Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prayers to you, sweet Jacob


May God be with you and your family through all the new things that are being introduced in your life.
I love you and am thinking of you all the time.

Thank you Sandy for the scripture you shared - it is so appropriate.

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." Psalm 50:15

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Please Pray for Jacob

This is an email from Jacob's Mom to me. Everyone, please continue to pray.

We visited the pediatric surgeon today and all agreed that having the VNS implant is the best option for Jacob right now. He had been seizure free for multiple weeks but they have started again. We have also discovered that his sudden outbursts of laughter for no apparent reason may also be seizures. As crazy as that sounds, there is such a thing as "laughing epilepsy" and it looks as though Jacob now also has that rare type of seizure. The little guy couldn't get any more unique!
We set up the outpatient surgery for Monday Feb 2 at 10am. It is less than two weeks away! We were surprised to get in so quickly but are happy that we are having it done before his seizures worsen any more.
The neurologist is hoping that after a few months on the VNS Therapy, he will be able to wean him off of some of his meds. We are all praying for the VNS to be an answer to seizure control.
Please say some prayers for little Jacob on Monday, Feb 2 as he will never understand what is going on and may be a little scared. He will recover for a few days at home and then he should be good as new. I will keep everyone updated through the blog.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Update and new Article

Jacob's Mom informed me that Jacob is doing much better! Thank you, Lord for protecting him!

Also, this is a link that describes his disorder. It was published in a parenting magazine.

Click here to view article

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year, Jacob!

I know that God has a plan for you, and that this year will be filled with joy. I pray that He keeps you safe in his arms and guides your family through the whole year.