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We've been anticipating this study for months now. If his lungs test well it would mean that he'd be free of supplemental oxygen...

One Year

Time has a funny way of sliding around in a crisis. It moves slowly and quickly all at once.  It’s been one year since our Jack was born....

Jack Is Home!

It's with great joy and thankfulness that we announce Jack has made the transition home after 182 days in the NICU. Six months, two...

180 Days

UPDATE: The surgery went well and Jack did great! Thank you for praying! The surgeons were able to extubate in the O.R. with no issues....

Little Big Sisters

Not long after Jack was born our oldest daughter, Ella (5), started playing a game where she would create a little enclosed area for one...

Eyes And Lungs

Jack loves to be held and sung to, and he actually has favorite songs. We can tell by how a particular tune affects his vitals. This one...

Two Steps Back

So much has happened since our last update. We've felt the highs of wonderful progress and the lows of discouraging set backs. All coming...

Turning a Corner

"Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;...

Gracious Answers

It's been two weeks since Jack’s team identified early stage Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). After a week of antibiotics, about 2 weeks...

NICU Life

We are so thankful for Loma Linda Children's Hospital and the care that Jack is receiving. Without question he could not be in a better...

Halfway to Term

Yesterday marked 8 weeks since Jack was born 16 weeks too early. We're halfway to his due date. This last week Jack started off strong,...

Seven Weeks

2 Samuel 22:5, 31 - The waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me. . . . This God — his way is perfect....

Extubation

Baby Jack was extubated at 12:18PM today; the third attempt in five weeks. After the tube was removed, a mask was secured to his tiny...

Loma Linda Christmas

"No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make his blessings flow, far as the curse is found." Merry...

One Month; 10,000 Reasons

It’s been one month and our hearts are full. This has been the deepest, most difficult valley we’ve walked. Every day is a challenge to...

Praying for Breath

Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Dear Friends, we are so grateful for your labor in...

The Ache of Reality

Ache has become a companion of sorts. It is not new to me as I’m sure it is not new to you either. I walked through a dark valley of ache...

Heart Surgery Update

UPDATE 3:00PM 12/07/18 It’s a good day. Jack is holding his own. The doctors are very encouraged by how strong he is and have mentioned...

The Hole in Jack's Heart

The first lesson we've learned in the Tiny Baby Unit is that things can change from relatively stable to life-threatening overnight. We...

He Needs A Name

We've had a list of potential names hanging in our kitchen for a few months along with the most recent sonogram of "Baby Brother," as...

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