By: Jennifer Murray

Safe and Sound….

I’m relieved to report that Brooks is tucked in at HOME! We are so grateful to be here safe and sound, after a nightmare night of 2 Emergency Rooms, 1 Urgent Care, and 1 Earthquake! We have been blessed by your prayers and concern and would request that you continue to pray for us during the next few days. Brooks’ is still a pretty sick little dude, but his O2 saturation is much improved from last night and overall it looks like he’s turning the corner. He is on a “full meal deal” of steroids, breathing treatments, and antibiotics here at Casa de Murray. We have so much to be grateful for tonight!

Here are a few pictures of sweet Brooksy during the last 24 hours +Prayer Requests Following


Finally Getting Some Shut-Eye


Sleeping Through a Breathing Treatment


Caged yet Cuddly


Brooks Unplugged Plugged In and Recharged!


Peace Out Peds Unit, Hello Home!

Here are some specific requests that you could be praying for:
*For Brooks’ lungs to open up and to allow air in with ease
*For his side-effects from the meds to be small
*For a GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP for the whole fam. (I’m operating on about 1 1/2 hours of broken sleep; Brad not much more to brag about)
*For Henry, Clark, and Isaac to remain healthy
*For us to glorify God in our circumstances regardless of the challenges we face.
*For Brad and I to continue to have patience with each other

29 Responses to “Safe and Sound….”

  1. Anonymous
    April 18, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    So glad to hear he is home and has turned a corner! You all are definitely in my prayers. Let me know if there is anyway I can help out! 🙂

    Emily U

  2. Jac Tubre
    April 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    Great News! I knew Brooks would be back home safe and sound before long. I hope you all get some rest tonight. I want to see pictures of him scaling the fireplace tomorrow…ha! Love yall and we will be praying for your requests.

    The Tubres (including Gammy & DeeDee)

  3. Sarah Reaves
    April 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    So glad to hear Brooks is home. The picture of him in the cage is nearly identical to the one I have when Caeleigh was about that age with croup and doped out on steroids, chubby cheeks, and big, round eyes just like her!!!

    Misses!
    Sarah Jane

  4. Elise
    April 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    I am so happy to hear that Brooks is home. We will be continuing to pray for Broooks and your family.

    You are certainly in our thoughts.

    Sending hugs all the way from Australia.

  5. Barbara Manatee
    April 18, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I just checked in and read all the news since last night. I hope Brooks continues to improve and you all get some rest and stay healthy. You will certainly be in my thoughts through this. Take care!

  6. Ashhog
    April 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    I’m so glad he’s back home! Still praying for the little guy and for you two to get some rest!

  7. Joy
    April 18, 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    I was just catching up on blog posts from the last few days and was so worried about your little Brooks! I’m SO glad to hear that he is home and will continue to pray for a swift and complete recovery as well as protection for the entire Murray crew! We’re thinking of you and praying for all of you!

  8. Anonymous
    April 18, 2008 at 11:59 pm #

    What GREAT news to hear that Brooks is home. Praying for ALL of you to sleep good tonight, Brooks to get better quick and his brothers to NOT get sick! Oh, and that the parents remain patient with each other! 🙂

  9. Moni Graf
    April 19, 2008 at 5:12 am #

    GREAT news that Brooks is getting better. That respiratory crud can get pretty nasty. Here’s to the rest of the crew staying healthy AND sane! Try to get as much rest as possible so ma and pa stay healthy, too. Keep truckin’ on Murray crew…the Graf crew are praying for you all and wishing you all the best.
    Love,
    Moni

  10. Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba)
    April 19, 2008 at 8:31 am #

    Yay for home! I hope Brooks continues to improve and that no one else gets this nasty bug.

    I’ll be praying.

  11. Rachael
    April 19, 2008 at 9:47 am #

    i am happy to hear that brooks is home and will continue to keep him (his brothers and you as well) in my prayers.

  12. Patty
    April 19, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I am glad that you are all at home. I hope you got lots of sleep last night, and am praying for continued strength for you all.

  13. lynne uk
    April 19, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    I’m so sory to hear about Brooks. I hope he is feeling better and everyone else is well.

  14. Jamie
    April 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    Hi My Name is Jamie and I really enjoy your blog. Been reading now for about a year.

    I’ve been in the same boat with my little one around the same age. Nothing like seeing the O2 saturation level stay above 95..I hope he gets better soon. Prepare yourself for a 1 year old on steriods/speed….We have several funny stories about our little one when he is on steriods.

    I will keep your family in our prayers.

  15. Tony & Jaimie
    April 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    welcome home Brooks! We love you and will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

  16. Casey's trio
    April 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    Big hugs to you all. I’m so glad to read that Brooks is home. Your family will be in my prayers!

  17. Harris Boys
    April 19, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

    SO glad to see that Brooks is home. I can’t imagine how worried you were about him. Hope he turns the corner fast and is back to his normal self asap. I pray you and your husband get some sleep tonight. Take care!

  18. debi9kids
    April 19, 2008 at 8:26 pm #

    Very happy to hear that Brooks is home.
    I have been praying for him and will still continue to keep him on my prayer list on my blog.
    The pictures are just so precious & heartbreaking at the same time.
    Debi
    ps I don’t think there is any worry that you won’t glorify God. From what I can tell, you seem to remember Him in every aspect of your lifes and it is refreshing to see & witness.

  19. Cadi + 4
    April 19, 2008 at 11:58 pm #

    So glad he’s home and hope he continues to do well. It is so sad to see babies in the hospital.

    Cadi

  20. susan
    April 20, 2008 at 4:20 am #

    wishing your Brooks a speedy recovery and everyone else (including him) some rest…you are in my thoughts… 🙂

  21. Goerlich Quadruplets
    April 20, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    brad & jen – my prayers are with you right now. thank you for sharing and letting me know how we can pray. god has you and brooks in his arms. -mari

  22. Goerlich Quadruplets
    April 20, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    brad & jen – my prayers are with you right now. thank you for sharing and letting me know how we can pray. god has you and brooks in his arms. -mari

  23. Quad Squad!
    April 20, 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    Brooks and the whole fam are in our prayers! God bless you all!

  24. Williams' bunch
    April 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    So glad Brooks is home…we will continue to pray for y’all.

  25. Gallagators
    April 20, 2008 at 6:34 pm #

    So glad he is home. Praying for his full recovery, and for you both.

  26. Kiki
    April 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    I’ll be praying for your family. Breathing issues are scary.

  27. Anonymous
    April 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    So very glad to hear that Brooks is back home!!!!!! I’m praying for him and all of you!!!!

    Mommy of five

  28. Anonymous
    April 21, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    Hi there – – Glad to hear your little guy is bouncing back from his terrible ordeal. Hope you can all get the rest you need now! Praying everyone else stays healthy as well…take care! Love ya! – – Aunt Dar Dar

  29. Rachel
    April 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    So glad to here that your little man is back home – still praying for continued recovery and rest for your whole family.

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