Thursday, October 20, 2011

B3 -- Update #2... and #3

We went back to the doctor yesterday to have The Big Brave Boy's arm x-rayed in his cast.  As you know from BBB's last appointment, we were praying that the bone would not move and that it would be healing well in the lovely, green cast he received last week.

I saw the x-rays today and knew.  Knew with the kind of knowing that makes your heart beat a little faster.  Knew with the kind of knowing that makes your stomach drop and all peripheral noises fade.  

And the doctor confirmed it.  The bone was moving.  And moving quite a bit by the looks of the x-ray.  Be still my pounding heart...

I was not afraid.  God brought peace to my heart and comfort to this momma's soul.  

"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

And while I was thinking, "Surgery!  Metal pins!  In my baby!", God comforted me, quieted me, and rebuked me, "Be still and KNOW that I am God."  

And that's when the doctor said, "So, we're going to take that cast off, move his arm a bit and re-cast it.  After which, we'll see you in two weeks."

Oh, yes.  I am once again humbled and reminded:  He is God.  And I am not.  

The BBB chose a blue cast this time.  As the corpsman was finishing up, BBB says, "It's too bad you can't mix the colors and have red, white, and blue like the American flag."   

(iPhone Photo -- excuse the quality, please!!)

The Naval Hospital:  where all your casting dreams come true!!

Update to the update:  We were BACK at the Naval Hospital again today because the cast was rubbing in a couple of places.  So, we have yet another cast.  The third in three days...  I feel like we've spent so much time at the Naval Hospital that I ought to add those Corpsmen to my Christmas list!!

Here's to praying that there will be no more updates on The Big Brave Boy for 2 weeks!  


  1. TheBoy is brave!! Very brave! Great job and sorry the flag cast didn't get to stay! God is in contol! And He knows exactly what He is doing 100% of the time!
    Take care and miss you guys!


  2. We will be praying for steady bones and healing. Thinking about all of you.

  3. I love your kid! I think he is just the biggest, bravest boy there ever was! Thinking of you, BBB, Crafty Girl and Motor Man and praying for all. God really IS the ULTIMATE healer and physician and all our trust should be placed in his loving, capable hands.


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