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

Off the Bed... 4/15/13

Last night was an extremely rough night for Carter.  The worst since the first night after surgery.  He was up at least every 2 hours after surgery.  They gave him a ton of medication and nothing seemed to help.  This morning the pain team and our Urologist met and decided to start him on a stronger medication.  The medication he is now on is the one we hoped he would not have to start because of the intense withdrawal process he will have to go through to come off of it.  It has seemed to help and at this point we do not want to see him in pain anymore and are willing to do whatever.  This medication will require him to stay in PICU a little longer, but we are ok with that too.  We are praying for a restful night for all of us.  

Carter's sheets were WAY past due to be changed, but he has been to unstable.  With the new medication on board Carter seemed calm enough to change them.  Brandon got to hold Carter off the bed while I changed them.  I am not sure who enjoyed it more!  I can not wait for the day we can hold him in our arms, but we will take holding him off of the bed like this for now.  I think this pictures says more than any words ever could.  Carter's body is so frail, but Gods hands are so strong.  As always... To Him be the Glory!!!
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

9 comments:

  1. Bless his heart...praying for Carter.

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  2. IPFC and mom and dad. This picture is priceless.

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  3. Please dear Heavenly Father, lift this precious child and parents up in your loving, peaceful, and comforting arms that they will literally feel the presence of you all around them as they continue through this raging storm. Please take this child's pain from him with all of the medications that the doctors and nurses continue to do to allow healing of this precious child. I ask all of this in Jesus' name, AMEN!

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  4. What a beautiful moment captured forever. The love between all of you is so evident and inspirational. Thank you for reminding us all to love one another unconditionally and completely, just as God loves each of us.

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  5. Guillermina EstrellaApril 16, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    Great moment!! this is one of the toughest parts of the process, not being able to hold them!!! Beautiful pic...sure Daddy was very happy!!!! ;) God is Good!!!!

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  6. Know that we pray for you all every day. Hopefully, Carter (and you all) will have much more peaceful days and nights from this day forward.

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  7. The Hatcher FamilyApril 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    IPFC! This photo is precious, we hope the new meds provide you all with some peace and rest..

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  8. This post has brought tears to my eyes with a simultaneous smile. I have shared those moments with my son during a hospitalization and forgot how powerful it was. Thank you for sharing.

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