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

He trains my hands for war...

  He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 
Psalm 18:32-34

It is a fact that God gave Carter more strength than I will ever have.  The past few days have been full of ups and downs.  We were expected to go home today.  We would still be tube feeding Carter and giving him IV antibiotics, but we were going home!  That all changed last night.  Carter is required to tolerate 720ml's of formula a day.  The plan was to give him 30ml an hour for 16 hours at night and give him 3 big feeding's of 80ml three times a day.  Carter did not tolerate the second big feeding.  He vomited within an hour of receiving it.  He was still vomiting when it was time for his third big feeding, so he did not receive it either.  He did tolerate his continuous feeding throughout the night.  He did not get sick until 8 this morning.  Carter's output has slowed down once again.  With all of this said we are NOT going home today and Carter has been scheduled for surgery on Monday.  The opening that Carter had dilated this past Wednesday is trying to close again.  Our surgeon is going to go in and open it more to where it will not keep trying to close.  Carter will continue to receive TPN, lipids and we will slowly tube feed him until the surgery.  There are many risks with the surgery.  Please continue to pray for my very strong little Carter.  Pray for our surgeon, that he will have guidance throughout the surgery and for Carter's bowels to heal so he can begin to prepare for his next surgery.

Carter's Nana and Papaw(my mom and dad) gave Carter one of his Christmas presents early...

Can you tell he LOVES it?!


  1. Meagan and Brandon, I want to let you know that my family prays for Baby Carter daily!! Even though we've not met him, he is a part of our family! I want to tell you that this little man is my HERO!! He is stronger than Spiderman, Superman or even the Incredible Hulk!! We know his strength and endurance comes from Jesus. God bless the 3 of you and I pray continuing healing!!
    Angelia Perry and family

  2. Praying for you and that sweet baby. Hugs!

  3. Prayers have been lifted and will continue being lifted for you all! Praying specifically for all of the doctors and nurses involved in tomorrows surgery but even more, prayers for Carter to remain strong! God bless you, Meagan and Brandon.
    "And there appeared an angel from heaven, strengthening him." Luke 22:43

  4. I will continue to Pray for all of you and the doctors as well. I know it is hard to see your child go through these obstacles, but he will be stronger than before with each one he passes through. You keep youor faith and God will keep his arms around Carter. Carter is such a strong child and his spirit is so high that he will conquer all his obstacles. Good luck with surgery and our Prayer's will continue, even after he gets to go home.