Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tough Day

Brad had an incredibly difficult day today. It wasn't as scary as the 28th...or the week following, but he did have some intense breathing challenges...more shallow, quicker breaths which sometimes led to light-headedness.

Brad woke up this morning not feeling quite right and he never seemed to bounce back from it. I am wondering if our humid, pollen-filled air has something to do with it. He seems almost to be struggling with allergy-type symptoms. If his compromised lungs are only further challenged by allergies...it would make sense to me why he would suddenly be struggling in such a way. Tonight we are trying a medication with a nasal decongestant & antihistimine to see if it gives him any relief.

We were all very emotional today as we again witnessed Brad have such breathing issues. The thought of him not being able to get enough air can be very frightening. We are certainly asking for more prayers right now. Brad continues to emit a very strong, positive attitude. He affirmed tonight that he knows God can heal him and he prayed that God choose tonight to do so. I know that Brad is tired of struggling in this way, but he continues to amaze me with his strength and attitude. He is such an amazing man.

Thank you for praying for our family. We love you all.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. Nancy Williams, Charlotte

Anonymous said...

praying for your family

Lisa said...

We are praying hard for you guys tonight. Brad - please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your never-ending example of faithfulness and reliance on God.

acey said...

praying as I was reading and praying now!

AlisonB said...

You're both in my thoughts and prayers.

CJAlabama said...

Brad is in our prayers. Always.

Anonymous said...

Jenny, I am praying for you and your family. Brad, what a Godly man you are - that is a rare thing these days. I will pray for God to heal your lungs and provide full, clear breaths....

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

Praying praying praying for a better day today with easy breathing and clear discernable signs of improvement and healing.

Matt

Linda said...

I've been fervently for him and you Jenny...

Sasha said...

You are covered in prayer today! May you feel the peace of God!

da momma said...

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give
to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Perks said...

love you all dearly.

praying for a much better day today.

Dorothy / Bubba said...

We'll pray harder for good breathing and a better day today. Bubba & Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Yes, Brad is an amazing man but my dear lady, you are equally as amazing. Your love, strength, compassion, and attitude are quite simply one of the clearest examples of Christ's spirit on earth. God has blessed us all with the example you and Brad continue to share with us. May we all be as strong and dedicated to loving, leaning, and learning about the Great Healer. We pray continuously that He hears our prayers for complete healing, for ease of breathing, and restful nights. We love you all so very much, kim e

Kat said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while (I found you through Blake & Camille's blog) and have been amazed at the faith, grace, and strength of your entire family. Please know that I will continue to pray for Brad, especially this week. God is still in the miracle business, and I pray that He blesses Brad with complete healing. You are also in my prayers as you stand by your sweet husband and care for him. May God grant you endurance, and joy in the little things. Your family is beautiful, God bless you all.

Tammie Fergusson Harrell said...

Continuing to pray for Brad and all of your family. love to you all!

kj7 said...

Brad and Jenny,

Praying that today bring easy breathing and calm spirits. I have faith that the Lord will heal. Thanks again for your continued strong spirit and amazing unwaivering faith! Love you guys~

Kathryn

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

On my knees praying....

Angie Campbell said...

We are always praying for you all. We love you so much!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you ferverently and continuously. There are also many others in Rockport praying for a complete healing. Jenny, you are also in our prayers.

Angie Campbell said...

We are always praying for you all. We love you so much!

Emily said...

Praying for easier breathing and healing!

Emily

Lynn said...

Think of you everyday....and don't even know you. Just know your incredible faith, will and example. You are an inspiration to everyone. Praying for you all for extra strength and mental peace.

Brooks Inc. said...

praying all the time! so much love for you and your family!

Erin said...

praying hard

Jennifer Cunningham said...

Brad and Jenny,
We are praying for you. I lift you up many times as I talk to our Lord each day. My life has been changed by you and I know so many others have had the same experience. Clear Creek High School misses you and we are thinking of you often as we do Caps for Wimms and our walk in March. You are loved and your strength inspires so many of us. Know we support and are with you in our prayers and thoughts. By the way, I celbrate my 2 year victory on my cancer in middle of March. With God, ALL things are possible.

GJS said...

You are always in our prayers and my heart is heavy for you as I hear about the struggles Brad had with breathing yesterday. I pray that things are better for him today. May God bless him with healing.
Gereta

Renee said...

With faith and belief in the healing powers of our Lord, we pray without waiver.

Anonymous said...

We are praying that Brad has a better day! Brad, you & your family are in our prayers daily. You are very special to us. We are saying an extra special prayer on your behalf tonight.

Amanda Brooke Kilgore said...

Hang in there, Brad. I will pray that the allergy meds will give you added relief! How brave you are, and how strong you continue to be! Your faith amazes me!
Jenny (aka:Superwoman), keep up the hard work, and keep us posted..."Be still and know that I am God."

Anonymous said...

Praying for better days and restored good health!! May God bless you as you bless others.
Love ya, The Pratts