better. I wish I could come to the hospital, and give you a hug and give you some nice stuff to help make you feel much much better. Happy Day....love Amanda
    P.S. I'll pray for you everyday of the week"

  32. Praise the Lord for all He has done and the blessings He has showered on you. The miracles that God performs are just awe inspiring.

    The first picture of Brady makes him look so Big....and the second one with him sleeping so peacefully makes you want to pick him up and hold him close.

    Just want to say once again...if you need anything please feel free and able to ask...

    We continue to pray. When I read the blog to Emily - my 4 year old - she was hooting and jumping that Jesus healed Brady. So as so many others have said...Thank you for posting this journey...It is not only enlisting a prayer army for Brady and a support team for you and Matt - but it is a spiritual powerhouse affect and touching many lives.

    With praise and prayer

  33. Praise God for all the miracles and blessings during Brady's surgery. We are praying for you and your family, and the surgeons, nurses, and a speedy and healthy recovery!
    Love Brady's Easter bunny ears,
    With love, from Minnesota,
    The Mickelsen family, Paul and Noelle, Kyle, Emily and Hunter
    friends of your sister, Melissa


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