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Hospital Thanksgiving

Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner at the hospital. A couple days ago, Jack caught a virus that went straight to his lungs and sent us to the hospital on his 3rd birthday. So here we are at CHLA for Thanksgiving, the same hospital (and same floor) where Jack was discharged from a 6 month stay in the NICU a couple years ago, while our girls are staying with family. It’s all strangely familiar.

This isn’t what we had in mind for Thanksgiving this year, but in the purposes of God we’ve been gifted the reminder of our dependency on him, and boy are we aware of it. At 3 years old, Jack is old enough to absorb everything, but not old enough to understand what’s happening and why. It’s been a rough stay.

The good news is that he’s responding well to treatment, but progress is slow so we’ll be calling CHLA home for the next several days.


“Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” — Ps 54:4


Hospital Turkey

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cordon3fold
Dec 03, 2021

You both have become experts in caring for Jack. I will pray that he gets a full recover for GOD'S GLORY! ☝🏼🙌

Beautiful picture, thank you for the update. 👍

My love to all of you.

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hannahldelacruz
Dec 02, 2021

Praying. Baby Jack you're such an incredible testimony of God's faithfulness. Thankful for CHLA.


John and Lisa you never cease to encourage and inspire my family and I through your steadfast love and utter trust and dependance. You are a tremendous blessing.


It's bittersweet to read a new post; I'm glad to have an update on dear little Jack but at the same time am lifting him up in prayer for healing.


I hope the girls are doing well, looking forward to another update!

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cordon3fold
Nov 29, 2021

Dear Lisa please can you give us an update about Jack?

How is he doing?

How are you and John doing?

I know it is hard work between hospital and home with the girls and John.

Of course, God is Wonderful and will help you with all. He is with you, holding your hands.


Trials are good, make us stronger, wise and walk us closer to our LORD ☝🏼🙏❤️

Blessings to all!


T

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John Martin
John Martin
Dec 03, 2021
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Jack is home!

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lilredrobinhood0828
Nov 28, 2021

Sending love and prayers for Jack to get well quickly and for you all to be able to take him home. I'm sorry that you all had to stay at the hospital for Thanksgiving and hope you can take him home soon and maybe have a belated Thanksgiving all together. :) Hugs and love from cousin Robin

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lilredrobinhood0828
Nov 28, 2021
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Oh wow you can see these quick! Extra hugs! 🤗

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cjason329
Nov 27, 2021

We pray, asking God to strengthen Jack's lungs and to give strength to both of you as you navigate parenting and hospitals. Dinner looks good! Praise God for all those who work to prepare a wonderful turkey dinner for those at the hospital.

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