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

Where to begin...

Where to begin? It has been a few days since my last post. Carter's surgery went well and for the most part he is ok. Much to my surprise, his incision is HUGE! It hurts my heart to look at it. He is such a trooper and you would never know he had such a large open abdominal incision. He continues to smile and sing all the time. Now I'm not going to say there are not times of intense screaming and many tears, but for the most part he has stayed happy. Of course he has had complications since surgery. He started running fever again, although his blood cultures did come back negative. Praise God! He continues to be on two very strong antibiotics and last night was the first night since surgery he has not ran a fever. Our surgeon suspects there was some stool spilt into his abdomen with the last surgery and that is the cause of the fever. The good news is, he did not have a reaction to the same antibiotic he had a reaction to last week. We attempted to start feeding Carter the day after surgery and he did not tolerate it. The feedings were stopped and were just restarted today at 1. Please pray Carter will start to tolerate his feedings. We think the infection may have been shutting Carter's bowels down and maybe that's why he was not able to tolerate his feedings. Now that we have the infection under control we expect Carter to tolerate at least some of his feeding.

The past few weeks have been absolutely atrocious. I have seen Carter held down by more than four people at a time. Watched him being fed so much that he eventually fills up and vomits. I have watched him have a tube shoved down his nose, much to his dislike. I have seen him scream until he falls asleep, from pure exhaustion.  I have seen Carter go through things a mother should never have to watch their child go through.  I have seen him go through so much pain and he continues to wake up with a smile on his face everyday.  Did I forget to say he just had a huge hole cute into his abdomen?  It is so large I can actually see into his intestines!  I am absolutely amazed at the strength God has given him.  AMAZED!  If it were me I would be laying in bed not moving crying for more pain medication.  He gets up ready to go, just as happy as he always is.  He is amazing!  Please continue to lift Carter up in prayer!  Please pray for continued strength, Carter to stay pain free, and for him to start tolerating his feedings.  Thank you so much for all of your prayers and please keep them coming!  To Him be the glory!


  1. I know your pain Meagan..praying for you all!

  2. I want to give you a huge hug! Praying for Carter and praying for you and Brandon!

  3. My heart hurts for him. I'm so glad he can remain happy! I'm prayin for all of you!

  4. Megan I am so sorry carter is having to go thru sooo much pain! I also can nvr imagine seeing or even dealing with what u have over the past year! I wish i could just give u a great big hug! I am continuing to pray for all of u! U keep on being a wonderful strong mommy and u know u have tons of ppl who r behind u guys all the way! Carter has a beautiful bright smile! By looking @ his pics u can't tell hes been thru such painful things and. had surgery! he is def a blessing from the Lord! Praying constantly for all of u!