Read Part 1 here.
Yesterday I talked about the day Jack was born and his sudden sickness. Only by the grace of God, we made it through the night. Tommy made a couple of trips down to the NICU to take milk I was pumping down to the fridge. He would tell me that he saw Jack, gave him a kiss, and told him he loved him. It was comforting. Every day Jack made improvements, and by Saturday, the neonatologists declared that he had turned the corner– they could say with certainty that he was going to be ok. We were so thankful! Jack stayed in the NICU for 8 days and was then discharged. It was a challenging journey- every part of it- but he was healed and is a healthy, thriving toddler now. I understand there are parents who have very sick little babies in the NICU for a long, long time, and I am by no means saying our journey is like that. I know that 8 days would be amazing to some families. I am not trying to compare us to them but am just sharing our journey. We were shocked that our full-term baby was so critically ill, so we had never expected this. I guess no one really does. I now have a heart for those mama and daddys who watch their little ones growing and healing for months in the care of the NICU staff, and I have great respect for what they go through. At some point in the future I may go into more detail in Jack’s story. We know that we are called to never forget that he was healed. God didn’t have to heal him, but He did and we are so thankful. Thank you for walking with me as I remember and share our story.