"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

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!"

Psalm 18:32





14 comments:

  1. Prayers to you and your family. Rowan has touched the heart of thousands of people. Most that have never met him. Your son carries so much faith and love that even through pictures and small videos he has touched our hearts. I pray that your strength is continued and faith never dampens. Lord please lay your healing hand on this boy, your messenger! My God hear our prayers and Rowan hears the whispers of all of those who pray in His name.
    Amen

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  2. Carrie,
    Your strength gives me strength. I heard that saying before but really never experienced it before.Now I know what it means!! You are one strong women! God Bless!Praying nonstop for you all!

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  3. We love you Rowan,our little warrior ... love and prayers!!🙏🏼💙

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  4. Yes mama it is God that gives you strength and helps you hold it together through all of this. You are doing great. Keep holding on. Rowan and you are fighters. God will be right there with you both through this. You are right little boys should never be on those great big machines. Rowan amazes and inspires us all and so does his family. Praying always for you all. Thank you for always taking time out to update us. We all love Rowan so much. Blessings, Hugs and Love for you all. ✝️⚓️❤️

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  5. I am so sorry to hear Rowan is so ill. I have followed you guys for a very long time. Rowan is such an encouragement. God has used Rowan time and time again in my life. I share a lot of his life with my third and fourth grade bible class on a weekly basis and if I don't have an update they will ask for one. I want them to see that God does work in our lives every minute of every day. We have had some tough losses in our class lately and Rowan in such a bright spot for them. Praying your day will show improvement and a light. Know we will be praying as a class for you tonight. Lynne

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  6. Oh ROWAN, bless your sweet little heart! May God continue to comfort and heal you inside out baby boy!!!!!

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  7. Oh ROWAN, bless your sweet little heart! May God continue to comfort and heal you inside out baby boy!!!!!

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  8. You are right. Little boys aren't supposed to be on big machines like that. Holding you, your son, and your family in my heart.

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  9. We all love you sweet sweet boy! Everyone is praying for you! Jesus just needs to work on His time! We will be patient Rowan! When you come out of it you will be healed! Thank you Jesus, and we will see you later buddy!

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  10. Rowan is so heavy on my heart and I am led in deep prayer for you all. Strength, courage and wisdom...the Lord God provides them all.

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  11. God is the only one that can keep you on your feet. Your such a strong mom even seen all this going on. Rowan inspires me everyday such a tough little guy with a big smile. God please give this blessing all the strength he needs to pull through, give his family hope and strength in Jesus name Amen

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  12. Hey little buddy I check in on you to see how you're doing. It made me sad to see you in so much pain but you have courage of a lion and i know you will pull through. Praying for your healing and comfort for your family.

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