Last night I was getting into the bed next to Bennett’s crib (he was sleeping) and was thanking God for His provision and answer to prayer. I was also reading all of the comments from everyone on the last post and was so encouraged.
But then the dreadful noise hit…Bennett was puking all over his bed. So much that the feeding tube came out! And once I got it all cleaned up, he threw up on another bed.
And then another pair of pajamas.
And then on the floor.
If you were a fly on the wall, you would have had pity on the situation for only a minute. Then you would’ve probably laughed a little. Really, because it was chaos with just the two of us and a lot of me standing there laughing and saying, “I don’t even know where to start!”
Do you clean up the kid first only to have him puke on himself again? Or do you let the kid sit there in it and clean the rest up? Such dilemmas late at night.
And with us, the most important part is to SAVE THE DRESSING. The dressing is what keeps his line “buddies” in his chest. Once it gets wet, then the dressing has to be changed. And that would’ve been awful! So you can imagine him starting to get sick again and I’m saying, “Bennett, save the dressing!” Like he even knows what I’m saying.
Wow. What a night! It was definitely overflowing with praise and then puke:)
Here are all of the washing machines I filled with the blankets and sheets and pjs that got caught in the line of fire…
But once we were all settled back in our beds and Bennett fell back asleep (on a towel just in case!), I started thinking about what had just happened.
Why God, after such a great day, would we have to end on that note?
Well, we need to remember that we are always in a battle. Even on good days, we are still fighting. And there will be times when we grow weary, but we can’t give up!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
Here are a few prayer updates:
- Since Bennett pulled out the feeding tube last night, he got another one today. But then pulled that one out during naps today. Oh my! They will try to put it in again tomorrow during sedation. Let’s pray it stays in this time and that he gets used to it.
- Tomorrow is the last day of radiation. Pray that it is powerful on the tumor but gentle on the rest of Bennett’s body. Let’s pray protection over his whole body.
- We aren’t sure if his upset stomach last night was the increased amount of food in his feeding tube or a side effect of radiation. Regardless, we need to pray his stomach stays settled and his appetite continues to increase on its own. And no more puking!
PS…I truly am overwhelmed by all the support from our readers! My favorite is hearing how little kids are speaking Bennett’s name and praying for his healing too. If you didn’t see the post on Facebook a few days ago, I shared a prayer that our Davis said with Ben the other night…
Dear Jesus, thank you for Bennett. I pray You shrink the tumor and that You just punch it in the face. Take it out, tear it into pieces and throw it on the floor. Amen.
That’s my boy!