The Unthinkable

The unthinkable has occurred. Brandon is in the hospital.

Brandon hasn’t been feeling good for a few weeks now and I finally got him to contact his doctor’s office yesterday and they immediately set him up for a CT scan yesterday after work. He was miserable all day and couldn’t eat and by the time he got to the imaging center he was so nauseated and in so much pain that he was having a hard time drinking the contrast solution.

He didn’t make it to CT. He began getting violently ill and was rushed to the Emergency Room by ambulance. He has been in the Emergency Room all night and been medicated for pain and nausea and had a CT scan done there.

The CT scan showed a partial obstruction at what looks like the spot where his intestines were stitched back together, which is a common occurrence. The good news at this point is that the surgeon doesn’t think he needs to operate right now. What they plan to do yet I’m not sure. The bad news is that the looming question in our minds may be true…

Is the Remicade not working?

Brandon was admitted to the hospital last night but there are no beds available so they are still in the ER. Please pray that a room opens up soon so he can be more comfortable.

This is a disaster right now. I can’t even believe my life. I was hiding last night (sorry if you messaged and I didn’t respond) and just tucked myself away because I was having such a hard time. Please pray with us. Things could be worse, and I know that, but this is very difficult. We are having to fully rely on God right now, because nothing seems to make sense. I’m clinging to His promises.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

I’ll update as I can. Thank you, beautiful support system, your encouragement means the world to me right now.

More on Brandon’s story.

More on my story.

Yes, this is crazy.

10 thoughts on “The Unthinkable

  1. oh my goodness, You two have been through so much. I will continue to pray for.you both. Stay strong and Believe. Love & Hugs Robin

  2. I just finished praying for you and Brandon for a complete recovery and to get back home and to a normal life again soon. Love you all.

  3. We have been thinking of you and lifting you both in prayer every time your names enter my mind. May God bring you the peace of knowing that HE has you in the palm of HIS hand. Psalm 50:15 Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.
    Psalm 105:4 Search for the Lord and for His strength, seek His face always.
    Love to your family.

  4. Bethany~ I will be praying for both of you as you walk through this valley. The Lord will be with you every step of the way. Life gets really hard sometimes, but the good news is we come out on the other side stronger and closer to our Father in Heaven. Keep your chin up!

  5. Bethany, you and Brandon have been on my mind and in my prayers so much lately and especially this morning. Praying for comfort and healing for you both, wisdom for your medical team, and that God would bless your faithfulness in the midst of this incredible adversity. Keep trusting and remember what’s true: through him, we are more than conquerers. And he makes ALL things good. :)
    Love and Hugs,
    Holly

  6. Bethany, I said a prayer for you all this morning & have reached out to my biblestudy girls for their prayers as well. I can’t even believe you are going through all this. Isaiah 4, 1:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I am thinking of you and am here if you need anything. Love, Anita

  7. Bethany
    I am so sorry to hear Brandon is back in the hospital. I’ve been reading your blog updates the past two days and weeping my way through your stories. But rejoicing that God is carrying you through this storm.
    I remember you two from Pine Ridge church. I’m Elijah Chester’s sister if that helps. ☺️ Please message me if there is anything I can do to help make this difficult time easier for you both. I’m obligated Monday for Jury duty but available the entire week.
    May God continue to cover you and your sweet family in peace.
    Blessings and prayers

  8. Bethany,
    I am so very sorry. Our family is also praying for you and your family. But right now I know that you are hurting and your heart is breaking. You are not getting answers right now, and that is so frustrating. Cling to that promise in Proverbs and just hold on. Here is another promise: Mark 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

    Just hold on to Him.

  9. Friends, you are right Crohns is a mean disease. I have it too and it has caused disruption and pain. More and more seems to happen to me as well after that diagnosis. You just have to keep the faith and let your friends and family help you. I am proud too and want to handle it alone but you can’t go it alone, the stress of it affects the disease. I wish you the best and hope you both get better. Well wishes and email me if you want to vent about Crohns! It sucks!!!

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