In the midst of a miracle.
Who’s ready for a road trip!?
So many of you have been praying.
And it shows.
We can feel it.
The past few days we have watched as Brady has been less and less fatigued and his strength has increased tremendously. And he has been eating. So. Much. Eating.
So last night we sent a message to his team telling them of all his improvements and how well he was doing. And how we knew it wasn’t protocol, but we would love if they would consider letting us go home for a few days.
This morning we stepped out in faith believing all Brady’s counts and levels were going to impress them enough they would agree that a short trip home was ok, so we packed up our Airbnb.
We packed up everything and headed to CHOP for his weekly checkup.
First thing up was vitals, height and weight.
That is 87.3 pounds.
If you have been following or praying for us then you know Brady has continued to lose weight for the past three months. It has been a struggle to get him to stop losing weight, let alone put any pounds on. Last week he weighed only 83 pounds.
Four pounds. He gained four pounds.
His nurse was so excited seeing how much better looked. She got us back to the room and we waited on his nurse practitioner to come in.
Her eyes were bright as she looked at Brady and how incredibly well he was doing.
“His blood work even looks great!” She said as you could tell there was a smile under her mask, “white blood count is 6.5, hemoglobin is over 10, platelets are over 150, and whoa, his ANC is over 4,000!”
She looked at us all sitting there in the chairs, “not everyone would tell you it’s ok to go, but I say there is no reason you can’t.”
“Get out of here before anyone stops you or we change our mind,” she said chuckling. “We will see you back here on Monday for your biopsy. Have a great visit home!”
And with that we thanked Jesus for his unbelievable favor and blessing upon us, said peace out to this round in Philadelphia, and are headed west to Canal Winchester.
So much awaits us at home.
Not just our family, friends, sweet pup, and our own beds, but our mission.
We are headed west ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work loving those going through hard things.
Those in the midst of battles that are unseen to the rest of the world.
Those in desperate need to know they aren’t alone.
We are ready.
Ready to make sure the world knows that no one battles alone.
Living a miracle,
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”