Tuesday, March 9, 2010

About Sawyer...


Yesterday, I asked for prayer for one of my favorite little men in the world, my nephew Sawyer. He just plum makes me smile. Don't tell anyone, especially my other nephews, but Sawyer has always been a fav of this auntie. Not that I don't totally love the other two boys bunches, I do. The only children I love more than my precious nephews and my niece are my own children. They mean the world to me... that being said, Sawyer has always had this energy about him, that I just find so lovable. Maybe because he and my own son are so much alike in so many ways... maybe because he sports my mom's beautiful red hair...maybe because he is fearless and so very brave... whatever it is, he is my little hero this week.


I just heard that he made it through the MRI fine. Answered prayer. Although, I haven't heard anything else, right now, I do know they rested better last night. Prayer is a powerful drug, when used with the right amount of dosage of faith... I believe my Heavenly Father, has this little guy wrapped up tight in His love today!


I thought I would share an email I received from my sister, yesterday. If you are a bloggy friend of hers, then I know you probably have already read it, but for those of you who haven't and would like to know what happened and what exactly to pray for, here is a copy of her email from last night...


Oh, friends.

This has been a long and exhausting weekend. We are moving into very unknown territory, and your prayers are deeply coveted. Most of you have heard by now that Sawyer (our middle one...the ornery redhead!) had an accident on Saturday morning. Before I go any further, let me give you a little background on Saw. Those of you who know him well, know that he is the toughest little cookie around. He's very athletic and rarely complains with any kind of injury. So if Sawyer complains...we take notice. Back to Saturday....during Tate's soccer game, Sawyer was playing around on another field with a group of other kids. We didn't hear this story until we were in the car on the way home, but according to Sawyer, a big "teenager" pummeled him to the ground during their soccer game, and he fell on his neck.At this point, we just assumed it was bruised and just sore from the fall. Saturday night was a VERY restless night for all of us, with Sawyer up and complaining with his neck throughout the night. We are so blessed to be friends with and go to church with our pediatrician, so Sunday morning at church we caught him and had him take a look at Sawyer. Sawyer played tough, and our doctor said that it was probably just a "sprained neck." Throughout the day though on Sunday and through the night, Sawyer moved past the point of being able to pretend it didn't hurt anymore and was in all out pain. We didn't sleep a wink last night, and today has been the climax of his pain. He is unable to move his neck from side to side; has intense pain when raising his head up; and cannot stand for his neck to be touched.After the obvious change in his pain tolerance, we took him back to the pediatrician this morning. He saw a complete 180* difference in Sawyer from Sunday at church and sent us to the hospital for x-rays. X-rays led to a CT Scan. Which led to the phone call from our doctor today.Apparently Sawyer has a rare condition that has caused the disc between his 2nd and 3rd vertebrae to calcify (discs are partially made up of a spongy material -- Sawyer's, however, has turned to bone). The doctors and radiologists are presuming that the injury he sustained Saturday morning caused that boney disc to jar and shift and jut into his spinal cord. It is a rare condition, but from what they have told me so far, there is no danger of it being life-threatening. The problem, however, comes with the very intense pain that goes along with that pressure on the spinal cord.Sawyer has an MRI tomorrow morning to find out more about the spinal cord issue, and then we will be heading to Little Rock to meet with the neurosurgeon. From what I understand, a spinal surgery is really the only option for treatment, but again, we haven't met with the neurosurgeon yet. There is also a chance that he does only have a very minor injury to his muscle tissue, and the calcified disc is just a freak thing. We will find all of that out tomorrow.Right now, we are just trying to keep him as comfortable as possible and are just praying that rest will come. Like I said, Sawyer isn't a complainer, so this is hard on all of us because, in addition to the unknown, him being down and out is new territory for us. Thank you so much for your prayers and your thoughts. Sawyer is a fighter, and we believe in the power and wonder of our Father God, so we have no doubt that all will turn out well and to His Glory.

Love you all,

Amber


Thank you for your continued prayers...


12 comments:

Terri said...

Hope he is able to rest better today. I will continue to pray for Sawyer.

Sara said...

Speaking rest over him today. And thanks for the tips of Dr. Seuss. We don't have many, but I know there are some great ones just waiting for us to read.

happy,
Sara

Christi said...

I will keep him in my prayers...keep us updated!

Gretchen said...

Praying and praising. And isn't it amazing? My word verification word is "bless".

Bridget said...

Sawyer is a cutie! Hope he (and his family) get some good rest tonight. Saying prayers for the little guy!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow...I am praying. Thank you for sharing the email too.

Joyeful said...

Wow, I will be praying for little Sawyer! He sounds like one tough little cookie! I pray that his neck is healed--the pain must be unimaginable!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So sad. I hope and pray that God will heal his neck quickly. Poor little guy.

Angela said...

I will use this post as the link for others to pray during Fearless Friday, unless we have another update from you before than...

Hope said...

Hello Mich,

Oh, that little Sawyer is a darling! I can see why you love him so much by the way you describe him. ☺

How wonderful to see your comment on my blog yesterday. I quit blogging since last November and even deleted my blog. I had at one time exported it, and that is the only reason I was able to get it back again, although it was not easy getting it back with all the comments intact. I have just begun blogging again; however, I probably won’t be blogging very often, but I will stop by now and then to see how you are doing.

♥Hope

New Every Morning said...

I'm praying for ALL of you. I know it must be hard to be the caring auntie and not be able to "fix" it. Amber has been so sweet to keep me updated thru email. I just love your family. One of these days I'm coming your way and we are going to have a chatathon.
HUGS!!!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

He is in my prayers and I will lift him up with words of healing. Isn't it amazing that if he hadn't had this accident, they might not have known that something else was wrong? May the doctors have the wisdom to get this taken care of! What a tough kid!

I love my nephew as if he were my own! You're awesome!