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

Carter's Big Day!!!

We have made it to Cincinnati!   The medical transport went very well.  Carter was excellent during the flight. The only time he had trouble was loading and unloading.  He had to ride in a car seat the entire time.  Since I would be unable to hold him, I thought for sure he would cry the entire time, but he didn't.  The nurse practitioners and respiratory therapist were very sweet and let me stay close to him the entire time.  He passed out about 30 minutes before landing.  Here are a few pictures from Carter's big travel day.

We arrived to the hospital and were greeted by many staff members.  Just as a precaution they decided to take a x-ray of Carter's PICC to make sure it was in the correct spot.  They determined it was in about a centimeter too far.  I pulled the line back a centimeter and they got an x-ray.  It showed that Carter's PICC had migrated to his other arm (it is suppose to be down by his heart).  They wanted me to pull it back again to see if it would migrate itself back down by his heart, this time it went into his neck.  This all occured from midnight to 3 this morning!  It was a mess and resulted in Carter having another PICC line placed today.  Of course, he had to have and IV placed in the meantime.  This was an event in itself.  To say the least, Carter has had an extremely busy day!  All of Carter's healthcare team rounded at the same time this morning.  It was AWESOME to have all of them here at the same time going over everything.  Carter then had a barium study that lasted about 2 hours.  Once we got back to the room it was time for him to have the PICC placed.  Carter has been so good today, especially saying he is running off of less than 5 hours of sleep last night.  The PICC placement went great and we are now using his new PICC line.  We are all running low on energy and hope to have a very restful night!  Thank you all so much for all of your continued prayers.  We are extremely thankful for each and every one of them!

Here are a few pictures from Carter's big day!

A little nervous at takeoff...

A little nap...

A little play...

A few smiles...

Another nap...

A view of the clouds...

About to land...

About to unload the superstar...

In the ambulance on the way to the hospital.


  1. Praying for all of you! Glad everything went smoothly!

  2. Praying for all of you. Glad you finally made it to Cincinnati. Hope everything goes well and you get back home soon.He looks like a real trooper on the flight.

  3. Awesome! What a brave little boy! I'm sorry it's been so busy, but at least it's been productive! Sounds like they are taking excellent care of y'all! Continuing to pray!

  4. YAY!!! Happy Valentine's Day, Super Star Carter. He is adorable! I have been so anxious to hear that you all made it safely there. Sounds like you are being taken care of and that they are on top of things so far. Keep us posted. We are praying!!

  5. Looks like such a little "man" propped up in the ambulance! lol...So precious! Love yall and continued prayers, deanna, marty, houston, and hannah

  6. Carter is sooooo amazing. He's my hero {as well as you and Brandon}. Love you all!

  7. this was a hard day on his memaw watching them load that sweet doll in a ambulance and watch he and my meagan leave and go off praying for help for them and safe flight, lord bless that family and my precious carter and his drs. they are so close to my heart but so far away. just know i want to be there with u so bad and will be there soon. love u nana