Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Holding our breath...

We are about to start a Spontaneous Breathing Trial
to see if Bronson is ready to extibate fom the ventilator...
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He is still intibated with a breathing tube,
but they are turning it off.
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{Ahhhh! Scary!}
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They will let him take over breathing on his own for an hour to see how strong his lungs are.
If he does well, they will take him off permanently in the morning.
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We are holding our breath hoping he doesn't hold his!
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Prayers needed!

76 comments:

The Benches said...

You'd think I am a stalker with how often I am checking your blog to find out the status on Bronson. We have wept for your family so much over the past few days...we feel so happy that the tears are now turning to tears of joy. Little Bronson is such a fighter. We'll keep on praying for him!

Kristine said...

I'm sending you all so much love and light. Hoping and praying for you. Reading along as you travel this scary path.

ChiaLynn said...

I just saw a note on Twitter, asking us to pray for Bronson. And so I came to tell you that you have mine.

Britney said...

he will get extra prayers at our house tonight. still can't believe how strong he is and how hard he is fighting - what a special little man!

B & B said...

Sara, I don't know you, but found your blog through Natalie Norton. We are praying for you and your dear family.

sanaejames photography said...

I heard about Bronson through a dear friend's blog...I just wanted to let you know that little Bronson is in our prayers, too. He is a warrior!

Amelia Kate said...

I found your blog through Natalie Norton, and I am so glad I did. So many prayers are being sent your way from my family! I pray that little Bronson will be strong, and heal quickly if it is the Lords will!
Have faith :)

B & B said...

I just left a comment, but want you to know I think you are amazing already. I worked at Primary's on their Neuro Trauma Unit so I worked where you may be headed next. Families like you and yours constantly inspired and amazed me. Your strength and love of your children was a true reminder to me that miracles happen and God is always with us.

Sean & Lacey said...

I found your blog through a friend. We are praying for your family and that sweet baby! We will keep checking for updates.

Hey Ho it's Ashleigh Noel said...

Oh my dear stranger. I love you and am praying for your little one. Thank heavens for priesthood power and a righteous man! I will hold my son a little closer tonight. Thinking of you and your family.

Peg Lewis said...

Is he awake for this breathing test, or still sedated?

(Somehow knowing how it all works seems to give power to my prayers. Of course ignore this sort of thing if it is a burden to you!)

We have posted this blog address on our missionary website so those who want all the details can follow along.

It's an inspiration, and I suspect we're all holding our breath right now as he undergoes this test...

Kelli Bramble said...

Praying for your sweet son and family.

Ben and Natalie's Family Zoo said...

Sara and Matt, Your family and especially sweet little Bronson has been in our every prayer since Saturday. Our kids never forget and ask about him every day. I love reading your beautiful, candid remarks. It makes all who read it want to cherish life and hold tight to their kids. Thank you for sharing. We love you guys. Keep up the fight, Little B!

Megan said...

You have our prayers, our love and our hearts as your family travels this journey.

Christine at LifeVerse said...

I heard about your prayer request from Kristine on Twitter and I'm joining the prayer warriors team for your precious boy! With 5,000 followers on Twitter, I'm certain that many will keep him in their prayers tonight. Every child is precious and loved bu God.

Cori Henderson said...

You don't know me, but I heard your story and your family will be in my prayers.

Emily Hill said...

Just heard about Bronson over at Pics and Kicks. Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way!

Josh and Kandice said...

I'll be praying for Bronson. I just found your blog from Pics and Kicks and have spent the last hour sobbing as I've read what you and your family is going through. I pray your little guy will have a quick full recovery. I love his little faux hawk, he looks so cute.

Lynette said...

Here's praying Bronson (and you/we!) will all be breathing a little easier by tomorrow morning!!!
You know I feel like Bronson, I would be kicking and fighting to get all those tubes out too!!!
I will continue to pray and stalk as I keep checking in constantly also.
XOXOOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOX

Ams said...

