Pre Surgery Update

Pre-surgery-crohnsLast night was a blur and everything happened so quickly that I’m writing this update from my phone since my laptop is in the car. Forgive me (and Siri) if autocorrect creates some interesting dialogue.

Last night brandon began to feel bad and went downhill quickly. I thought he was going to spend a sleepless night in the recliner so I took a half a Benadryl (don’t judge me too much, I was anxious and was worried I wouldn’t be able to sleep) and went upstairs to try and sleep. Not much later, Brandon came upstairs and began to get violently ill. After an hour or so of that, he laid down in the bathroom floor and asked me to call his mom.

Fastforward a few hours – past the whirlwind packing and calling Brittney in the middle of the night to help me dress Brandon, pick him up off the bathroom floor, and get him down the stairs – and we were sitting in the Emergency Room in Chapel Hill. After hours of trying to control his pain and nausea, we were finally admitted to a room.

We have spent all night – a long, miserable, sleepless night – trying to get Brandon comfortable. It is now 10:05 (time to pray yall!!!) and we are awaiting transport to go down to pre-op for surgery. Please cover us in prayer over the next few hours. Also, please comment under this post with encouraging verses or comments so I can share them with Brandon.

We love each of you and thank you for keeping up with our story!

Surgery in t-2.5 hours!

6 thoughts on “Pre Surgery Update

  1. Praying for healing, for competent staff to work on Brandon and to keep you updated, for your heart and nerves to be calmed. Psalms 30:2: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me”. Extra prayers for 5 days or less in the hospital, 5 inches or less removed… and then a big high five and a hug from The Simmons Family in Mebane.

  2. It’s 11:05 am and I am praying for Brandon, you and the boys! Miss you all, hope the surgery goes well and Brandon has a quick recovery!

    Psalms 139:10 says “even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

  3. 2:05 and praying on! While I don’t know you very well you were always such a joy to run into in the hall here at UNCH & Church. I miss seeing you around! I think as a sister in Christ I feel a bond which only God could create and pray for you and your family often.

    For some reason the following verse is stuck in my brain today so just wanted to share and hopefully you and Brandon can find some encouragement!

    Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” The thought that I find comfort in is God is MY heavenly Father – how amazing is that concept that the same God who created the entire earth and takes care of the small birds also loves and takes care of us! God knows exactly what you and Brandon are going through today, tomorrow, and will go through 3 years from now and He will be with you through the entire process! Praying that peace and comfort which can only come from our heavenly Father encircles you both at this very moment.

  4. I am sure Brandon is done with surgery and doing fine. I will leave you with a few of my power thoughts that always help me in tough times…” You have not, because you ask not”…and be bold about. Pray with abundant expectation. My very favorite power thought is, ” the same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us.” So trust like a child and tap into it! I will continue praying for the Delk family.

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