Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Year Ago & Today...

One Year ago today Brian had his port implanted and his first round of chemo/steriods. Today we received the call from the dermatologist that the pathology report came in from the biopsy. It is Histiocytosis. Again. Brian will have to have another port implanted and start a more agressive chemo treatment.
  We haven't received a call from the Oncologist (probably will tomorrow) so we aren't sure when Brian will be hospitalized for the port implant surgery and first round of chemo. We will let you know when we find out. Update: The oncology nurse just called and said that our Doctor is at a conference in Texas. It may be Monday or Tuesday before we are admitted to the hospital. Update of the Update: Brian is having his second port put in tomorrow.)

Batman Brian
Please check the blog for updates and prayer requests. As you can imagine it is very difficult to tell "the story" repeatly to all who love us and care for us. It is very draining. We will probably not be answering a ton of phone calls as we want to focus on Brian and our other three young children. However, we appreciate all the prayers and notes of encouragement. It really lifts our spirts to know just how many people and exactly who is praying for Brian Robert. So, please, if you are checking our blog and praying for our family send us an e-mail or leave a comment. While we know that God is with us and we are not alone, we know that HE made us to need each other in the body of Christ. You offer us a lot of encouragement just letting us know that you are praying and keeping up with what is going on with Brian's treatment. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

11 comments:

JTep! said...

always praying for Batman! love you guys more than words can describe!

AECC said...

The entire Carr Family and all of FPC Demopolis have you and Brian on our hearts minds and in our prayers. Thanks for letting us know how we can pray. It is an honor and privilege to lift you all before the throne. God's blessings to you as you face this new hurdle......By His Grace!

makenzie said...

Sweet friend...and...we're back. I know this period. This "I can't believe it's happening again" period. Know that I am here. God is here. We love you , are praying for you and know that this will all work to glorify God...what a testimony Brian will have! I love you!

nancygrayce said...

Russell and I continue to pray for Brian's complete healing, for his comfort during treatments and for you and Freddie and Ansley, William and Olivia.

emily said...

we are committing to pray for sweet brian and your family. we are here and want to help in any way we can. we love you so much.

sandra said...

I will be praying for you all. If you need anything, I am a phone call away. I don't want to interfere but know, all you have to do is pick up the phone. Love you all!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

You are most assuredly in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry you have to go through this again.

Missy said...

We love you all–and you know at least one of our children never forgets Brian. I am hurting for you Carrie, I don't want you to have to gear up for this again, but I pray that God will give you the strength that you didn't even know you could muster. If you need anything, and I mean anything, I am there.

Andrea said...

Praying for the best and most brave super hero of all... If you ever need anything PLEASE let me know!!! :) I can't help much from CO, but I would LOVE to help any way I can!! <3
Love,
Andrea
P.S. Lots of my friends are praying too! You are in all our prayers!! :)

Lynda said...

Hi, Carrie. You don't really know me but I'm Emily's mom. I feel as if I know your family well through Emily so I was so sorry to hear of the recurrence of Brian's illness. He and your entire family will definitely be in my daily prayers. I'm so thankful for your strong faith in the One who created Brian and who loves him even more than you do!

BEV and VIRG said...

We are so sorry that you have to go through this again. We are praying for strength for Brian and you all to bring God the Glory in this difficult time. You are doing great with dealing with the situation with your grouchy faces and all. We appreciate Dabney's servant heart, as well.