Post Surgery Update

Post Surgery Update…

Brandon’s surgeon came to see us and give us an update on how he did in surgery. He opened the door to his hospital room already shaking his head and said “I don’t know how people live like that!”

Confused, Joan and I both asked “like what? What do you mean?” And he responded by pulling out a ball point pen from his pocket, showing me the tip of it and said “The opening of his intestines was that big around, as big as the end of the tip of my ball point pen.”

After our shock over that, he went on to tell us that he was able to successfully remove 8 inches of Brandon’s small intestine, and there was NO COLOSTOMY BAG NEEDED!!! Whoooooo! This is us jumping up and down and high-fiving each other and fist pumping and fist bumping and happy dancing and well, you get the picture :)

The other important thing that I asked the surgeon was if he could tell if the Humira injections and the other injection he takes weekly, were working. He said YES! We are thrilled with that news and are praising God for His goodness! This means that this could very well be our last surgery for a loooooooong time, maybe forever!


Just got back to his room from recovery

Right now, post surgery, Brandon is recovering and in a lot of pain. He is on oxygen and anti-nausea medications as well as a pain pump that he can push for more pain medication whenever he feels like he needs it. It will be a long night, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel yall! Are yall dancing with me?!?

I can’t wait to tell Brandon all about what his surgeon said tomorrow, and to read him all of your encouraging notes. Please keep them coming, because he is going to be in pain for awhile and it is so uplifting to his soul to hear your kind words.

Sleep well my friends, and keep praying on the 5’s! We love you all!


12 thoughts on “Post Surgery Update

    • Sorry about that! Got excited and hit the wrong button! But this is GREAT NEWS! God is so good! I’ve been praying with you today, and will continue! High fives to you guys! Please, if I can bring anything or do anything, let me know!

  1. Oh this is good news!!! We have a dear friend in MN that has Chrohns and has gotten much relief from the Humira regimen! He’s 60 this year and his last surgery was 30 years ago with only 2 flair ups in the last 30 years! God and y’all can do this. We are praying!!!!

  2. Brandon,
    Bill and I are praying for you and your family!!! We know God will and is proving you with healing! Praying for you guys!

  3. We are praying for Brandon and the whole Delk/Bush family. Our Lord is so loving and amazing! I know He has a special plan for Brandon and always has since he was a young boy! He has overcome so many odds through the grace of God. Hang in there Team Delk and take care of yourselves. Love and hugs sent to each of you!

  4. So happy to hear this great news! God hears our prayers and lots were being said! Praying for a speedy recovery and a restful night for you all! God is good!!!!!

  5. Bethany i am so happy to hear this news! Sam and I have been following y’all and praying praying. Please tell him we are thinking and always praying for you and your precious boys!

  6. Brandon awesome news. Just shows how much God is listening and answering the prayers of those praying for you. God has bigger and better things for the future for you. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid … for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV
    It’s the preschool bible verse this month. There are days ahead where you will have to show those sweet boys how to be strong and not afraid. You are definitely courageous.

  7. Brandon, I’m so glad your surgery went well. And especially that an ostomy was not necessary!! I’ve had you and Bethany on my mind and in my prayers!
    I know firsthand that Crohn’s is a MEAN disease. I am here for you if you need anything.
    Love, Vickie Whitaker (Hannah Steed’s mother-in-law)

  8. Glad to hear everything is going so well. Will keep praying for you and your family.
    Love and hugs for a speedy recovery. :)

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