May 29 Update

We were cruising right along, then we hit a bump in the road. The drug they used for the chemo during surgery has affected Brandon’s kidney function. His surgeon asked a nephrologist to join his care team, and that doctor agreed with the surgeon that increasing his fluids and keeping a close eye on it for the next few days would be the best plan for now.

For the good news of the day, we’re happy to say that Brandon passed gas! While usually not something to celebrate, in this case it means that he has graduated on to clear liquids by mouth. As his organs continue to “wake up” from the surgery, food could soon follow. This is the first day we’ve heard Brandon even hint at wanting to eat again. He also walked 13 continuous laps around his floor this evening. 13 laps = 1/2 mile! And he was walking at a pretty good pace!

We had a couple of conversations today where Brandon almost seemed like himself. But those moments were short-lived, and he’s still very tired and overwhelmed by this whole experience. Thoughts, prayers and love are very much needed this week as we wait for the pathology results and for the kidney function to return to a good level.

7 thoughts on “May 29 Update

  1. Sending positive thoughts and good karma your way…… are not alone! Lisa

  2. I am praying for you and that God’s peace beyond all understanding will surround you.

  3. Hey Homeslice!
    You are right! Cancer is a word; not a sentence. I believe, with all of my heart, in the power of prayer.

    Dear Heavenly Daddy,

    I am lifting Brandon up to your throne, God and I declare and decree, that as God is whole in Heaven, so is Brandon whole on this earth, in Jesus’ Name.

    No weapon formed against Brandon will prosper!

    Greater is He who is in Brandon, than he who is in the world.

    By Jesus’ stripes Brandon was healed! (past tense)

    Thank you Lord in advance. Amen!

    Brandon all of these statements are taken from scripture. They are all promises of God. Speak them out loud daily and God will show you His healing power.
    I love you and I won’t stop claiming God’s Word over your life. His spoken Words did, in fact, bring the world into creation.

  4. I’ve been thinking about you all. I am so glad to have this site to keep up with everything. Im glad to hear things are looking up but will be praying about the kidneys. Love you all!

  5. Brandon and family, I hope you have found yourself some normalcy and routine by now. I’m sure each day has it’s challenges but you have fought so hard and I can’t imagine the toll. But life is worth fighting for and I’m so glad that you have been brave. I hope that you continue to heal and enjoy each other.

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