October 26, 2010
A Minor Incident
Do you know this song? It's A Minor Incident by Badly Drawn Boy. He wrote it for the movie About a Boy, which is based on the book by Nick Hornby.
The song is used as a suicide note written by a mother to her son, but for Hornby, whose son is severely autistic, it meant something else. He wrote once how the line "There's nothing you could never do to ever let me down" struck him and made him think of his relationship with his son. Hornby's son has a lot of things he'll never do, but none of them let down the author. In fact, Hornby (if I remember this correctly) is even more proud of his son for the things his son can do.
It's kinda like swallowing. I never knew that I would be bursting with pride when my son had one day where 100% of his food came from a bottle. And I never would have fathomed how disappointing, devastating, depressing it can be when my son would go back to his inconsistent feedings because of those two damned words, brain damage.
James will have surgery at 8:30am on Wednesday. A feeding tube will be put into his stomach, so he'll have a little tail in front for about 6 weeks. They will then remove the tube and put a "button" in its place.
Please pray for the anaesthesiologist, the surgeon, nurses, and James. Please pray for safety, swift and complete healing, no infections, little to no leaking, and continued, consistent success for James' bottle feeding.
Please also pray for healing to his brain.