I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Prayers please...

Today has been one of those days you really can not tell if you are dreaming or awake. Brandon (my husband) went to the Doctor today, excpecting to be put on blood pressure medicine and told to lose some weight. We never expected to get a diagnosis of Lymphoma. For all of you that do not know Brandon, he is an active, very out-going and we thought healthy person. He had been complainig of having a hard time catching his breath and his chest hurting. We put it off as asthma and the oh so hot summers here in Mississippi. It has been going on for a few months so I convinced him to go to the Doctor. His blood pressure was 141/101 upon arrival. The Doctor performed a chest x-ray that came back abnormal. Brandon was then sent to have a CT scan done. The radiologist read and confirmed the suspected diagnosis from the first Doctor, Hodgkins Lymphoma. Brandon has a large mass in each of the lymph nodes in his lungs. His spleen was also very enlarged. The masses are the reason Brandon has had such a hard time catching his breath. The mass on the left side is pressing against Brandon's heart causing his blood pressure to be elevated.

We are leaving for Johns Hopkins on Wed. and of course it's the 4th of July weekend. This means our Doctor's office will be closed on Monday and there is no way a biopsy will be able to be performed by Wed. Brandon has decided to go to Johns Hopkins with Carter and I. When we return Brandon will meet with a thoracic surgeon to do a lung biopsy. We will also meet with an oncologist to start treatment. If anyone reading this knows a good oncologist please let me know.

I know I usually just use the blog for Carter and i'm sorry if you were expecting news about Carter. I felt this was appropriate for Carter's blog, because this will effect him more than any of his surgeries. Please pray for strength for both Brandon and I. Please pray for God to heal Brandon. Thank you so much for your prayers and I will do my best to keep the blog updated through this extremly busy time.


  1. I'm so sorry. Your family is in our prayers. God can do anything..Carter is one of his amazing miracles!! We will be praying for all of your family.

  2. Oh my goodness...I'm so sorry! Will be praying for your family! So good to meet you the other day! We certainly have seen the power of God to perform miracles in our lives and others. Praying for His peace, strength, and power to be evident in your lives today and in the future.

  3. I am praying as always for your family. Please let me know if I can help in any way at all. You have the most precious family. God has already done some amazing things and I know He will continue to be with you and Bless your family even more!!
    Love y'all, Margaret