Friday, March 20, 2009

Post from Beau

We have been overwhelmed with the number of emails and comments on the blog. It is amazing to know how many prayers are being said for us.

Many of your emails have asked about Brittany's condition. She is doing fine. She has an IV and receives antibiotics and fluids periodically throughout the day. She will probably lose the IV in 5 days as they do not give antibiotics after the first week. No studies show that continued doses of antibiotics after the first week prevents infection. She does not have any monitors or other devices hooked up to her. The nursing staff does monitor Gaines' heartbeat for 30 minutes twice per day. Brittany is supposed to stay in bed for the most part, but she is allowed to get up to use the restroom and shower.

Many of you have also asked how long I will be able to stay with Brittany in DC. Fortunately, I work for an amazing company owned by an amazing family. My boss has graciously given me as much time as I need to be in DC. So I am not leaving...I will be here until Brittany and Gaines can come home with me.

Many of you have also asked about the hospital. The staff here has been amazing and very professional. All of the nurses and doctors are aware we are far away from home and they are doing everything they can to accommodate us. One of the nurses heard that Reed is coming to visit us tomorrow so she went and wrote down activities close to the hospital that Reed would enjoy. Believe it or not Ringling Brothers Circus is in town and only a few blocks from the Hospital. I may take Reed on Sunday afternoon while Brittany visits with her family.

I will post more information as we get it. Please continue to pray...miracles do happen.


Sara said...

Beau and Brittany,
I am a friend of Kelly's from church and just wanted to share with you that we are praying for you! We watched sweet Kathryn fight, and I'm certain Gaines will do the same! God is certainly in the miracle business and I know He has His hand on all of you.

We will continually be lifting each of you up in prayer.

Sara and Bob Blakeney

stillinamerica said...

Brittany and Beau,
your family is at the forefront of our prayers. We also have a small Bible study group of 8 couples who are praying for you also, this Sunday when we get together we will pray for you as a group!

Martin and Andrea

Heather said...

Hey Brittany...Hey Beau...

Mom told me this morning what was going on with y'all, and I just found your blog. I just wanted you to know that we are thinking of y'all and praying for you. I can't imagine what you're going through having to be away from Reed for that long, but at least you know he's on his way there!

I know everything will be fine with you because you have soooo many people praying for you, and you WILL be stronger in the end of all this!

We love all of you!


Lauren said...

Beau and Brittany,
This is Lauren (Eaddy) Greene from high school. My prayers are with you and your family right now. I hope Gaines decides to stay in there a little bit longer! As you may know, I lived in DC in college and I have a lot of friends there, so if you need anything, email me at


Candi said...

This is Candi, a Sunday from Angie Smith's blog, a mom who went through something similar with my now thriving 8-year-old daughter, and a believer in miracles. I live about 25 minutes outside of DC in Northern Virginia. We have an amazing church out here, and my home is your home. Whatever you need. You have my prayers.