Thursday, April 16, 2009

The important things first...Brady continues to be on the road to a great recovery! I opted to not have the home nurse come today and instead took on changing his Broviac dressing myself. I used to have the nurse do it because she had to come for blood draws anyway. Since Brady doesn't need his blood drawn right now, I figured I would do the dressing change. I have only done it 2 or 3 times before so I'm always nervous. I'm not the best at keeping a sterile field:( Matt has to hold Brady down as I do it becuase he just detests the whole process. The hardest part for him is pulling off the old dressing. I think his skin is starting to break down a little, so I know it feels raw. Then I have to clean the area and he just screams, "ouch!" Totally heartbreaking, I hate doing it, but it has to be done. We made it through, and hopefully if the scans show things are stable, he can have the surgery to take the Broviac out! Won't that be a great day!

Another update: Our little friend Nathaniel made it through his surgery in 5 hours. I haven't gotten a recent update, but sounds like things went smoothly, and like Brady the main tumor was removed.

On a lighter note...I've entered a blogging contest. The grandprize is a laptop computer (woo-hoo!) and some free blog publicity. It's an exciting opportunity to share Brady's story, our faith, and raise awareness about NB. Entering is kind of tricky, but I only need 10 nominations to take part (the more the better though). I need the nominations by Sunday night!

Here are the steps:
1. Go to (this is my profile page)
2. Scroll down to Comment Wall.
3. Leave me a comment that says something like "I nominate your blog for the Mother of all Bloggers Contest." You can add your own additional comments as well. I'm trying to focus on the fact that my blog has a heart and a cause!
4. I'm pretty sure you have to join MomLogic in order to leave a comment. I'm new to the site, but it seems like a cool online community of moms.

I appreciate your help and support!


  1. You definately have my vote! Good for you for changing Brady's dressing yourself. I know it has to break your heart to hear him crying "ouch". Poor guy!

    If I could, I'd like to ask you and your prayer warriors to say a prayer for a little girl. Her name is Emerson White. She's 2 1/2 years old and just last night and this morning she went through her second transplant. The first one was nearly a whole body transplant and this second on was. You can view her website at:

    God has provided so many miracles for Brady and I know he has good things in store for Emerson too. Please say a prayer for her if you could spare one. Thanks! ((HUG))

  2. Good job with the dressing, Meg!

    I'll say a prayer for Emerson.


  3. Meg,
    You have my vote. I am not an expert on blogs but I think yours is pretty uplifting and heart felt.

    Glad to hear about Nathaniel. I will keep him on my heart and in my prayers as well as Emerson. There are so many children we need to pray for as they go throught physical and emotional traumas.

    I have a prayer shawl for you that I knitted while Brady was in Sloan. I will give it to Andy to bring to you. If you know of anyone else that may need a prayer shawl let me know.

    Enjoy the beautiful day that the Lord has made.
    Always in my heart, on my mind and prayers for Brady as he has to endure these procedures.
    Love, Deb R.

  4. Welcome to MBC! I just found your blog and Brady is a doll. I would love to follow your journey in "steps for Brady." :)

  5. Glad to hear that Brady is doing better!!

  6. Glad to hear things are going so well. Matt, it was great to see you back at work, and with such joy. You two are truly blessed with the ability to look past whatever the problems are and let your light for JESUS shine. Thank you for blessing us with that shine. Our prayers will continue and God will continue to pour out his wonderful unfailing love and blessings.

  7. Just back to report in that I nominated you!!!!!


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