Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 16..17

Yesterday was one year to the day that Grand re-enlisted back into the Army....I got to see him a total of 32 days in this past year....I am thankful everyday he is still alive!!!

Today I have to admit I am not waking up in my usual, "Let's hurry up and get to the hospital" mood...I laid in bed this morning on my back trying to take in all the pain that Grand is going through right now. Starting from his head, the huge scar that lays where part is skull is removed, to the scars on his right side of his face, to his jaw, and mouth that has the incisions from jaw surgery, the thick feeding tube in his nose, and the whole in his neck where the trache is. His abdomen that has a very long incision that is not completely closed yet..the fracture to his spine right in the middle, the fracture to his hip..the IVs in both hands, and all the other places they have stuck him...the blood blisters at the tips of his fingers.....right down to his legs....if you can only imagine that.
Not that anyone would want to really feel that pain, but I wish I could, just so I could just take it, or share in it with him.

Yesterday Dr. A, Grands Orthopedic Surgeon came in and brought him a beautiful quilt his Mother in-law and friends made for Grand. It was red, white, and blue patches, with scriptures written all over them....scriptures I have found a lot of comfort in during this time....they also embroidered his name, date, and a cross on it....what a blessing to us....he is taking GREAT care of Grand.
Dr. A, was the one who informed us of his high white blood cell count....he said, everyone should be worried...and he was meaning the team of Doctor's that are working on Grand...he wants everyone to take this seriously....
So please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance so we can get to the bottom of what is causing the infections....I think of all the outward things I mentioned above that cause him pain, but I am sure there is so much more pain on the inside!! Not to mention the emotional pain he is feeling.
My friends back home prayed that God would give each of them a pain that Grand was feeling for that day, and let him have rest....a few of them felt his pain that day!! I have to remember that God is holding Grand safe in his arms right now....and he is providing him comfort!!


  1. A Quilt of Valor... how comforting...I'll continue to to pray... I always pray for strength, wisdom, and faith for those in need. Each are so necessary in our walks with God.

  2. Carrie, sweet Carrie! I prayed for every area of Legrand you mentioned and was struck by the fact that our Lord Jesus knows that kind of pain, personally. He wanted to know all about living here on earth, and that was one area, even He as God, did not removed from His experience. He KNOWS. He heals. He provides life in the middle of this with His resurrection power. And I am also struck by the fact that you shine with His power within you. You show it so well. God is blessed, and blesses in all. I love you dearly.

  3. Carrie, I am giving you a big hug right now. Praying for you, the boys and Legrand daily. Love you!

  4. Carrie please watch this 3 minute video, it shows Whom we serve and gives amazing strength! Praying! Love, Melissa

  5. Every day we're praying for Grand you are both constantly with us. I wish I could hug your neck and hold you tight, maybe taking some of your pain away. This blog sounds like a good thing for you - I'm proud of you. Love you so much Girlfriend! Nancy

  6. Wow, this is really strange, Carrie. I got up this morning, right around the time you posted your blog today, feeling pain in and around my back and sides and couldn't help wondering what I had done to cause the stiffness and soreness I was feeling. I hope I took some of Grand's pain for the day. He's on my heart all the time and I offer prayers up randomly throughout the day when either of you cross my mind. I hope you're feeling them. Love you much and will be praying tonight and so on...