A slice of my life recently.


Good morning blog buddies!

Some of you may not know what has been going on in my personal life but I will share a slice of it.

Last week my little boy was admitted to our local hospital for pneumonia. We were there for a week. He had x-ray after x-ray and blood work after blood work. Well, we were able to go home. Shortly after going home he began to run a fever. Which in all reality, I think he had a fever while we were admitted but the medicine was keeping it tolerated. So, the next day we went back to the hospital for a CT scan and more blood work. The CT scan showed a significant amount of fluid on his left lung. Our pediatrician¬† referred us to a major children’s hospital in Atlanta.

Long story short he had to go into the operating room and have a chest tube placed in his left side to help remove that excess fluid and give more room for that lung to expand. While they were back there they placed a picc line in his right arm. (Click the link to fully understand what a picc line is.) The surgery went extremely well and the doctor was well pleased with how it went. Now it is kind of a waiting game to watch that lung return back to normal.

Here is a few pictures that I found from google that kind of show what his lung looked like and what it is suppose to look like.

ABOVE IS A NORMAL CHILD X-RAY

CHILD WITH A PLEURAL EFFUSION

Remember these are not Braydens x-rays. These are pictures from wikipedia.

Pleural effusion is excess fluid that accumulates between the two pleural layers, the fluid-filled space that surrounds the lungs. Excessive amounts of such fluid can impair breathing by limiting the expansion of the lungs during ventilation.

But, in Braydens case, the fluid was actually turning into pus. (Gross I know) That is called pleural empyema.

As you can tell we had a sick little boy on our hands. The doctors and nurses were actually surprised on how “good” he looked on the outside because his x-rays and blood works was showing otherwise. But, we know why he is doing great. Our Father in Heaven is holding him in his hand and has complete control over this whole situation. The devil doesn’t know who he is dealing with. He has no control here. We are over-comers! We fight FROM victory not FOR victory! “Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

As of right now he is sleeping. I love watching his sleep. Every now and then he will smile with his finger in his mouth of course. He loves his finger! They placed the PICC line in his right arm and that is the side of his favorite finger. This morning he was trying so hard to get that finger in his mouth. He wouldn’t do it if I was starting at him but when I would look away he would move it slowly towards his face. The determination on his little face was so heart warming. We have a little fighter on our hands.

My husband and I have had such peace through this whole situation. We went into this knowing who we are and that this battle is already won. A wise man told us a few days ago that “We are standing on that hill with the victory flag waving and we just have to keep the enemy from stealing it.” We can’t let the enemy get in our heads and get us down. We can’t allow the words to speak to bring bad things because our words are very powerful.The devil is just waiting to through something at you. Don’t speak it.

“Proverbs 18:20-21

20A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Check my blog post about the tongue. It’s all about the tongue!

Anyway! We are blessed and highly favored! Blessings to you!

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7 thoughts on “A slice of my life recently.

  1. I am sorry to hear your little boy is sick, but I know Jesus is going to get you guys through this! Obviously, you do, too! Hoping for a really quick recovery!!

  2. Hope things resolve soon. It is so difficult to have a sick child and watch them not feel well or have the xrays, blood work…thoughts and prayers to him and all the family.
    Peace and love,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  3. So glad he is doing well, and you all have the right attitude! He will be fine!
    Btw, you quoted my all-time FAVOURITE Bible verse. Luke 10:19 is actually my email signature. :)

  4. Pingback: Update on Brayden | Life's Little Slices

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