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Conner’s Story

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On May 19, 2006 my life changed forever. My husband Kris had a motor vehicle accident that killed him and my 6 year old son Adam. Conner was one at the time, and suffered a spinal cord injury at C1, 2 and 3. The doctors told me the night of the accident to prepare myself because Conner would never survive through the night. We had thousands of people praying for Conner that night and for God to do a miracle in him! I have never prayed so hard before in my life for something. I just begged God to let Conner live. I needed him. I was 29 years old and just lost everything that was precious to me! I had no idea how I was ever going to survive this tragedy. That is the thing though, without God you can't survive a tragedy as great as this! Well clearly you can see that Conner survived through the night. The next few weeks were really hard though. The doctors told me that Conner was going to have no quality of life and would be paralyzed from the neck down. He was also in a coma and ended up coming down with spinal meningitis. His outcome did not look good. He was on a ventilator and couldn't breath on his own. The doctors told me that I needed to let Conner go. They even went as far to tell me that they would put him in my lap and let me rock him to sleep (death)! I was mortified!! I told them there was no way I was going to do that, and that God could have taken Conner when the accident happened. It wasn't a survivable accident! God saved him from the wreck for a reason! I told them I was having faith and believing in God to heal Conner! They did not support my decision and told me I was being very selfish and not thinking about Conner's quality of life! I told them that God could take Conner right now if he wanted him. I told them that where there is life, you always choice life! Today I am so thankful that I put my faith and trust in God! Conner is a living miracle, and yes we have had a very hard road to follow and continue to have a huge journey in front of us, but the blessings God has given us along the way, have been absolutely amazing! It has been almost 7 years since the accident happened and Conner is making great strides everyday! He is able to breath on his own off the vent for over an hour right now. Which if he can breath an hour on his own, he will continue to get stronger and be able to come off the ventilator one day!! We just have to keep praying and believing! He has all feeling and sensation throughout his body! He can use his arms to roll over from his side to his back! He gets stronger and stronger everyday! God also brought love back into my life again, and I remarried 2 years ago! He is a great man of God and is a great daddy to Conner! God has blessed our lives more than I could ever imagine or deserve! We do still have hard days and struggles, but God is always faithful to take care of our every single need! We are believing that God will completely heal Conner one day and he will be a walking testimony for God! I pray that God uses him and his testimony for his GLORY and KINGDOM!!! We appreciate all the prayers you lift up to God on behalf of Conner! We ask that you continue to pray and believe with us that God is going to completely heal Conner! We serve and AWESOME and AMAZING God!!!

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Sonya

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Update on Conner man! He did great all day yesterday and through the night! He finally stopped urinating blood late last night. We are praising God because it isn't his kidney's. The kidney doctor wanted to make sure yesterday that it wasn't his kidneys and ran a bunch of test to make sure. They all came back that it was not the kidneys! Of course we are still going home with no answers. Everyone of our specialist and the ICU doctors said it doesn't make any sense. The kidney doctor thinks it is all stressed related from procedures he has done. He said he can't understand why it is coming out in the bladder, but can't figure out anything else. They are mailing me all of his medical records and I am going to go through them like a fine tooth comb and see if there is anything that they are giving him during surgery that could be causing him to have this reaction, since this has happened before after a surgery. Our pediatrician calls him the Enigma and now all of our specialist agree that is the perfect name for him, lol! I don't like going home without answers, but I don't guess there is much we can do, when 10 or more doctors haven't been able to figure it out! We are just thankful he is doing better and we get to get out of this place this afternoon! They are suppose to start the process of discharging us around 2:00! 
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Patricia McClead
By Pat in Lewisville
Thank You Jesus! You have all the answers!
Penny Kunkel
By Penny
The answer is --- GOD IS ON CONNER'S CASE! So glad he will be home where he can complete his recovery and get on with life with no pain!!!

(And good for you, Sonya, getting and going through the records - I will pray that if it is some reaction to a substance, God will give you the Wisdom to figure it out!)
Gini Muncus
By Gini Muncus
I don't post much at all, but I am friends with Carrie Blackaby Webb and Marilynn Blackaby. I have been following and praying for you all these years. Keep your chin up...people are praying. There is not a May that goes by that I don't specifically think of you as well as other mothers I know that have lost loved ones (husband, kids). Jeremiah 29:11-13 is completely evident in yours and Conner's precious lives.