Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Information

I know many of you are checking the blog for here's some more information for you all!

Jacob is doing well on the ventilator. He is on minimal settings and doing all the breathing on his own, the vent just provides the oxygen and some extra pressure. His right lung is looking better and better (to us) but we are still not sure just how much "quality" of lung he has on that side. It is definately way more than they ever thought he had. Which is a miracle, undoubtedly! He is almost done with his antibiotics and the infections are gone. Thank goodness. Jacob is still having feeding issues and spitting up whenever he is moved. This poses a problem because when he spits up, it increases the chances of him aspirating. The doctors seem to think that Jacob aspirated after coming off the vent the first time, which caused him to get pneumonia. So, they want to get our feeding issues resolved before coming off the vent again, so we won't have those problems again.

We definately appreciate all the prayers for us and Jacob. Please hang in there with us...Jacob is making progress! Here's some specific things to pray for:

1) Continue to pray that the next time we come off the vent (hopefully soon), that Jacob will do amazing and not have to go back on!

2) Pray that our feeding issues will be resolved soon, that Jacob's body will tolerate his feedings, and that he can begin to get all of his nutrition from milk.

3) We would love to see more and more right lung growing and getting stronger. God has already given us more than we ever thought we had, but we humbly ask for more.

We tell Jacob every day that he is a miracle, and that he is only here because of all the prayers being lifted up for him daily! Thank you for making our Miracle possible. God is so good!


  1. Jeff, Julie and Jacob,
    We continue in prayer for you. We pray that God will continue to give you all strength and peace.
    John and Melinda Knott

  2. THank you for the updates. I will continue to pray for him.

  3. Praying daily for your little guy!

  4. Just wanted to let you guys know that you are always in our prayers!!!

  5. I can not believe how big Jacob looks in all the pictures! We continue to pray for all three of you and the progress to continue!

  6. Jeff, Julie & Jacob,
    We will certainly continue to pray for Jacob's complete healing...that next time the vent comes out it will not have to be reinserted because he is breathing so well and that his feeding issues resolve soon. You are on our hearts and in our prayers! He is beautiful and getting to witness the miracle God is performing in your lives right now is absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for being so willing to share!
    In Him,
    Jessica Cook