I just came across your blog and read it in its entirety... omgosh, I am just absolutely breathless. Know that your little man is in my prayers, that YOU guys are in my prayers and that I am sending you all of my love and positive thoughts. You are all amazingly strong...
I will continue following you and praying hard for little man's recovery!

Bryndee Slade said...

I found your blog through anothers'. I am praying for your sweet baby boy. I put his name on the temple prayer roll this afternoon. I know the blessings of heaven are already being poured down on your family. Keep the faith!

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

Like the others, I heard about your blog through Natalie Norton's blog. Know that I'm PRAYING for you and your family. I'm so glad his recovery so far has been nothing short of a miracle and I pray that it continues that way.
Kelly
Chicago

Laurie said...

I heard about your story through Natalie's blog. I am praying for you and your family!!

Heather Capener said...

I like many others found your blog through Natalie's blog.
You have a beautiful family and my heart and prayers go out to lift you up and give you strength through this trial and many many prayers on behalf of sweet Bronson.
I can in no way imagine any of what you are feeling, but know there are many hearts and hands reaching to give support. I hope you feel the warm embrace of our Heavenly Father constantly.

Judy said...

Matt and Sara,

We are so very grateful for the updates and the great progress. Miracles are real. We are all praying for Bronson and your family. Jim has the very best blood...they are always calling him to donate. He is O neg but he is also negative on several other factors that they check for. So if he could donate some blood, we would be glad to do it. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

Judy

natalie said...

Saying prayers for your baby, right now.

LinDsEy ShaUn said...

You don't know me but I heard about the trial you are facing right now with your little son. Your family is in our prayers and will continue to be.
God is good.

Howie & Sharon said...

Our family shares in your emotions at this time. We hang on every post you make. Thanks for making this available to us. We are lovingly praying for you, and feel miracles are taking place in your midst . . . What a sweet family you have, what a treasure!!!
Matt and Sara - You are an incredible strength to us and everyone that you touch.

nina coyle said...

I came across your blog through a series of Twitter posts tonight and I am petitioning to the Father for your sweet boy. May He hold you and yours tightly in His grip through this journey.

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

I just read a post on Natalie's blog and had to come let you know that I am praying for you and your family.
My brother fell into our backyard pool at just over a year old (they didn't know how long he was in there either; est. 5-10 mins). Reading your story brought back SO many memories -I was 5 at the time- the blessings, prayers, fasting. My first memory of prayer is praying for my little brother. He had ALL the odds against him (50/50 chance of survival, 92% chance of being in a vegetative state for the rest of his life) and he was our miracle. He had to relearn everything. It was a challenge. But he's a typical 27 yr old now. Heavenly Father answered our prayers. As I know He will answer yours.
Thinking of you and your family.

Melanie said...

I found your blog through pics and kicks. I will be praying for you tonight and every day through your ordeal. I'm in Virginia and sending love and strength your way.

s.niccoli said...

I wish I could better express in words my thoughts and feelings. I do not know you but my heart and soul are filled with prayer and hope and love for your little one and your family and you. I felt the spirit so strongly as I read though your last few post, I cried and cried. You are such a wonderful example of faith and hope. Much love.

Butterfly Kisses Photography said...

Couldn't sleep, so I got up to surf around the 'net...then Natalie sent me. I knew there was a reason I wasn't sleeping...I needed to be praying. Praying for YOUR strenght to stay strong for your little guy. God is GREAT and miracles do happen every day!

Magen said...

Praying for your baby bronson's health and strength...and loving his hair duo!

A and R said...

Just wanted to send love and let you know that we are praying for sweet baby Bronson. We have two 14 month olds at our house and this is all too close to home.
Chris and Lisa are our neighbors and we've been praying and waiting for updates ever since Sunday.

Kelly said...

Hi, Sara. I, too, heard about you from Natalie Norton's blog. I'm so sorry you had to go through this. I don't know you but I'm going to be praying for you and check back faithfully to hear the updates. Bronson is about the same age as my son and I cannot get the images you described out of my head. I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and will be lifting you up.

Marianna said...

Thanks for the updates guys!! I feel so helpless. I wish there was more I could do. Hang in there you guys! Love you!

