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.


  1. I just updated myself on your new baby James. I pray that he may be healed and that you and your family may be reassured by God's love.

  2. Bonnie and Travis, I know you feel like you are on a roller coaster of ups and downs. I just encourage you to be proud in the moments you can be, take pride and enjoy James' successes! I will be praying for you with my womans group at 8:30 tomorrow morning. I will pray for all those things and more. I also want you to know G-tubes and buttons do not have to be forever. I have several success stories of students who have overcome and had them removed. Keep faith, live for miracle moments, and let the holy spirit lead you. ~Molly PS. Eric and I loved James' thank you note!

  3. Praying for you. I think of you all often. I am bringing Taco Soup 2nite. I hope you all like it. Timmy helped me make the cupcakes for you all. Sorry they contain eggs. :( I hope Bennett can find something else to eat. I am on facebook find me my madien name start with ver lori

  4. Sending prayers your way.

    And I like Badly Drawn Boy, too.

  5. James is such a miracle. He is a fighter and has helped me to appreciate the simplest blessings. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff and forget about what is truly important. Thank you, James, for openning my eyes and my heart. Love you!!!!