Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Crazy Day

Where were my prayer warriors today?? Carter and I wondered if you abandoned us. Until last week I underestimated the power of prayer. I knew it worked, but I had never been on this side of it. When Carter was in surgery(last week) and our world was falling apart in front of our eyes Mike and I felt calm and could definitely feel all of your prayers. Things went very smoothly last week and we knew it was because of you, our prayer warriors. But today, I think you all were sleeping!! :)
Today should have gone well, but everything that could have gone wrong did. Carter had to get an IV, and it took 6 tries!! It took the nurse over an hour to finally get it. Then we went to get the nuclear injection and there was a confusion(on my part) about the insurance and I thought the guy said this test wasn't covered unless he was inpatient, I thought well admit us! But like I said, it was just a misunderstanding. I then realized I couldn't take anymore and need help, so I called Jenelle which called on my women bible study prayer warriors. Thank you all so much!

I cannot express how much I need all of your prayers for the rest of the week. Tomorrow, Carter will be sedated so I can only feed him clear liquids after midnight and nothing after 6 a.m. The test isn't until noon. Obviously that will make for a cranky baby. On Friday when he was sedated, his oxygen level went way down (fixed by repositioning his head) and I don't want that to happen again. They did send us home with the IV today, so pray it is still good tomorrow. I don't think we can go through any more pokes.
Tomorrow when you pray for Carter, please pray for my friend Leslie as well. Leslie has breast cancer and is having surgery tomorrow.
I love you all.


Anonymous said...

We certainly have not stopped praying for Carter. How frustrating it must have been to sit through all of that with Carter today while they poked and poked. We will pray you Carter and you both for a better day tomorrow. We will pray that the IV will remain good and ready to use in the morning. We will also pray for Leslie and her battles she is facing.

Anonymous said...

Gina, I felt something wasn't going right. I was telling my sister about Carter and I couldn't keep from crying. I felt I needed to pray for him again at that time. We haven't forgotten you and are still praying for you and him. I'm glad they won't have to start the IV again tomorrow. Remember and push the fluids while you can that will help starting an IV easier. We love you and are praying for you. Joy

Deqlan said...

Sending you prayers, hope , faith, belief, trust, courage , peace and love in our Lord and know that He has Carter in his hands - we sometimes dont understand but we got to accept that it is for a reason - even though we only discover it later down the line when we are supposed to - He has perfect timing. It was also a battle to get the iv in for Deqlans mibg injection - i cried and cried but eventually that got it in his scalp vein, much better! Deqlan has a port now which makes things a lot easier, but when they need to get a vein we always battle a bit- it helps if Deqlan is sleeping or relaxed and if the sister is fantastic she can get it first time. Praying all goes better today and that the MIBG scan gives you great results
God Bless, prayers continue
Samm mom to Deqlan

Lori said...

We are still praying! And we will continue to do so! Today we pray that Carter will feel full (even if he is not!) and not fuss about not being fed. We also pray for a smooth testing situation.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear you had a bad day. We continue to lift you family in prayer. We shared your story with our Sunday School class and prayed for you all. I hope today goes smoothly. God loves your son and glories in our prayers for him. --Lisa Berg

Katie Duncan said...

Just like when we feel like God has left us all alone to do deal with our struggles, He is right there beside us holding us up. And we were here holding you up. I spent the morning driving to KC and you, Carter, Jenni and Granton kept running through my mind. I prayed and praised the Lord for each one of you. (I'm sure all the other drivers around me thought I was crazy talking and, at times, singing to myself!)I also cried many tears for each of you. I know it is hard being up there without Mike and having to make split second decisions sometimes with limited or conflicting information. I've been there. And my husband will tell you it is just as hard (if not harder) on Mike to be at home playing "normal" when his heart is up there with you and Carter. Please know there are so many people out there holding you and Carter up before the Lord daily and in some cases hourly. I hope today you will feel surrounded by angels.
Katie Duncan

Anonymous said...

Praying that today goes more smoothly for you both. I cannot imagine how heartwrenching going thru all this is. I know how I hurt when one of my boys hurts, and (praise God), none of their hurts have been this big. Praying God's comfort for you in this stressful time and God's healing for Carter.

Melba said...

We haven't forgotten to pray, but I guess we have had so much "good" news, we needed a reminder that we are to remain fervent in our prayers. In the teacher's meeting this morning, we did lift up Leslie, Carter and Branton. Polk County Christian School has been touched by many situations this year, and we have to remember that the enemy is out to stop anything that is doing Kingdom work. We will continue to lift up Carter and we have confidence that God will be glorified in this!
(P.S. When I took dinner to Evan last night, he asked why people kept coming to his door. I reminded him that we wanted to take care of him and Daddy while Mom was gone, and he giggled, "Oh yeah." You have two precious babies. I know you will treasure them both so much more now!)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Gina,and Family,
My heart was pricked as I read your blog. Yes, we prayed but I didn't write to tell you so. Today, more fervently we pray for little Carter to be able to rest and be comforted by his mommy, to maintain the IV, for Mommy to have restored peace from the Father as only He can give, for results that confirm no evidence of spread of cancer has occurred, and for Mike and Evan as they wait here in Bolivar. We look forward to your homecoming. Thank you for your diligence to keep us updated. It was so good to squeeze little Evan Sunday. He had so much fun making a surprise for Mommy in Sunday School. Rest assured you are greatly loved by all of us but especially by your heavenly Father. 1 John 3:1. Love Connie

Anonymous said...

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR cARTER AND YOUR FAMILY,I would like to give you a web site of a girl who has beaten this nasty cancer
http://www.caringbridge.org/nc/sarahsmith/ Her dad is a pastor and her mother is a wonderful blogger I bet she can help you with some of the many questions you have.
Won't stop praying for you!!

Anonymous said...

Of course we haven't stopped praying! I can't wait for Andrew to play with Carter soon, so we pray over him regarding Granton adn Carter every morning and evening. Besides that, you are continuously in my prayers!
Rachel Tennison