The Price Family said...

I heard about your prayer request from Natalie's blog as well. I am sorry you are going through this. My family will keep your family in our prayers.

Brad and Jean and kids said...

We are headed for family prayer right now, with Bronson the main topic. Hang in there guys. We all love you so much, and feel totally confident that it is all going to come out just fine in the end.

Mom said...

I feel just like that cat in the picture. I have checked your blog all day to see the updates. Grandma Staker called and I read her your blog about the onion. I will call her tomorrow with the newest blog. She feels as helpless as we do. We are all praying for Bronson. Hang in there! Aunt Linda

Anonymous said...

Praying that God heals Bronson! May God bless you with the peace that only He can provide! ~Kelly in Washington

Laurel said...

I just came over from Natalie's blog and wanted to let you know that we're praying for you here in California and hope that everything gets better. We trust in God and know that He can heal Bronson. :)

PuddleduckBunch said...

I came to your blog tonight after the request for prayer from a friend. I am praying for strength and peace for you and your family, clarity for Bronson's doctors and healing for your sweet boy.

christy said...

Dear Sweet Sara--
I'm so sorry to hear about your precious Bronson. Please know I am offering fervent prayers for him and your family. I will also add him to the prayer roll tomorrow when I go to the temple.

My 2 year old daughter was born a couple of hours before Bronson on October 5, 2008. We'll have to arrange a jr. prom date!

I hope you receive much peace and comfort. I am a believer of collective prayer and miracles.
Love to you--Christy

Bridget said...

I'm praying for you and your sweet boy. God is a god of miracles. I really do believe that. And he knows what experiences we need to help us grow. May God bless you.

Natalee said...

Aloha Sara,

I am a friend of Natalie Norton. I read about you on her blog. Your family and Bronson will be in our prayers. We're praying for strong lungs!

Hugs from Highland, UT.

Mcbride Family said...

Prayers are coming your way. All of us here at the McBride home and all of my friends and family know about Bronson and have been praying for him and for you. I am looking forward to the next update.

Anonymous said...

Read about your family on pics and kicks... sending prayers your way. May the Lord wrap his loving embrace around your family and fill you with peace as you all heal

sarah.elizabeth<3 said...

I am also one to have found your blog through Natalie Norton. Prayers are being sent your way for your family and your baby boy from me. Know that you have many people praying. Stay faithful, all will be well. (hugs)

Anonymous said...

I am praying for little Bronson and your whole family with all of my heart. Oh, how my heart is aching for you. I want you to know that what happened to you could happen to any of us. I am so inspired by your strength and hope! Thank you for sharing your story. You are a beautiful writer. I can't wait to hear how he does tonight!

@mynicole said...

Dear Sweet Beautiful Sara,
My little heart is over flowing with love and support to your beautiful family. Your family will be in my prayers. Keep calm, and stay strong.
Love,
amynicole

jen said...

Praying for you and your family!!!!

Jeff and Brandi said...

What a sweet little man. I am praying for him and for the strength of your family. The power of the Priesthood is real!

Kelly Moore said...

Got the link to your blog from a friend on babycenter.

I am praying for you. I am wishing I could just give you a big hug and weep with you- I don't even know you, but you're my sister, and I love you and your family. (PLEASE don't think I'm weird or stalking you... I just have so much love in my heart for your family!)

marcy said...

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU FROM NYC!!!!!!!!!! I saw a link to your blog from Natalie Norton's blog and I just wanted you to know that even though we are strangers, I am holding you, your PRECIOUS Bronson, and your entire family tight in my prayers. You have an amazing spirit and I know that God has Bronson so tightly gripped in the palm of His hand. I wish you comfort, peace, and joy as he makes bigger and better improvements in the coming days. My prayers are infinite!
~Marcy McKenzie

Janelle said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I know the priesthood is real and that is helping your sweet boy.

Annie Link said...

Praying for your sweet little Bronson--and all of you! Especially you, Momma.

aubphotography said...

Your in my thoughts and prayers....God bless your family!

Letty said...

