Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Little boys aren't supposed to be on big machines like this.
Throughout his life, Rowan has been through so much. He has endured more surgeries and other medical procedures than most of my adult friends...put together. But, because that has been his norm, there is not a lot that typically overwhelms me, or scares me in the hospital.
The size of the equipment and machines in this PICU room right now though...and the sheer number of them...has been startling at times. Every once in a while, it nearly knocks the wind out of me.
This evening Rowan started dialysis. This morning, when they first mentioned that he may need to...my heart dropped. Then, as they wheeled the big green machine into his room tonight, my jaw dropped too.
I had never even seen a dialysis machine before, let alone ever thought Rowan would need one himself.
And the number of doctors, nurses and dialysis specialists that packed into that room to get everything set up and started...WOW!
Little boys aren't supposed to be on big machines like this...they just aren't.
But this is one little boy who has the courage and the strength of 10 grown men
Keep fighting Rowan. You are stronger than you even know.
"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my ways secure!"