Brennan's Journey

The support Brennan has received is overwhelming and incredibly humbling. There is a growing number of people who are asking us how they can help Brennan through his journey and our main focus and priority continues to be prayer for Brennan, his overall health and for the doctors. But so many people are wanting to help even more. For those that feel led to help Brennan financially, a "donate" button is now available. It is linked directly to a special account for Brennan and his long road ahead. Any amount is greatly appreciated. I wish there were words to express our gratitude for all of the support and prayers B is receiving. Thank you to all and God Bless.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

I'm Special

I'm Special

On my way from Heaven,
God delayed my trip that day.
He said that I was special,
and then sent me on my way.
But not before he kissed me,
Right upon my ear
He left his blessed mark
to carry with me here.
He whispered in my ear right then,
that He loved me without doubt,
and then He closed my ear up tight,
so the whisper won't get out.
He told me both my legs were strong
and would help me stand up tall.
He told me both my arms would work
to catch me if I fall.
My eyes would catch my memories
to store within the pages of my mind,
My heart would fill with all the things I would love,
so many things, I would find.
He told me I could fall asleep
to my Daddy's bedtime tales,
and listen while my Mother sings
of seas and boats with sails.
One ear, He told me, could hear the sounds
that little birdies make.
The other ear was His gift to me,
a blessing for my sake.
For when I'm feeling sad, He said,
my other ear would hear,
His whispered words of eternal love,
left waiting for me there.
(Author Unknown)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

CT Scan

We have a CT scan set for Brennan!!! It's been 2 1/2 years of waiting and praying for this very meaningful day. It's set for November 11 at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles so if you could please continue your prayers, we would really appreciate it.

The day Brennan was born we knew he would have a few surgeries in his near future. One of the first things that needed to be done early in the process was a CT scan. We quickly learned that the best time for him to have a CT scan would be at 2 1/2 years old. The inner ear structures are more developed at this age and show a more clear picture of the inner structures of his ear. It seemed so far away then but after several hearing tests, speech evaluations, therapy sessions and visits to various doctors who specialize in his condition, the fun begins. As a result of God's goodness, it appears as though Brennan has not been affected at all by the little ear (and hearing loss) he was born with. He continues to impress his teachers, doctors and family with his vocabulary, speech clarity and yes, if you know him too, his personality.

Ultimately, the CT scan will determine if he qualifies for atresia repair surgery, otherwise known as making an ear canal (ear hole) and an ear drum. If he qualifies, he will most likely have the surgery around 3 years old (in 6 months). If he doesn't qualify, we will start the process for a hearing aid. We are also beginning the process for his ear reconstructive surgery that will take place when Brennan is around 3 1/2.

This process is something we have been researching, praying about and waiting for. Now that the time is near, we are almost dreading it. Surgery, especially for a 2-3 year old, is a delicate and fragile process. Atresia repair is also a very risky procedure. Of course we want to help Brennan hear better and help his "little ear," we just dread watching our little guy going through the surgeries. Please keep our family and the doctors in your prayers. More updates to follow...