I was sent to your blog by Natalie Nortons. I am praying for your Bronson to be made whole and that he will ne playing with his brothers again in no time. Sending my love.

debbie said...

We're a family here in Provo who heard your story from a few different people and are praying for you and your sweet family!! Every time I saw a new picture you have posted of him, I just thought, oh, he's beautiful! May the Lord bless you with everything you need at this time!

Meg said...

Storming the gates of Heaven with prayer on behalf of Bronson and your beautiful family.

J,D and Little B said...

Saw your blog through a friends.. I am so sorry for what has happened to your family. You are in our prayers!

Jill said...

Oh Sara, we are praying all night long. Look at all of these well wishers who you don't know that are praying for you. So inspiring. Your family is amazing and the fact that you can comfort us in your time of need is so selfless. Love to you dear girl...and even more love to sweet Bronson.

Summer's World said...

I am so sorry for you but still very hopeful. I saw your blog through a friend's blog and want you to know that we are adding our prayers to yours. Um, I am also wondering if you know anyone who does foot renewal or zoning. I actually do it and its amazing and helping the body heal itself. I certainly would come down (I'm in Logan) if you wanted. Maybe you know someone. Maybe you're not interested. Regardless, God bless. I believe your boy will be fine. I do. summerschaefer@gmail.com

ashley said...

hi. just got done reading your posts about your sweet little boy and wanted to let you know Bronson and your family will be in our prayers. i believe in miracles.

Natalie said...

As a mommy of 4 little ones tucked safely in their beds I sobbed as I read your account and put myself in your shoes. My heart is heavy and will be lifed up for your sweet family in prayer tonight and until there is a happy and peaceful end to your story.
~Natalie

Lara said...

Hi Sara, I was directed to your blog from Natalie Norton and a few others on my FB. I think about how many times I have done that with my 1 year old it's so scary. Your family will be in my prayers and hopefully as I continue to check your blog that the good news will contine!

Sam and Tara said...

MANY prayers headed your way!

Chunky Monkey said...

I just said a goooood prayer for you guys.

Shaina said...

Praying so very hard.

tammy said...

Just read all your posts concerning Bronson. What a little sweet-heart!! I linked to here from Natalie Norton's blog and I'll now be including you & your family in my prayers along with Natilie. C'mon Bronson!!!

Jessica said...

Although we do not know each other, we do know the same father in heaven who is watching over you and your wonderful family. I know he will continually bless all of you. We are all praying for you and will continue to do so.

Carlykins said...

Sara,
I held my breath as I read the account of your recent journey you are embarking on. I felt my heart ache as a mother and know what it's like to want to keep your child safe. The power of the Atonement is ever so real that at times it's almost tangible. I have learned through quite a refining process of my own that growing experiences come to us by others practicing their agency, Heavenly Father providing us an opportunity to grow or using our own agency. I can say honestly that there really is no way to clarify where each experience came from, it's what we do with it. How precious of a testimony your family is gaining about the power of prayer,the priesthood, and watching their parents turn to their Heavenly Father and Savior instead of becoming bitter and blaming them. I pray for you most of all Sara, that you will be comforted and receive peace.

Mandy said...

What an amazing story, Bronson and your family are now in my prayers:)

{jane} said...

that cat holding his breath is perfect. when we came to visit yesterday, out of all the tubes little B has in him, that ventilator looks the meanest. i can't wait to hear it's gone. gone forever.

loves.

Maren said...

Sara,

Our whole family is praying hard and waiting with baited breath for news. My 7-year-old niece Mia joined her dad in fasting for the first time on Monday for Bronson. I cannot imagine the absolute agony this week has been for you. We all sobbed as we read your account of the tragedy - especially imagining Daynen trying so hard to hold up his baby brother, and of the anguish and regret you feel. I pray that your heart will be healed by the Atonement. I am grateful to know you are surrounded by some of the most giving, loving, Christlike people I've ever known. Your family will continue to be in our prayers.

Love,
Maren Ingles
(I'm Lynda Ogden's daughter and was in the 10th ward until I got married last May.)