7.25.2011

Update on Brian

Update on my brother Brian:

Things are not looking good. The critical care doctor sat my parents and me down this afternoon to let us know that they do not expect Brian to make it. Early tests indicated swelling to the brain, damage to the lungs, and no sign of brain activity. They can't do any further testing on him until the warming process is finished. They started warming him up at 2:30 and is projected to be done at 6am. They've had trouble with his oxygen levels, blood Pressure levels, and have him on the highest doses possible. However, he is still holding on and fighting. He suffered a mild heart attack due to lack of oxygen during the accident and the doctors are treating him for a pulmonary embolism that they can't actually test for because of his condition. Neurologist says there's a 99% chance he will not make it and if he does, he'll be in a nursing home with 24 hour care. To say it's been a trying day would be laughable.

I say all that to say this: we believe in prayer and the One to whom we pray. Miracles happen everyday and that's exactly what we need here. Please if you have a moment today, get on your knees in prayer for my brother. He desperately needs them. Thank you!

Jer, I miss you. I don't know who to cry to and it's hard to face this dark time without my biggest support. And yet I still feel you around. So many people have come up to support and half of them have been my friends who don't even know Brian well. I feel you in that overwhelming support.

I'm tired. I'm aching. I'm scared. I'm weak. I'm overwhelmed. I believe that God has the power to heal Brian but I don't know what he's waiting for.

I'm waiting for peace and a good nights sleep. If I could find you there beneath my eye lids tonight, that would be a great comfort.

I miss you tonight babe. Please keep fighting for Brian
I love you forever



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been anxiously waiting an update all day! I was hoping for a positive update and I'm so sorry things aren't looking good. Amazing things happen on a daily basis I am praying for a miracle for Brian he already seems like such a fighter ! Just know that your husband is watching over him and your family ! Sending lots of love and prayer to you and yours !

kkhk12 said...

Vee...

Praying for you and your family. You are right, miracles do happpen and your family is certainly deserving of one now. Sending you thoughts, prayers, stength and love. Thank you for keeping us posted, as I have constantly been thinking about you and Brian all day. Hope you are able to share some positive news in the morning. Sleep well and know that Jeremy's love is surrounding you now more than ever.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family. Faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Miracles do happen. May you feel God's presence.

Kristin said...

I know we don't know each other, but I thought of you and your family today and was hoping to hear good news. More prayers for you and your family, and God's grace.

Tiffany said...

My heart just broke when I read your post last night. I am definately praying for you and your family!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

DianeTaylor said...

Vee- you don't know me - but I have been following your blog for awhile now and felt compelled to finally leave a comment. My heart is breaking wide open for you today as I read this post. OMG I know God is good - I know he has the power to heal us all, in one way or another. What I don't get is why someone like you, who had has her share of sorrow and suffering must go this this AGAIN so soon. I am a stranger wrapping my arms tighly around you and lifting you and your entire family up in prayer this morning. To God be the glory....

Anonymous said...

Vee...sending you and your family strength and peace as you go through another very difficult time. We are thinking of you and your brother and we pray for a miracle.

Anonymous said...

Praying for strength for you and your family today.

Binky said...

I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading ever since. I must admit, I've had a trying relationship with God since my own brother was killed a year ago, but I will be praying as hard as I ever have for your brother, for you and for your family.

The Better Baker said...

Vee - I'm so sorry. What a tough time to be experiencing. Know that many are praying for you and your family now...for healing for Brian. Drs. often can't REALLY know what God's plan is, so keep trusting Him, Who is Faithful and Worthy of our trust. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you as you face this battle. God promises not to give us more than we can bear, but sometimes it sure would be nice if He didn't trust us with SO much, huh? You are loved Hon.

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

Vee, my heart is absolutely breaking for you and your family... I will pray for all of you...

Jen said...

Hi Vee~

I feel so deeply for you. I feel one tragedy the size of yours is enough to last many lifetimes, and then to add another of this magnitude...I am so sorry!

I personally feel it is the layers that hurt so very, very much.

I know a ton about brain injury, as our then 2 year old daughter was struck by a car, and suffered a serious one. She went through all of the same things you are describing. She was in the hospital for 3 months, and then came home and is still (2 years out) unable to walk, talk, hold her head up, etc.

I follow a bunch of near drown brain injury blogs as well. However the brain injury happened, it sure is a devastating thing to see someone go from full of life, in every way, to not. I know you know this feeling all too well.

I am praying for YOU, and your family Vee.

Love,

Jen

Brooke Simmons said...

so very sorry for what you are going through. sending prayers.

BeeMore said...

We are praying and believing for the best with you! God is able.

Glenda said...

Praying for your family and especially a miracle from God.

Ann Cser said...

Words cannot express how I feel right now. I believe in the power of prayer and will keep Brian, and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

vee~
i am so deeply sorry for your loss (i was told of your brothers passing through a friend). please know that you and your family are in my prayers. may God lift you up in this treacherous time. this weekend at my church, this song was played and although sad, i hope that it can somehow comfort you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hJ87ApWtw

Cindy said...

I have been following your life's journey for some time now... Praying for a miracle along with you... Can't find the words to express how I feel for all you are going through.

Anonymous said...

hoping for some positive news when you get a chance to update next...

prayers and positive vibes...

Karen Peterson said...

I'm so sorry, Vee. I'm praying for your family.

Val said...

Oh Veronica, I have heard the terrible news of Brian's passing. You have come so far and worked so hard to be strong and keep your faith, amazing!! I am so very sorry for you and your family. For everyone who is sadly affected by this tragedy. Sending you lots of love and big hugs. Hold fast to your support system.

Anonymous said...

I've never met you but I am praying for you and for your family. For peace, and for healing. For support and for relief.

Meeghan said...

There are no words...praying for your family.

Amanda said...

That's such sad news - I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope for a miracle!

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear that - what sad news. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers & will definitely pray for a miracle!

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