Saturday, December 20, 2008


Today was "one of those days". Nichole had taken Noah in Thursday at around noon. She was in the ER until 2:30 am trying to get a good IV Line. They were finally able to find one using ultrasound in his scalp. This was actually a good start to the day considering what was around the corner. Friday afternoon, Noah started have bright red blood show up in his GT Drain and also in his diaper. With the source of this internal bleeding unknown and also a poor access site he was rushed to the Operating Room. After 3 hours in the OR, he is now resting in PICU with a new central line, arterial line, blood infusion, intubated and on the ventilator. Believe it or not, this is a much better situation than it could have been today.

Hopefully both he and Nichole are able to rest well tonight.

Thank you to all those who have been praying for us, it is appreciated. This is a good reminder to all of us what is important and what really is not this Christmas Season.

Praise God!!



Anonymous said...

Praying hard for a speedy recovery, poor Noah :(

Mandy (Disboards)

Su-Ann said...

Hi Brad & Nichole
I don't know you, but I am a nurse, and I am a Christian. I am praying for you as you walk this journey. I frequent Children's ER in winnipeg thru my own job, and I think of Noah every time I am there.

dana j (iu97alum) said...

Oh wow! Sending prayersM
Your dis friend,

Anonymous said...

Noah, you continue to touch more and more lives. We know that God has much more for you to do, and that Jesus continues to carry you. Nichole, you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. I know that the Holy Spirit gives you and Brad the strength for each day. Psalm 34:18 says,"THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED, AND SAVES THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT" and Zephaniah 3:17 "THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU, HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE. HE WILL TAKE GREAT DELIGHT IN YOU, HE WILL QUIET YOU WITH HIS LOVE, HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITh SINGING" and Joshua 1:9 "...BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. DO NOT BE TERRIFIED, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED; FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO."
Hugs from Granny

Rosanna Toews said...

How scary. Asking God to show up - even though I know He is already there - may you feel Him surrounding you - giving you courage and peace and rest and strength for the moments.

The Keowns said...

NOah continues to amaze me. As I spent the last two weeks working on a tribute for a little babies funeral, with many of the same issues Noah has, he only lived to be a couple months....and I was constantly reminded of how strong he is and he continues to amaze us.
THis morning when I was running, I heard this song on the radio and whenever I hear it I think of Noah and how little is so much.

LIttle is Much - Downhere

What is the measure of a life well-lived
If all I can offer seems too small to give
This is a song for the weaker, the poorer
And so-called failures

Little is much when God's in it
And no one can fathom the plans He holds
Little is much when God's in it
He changes the world with the seeds we sow
Little is much, little is much

Who feels tired and under-qualified
Who feels deserted, and hung out to dry
This is a song for the broken, the beat-up
And so-called losers

Consider a Kingdom in the smallest seed
Consider that giants fall to stones and slings
Consider a child in a manger
Consider the story isn't over
What can be done with what you still have

Dianna said...

Have a Blessed Merry Christmas!

Jamie said...

Thanks for the update Brad - I'm so glad to hear Noah came out of the surgery alright. We'll keep you guys in our prayers. Love you lots...

Kim said...

Praying for comfort and peace as you wait beside Noah. Little strong...we love you and are praying for you. Kim

Sandie said...

Praying for Noah and your family...for peace and joy and a speedy recovery!