In just 24 hours my boy will be in surgery. If we can get in, we hope to leave this evening for the Ronald McDonald House near the hospital as we will need to be at the hospital bright and early tomorrow morning and we live 2 hours away, as well as the fact that it sounds like we may be getting some heavy snow tonight. I am praying that there is an open room there.
Please pray that Jacob stays healthy for this surgery. Both Becca and Joe threw up last night and have upset tummies this morning. I will speak to someone at the hospital later this afternoon and let them know that Jacob has been exposed to a bug but I am thinking that they want to get this surgery underway as soon as possible so will probably go ahead anyway. Just pray that he doesn't get this either before or after surgery.
I will be staying in the hospital the whole week with Jacob. Ben will be shuttling back and forth between the McDonald House (if we can get in) and home with the kids. My parents and siblings will be helping out with the kids and animals as much as possible.
I don't have a laptop or phone connected to the internet, though the hospital has a library with internet that I may access towards the end of the week. I will be having either my mom or brother update this blog from time to time though so that you, my prayer warriors, can know what is going on.
I ask for you to pray for Jacob. I ask you to get his name out to as many prayer circles as possible. I ask you to prayer for his siblings and the rest of his family, so that we can be comforted by God's peace. Everything is so unreal right now and a nightmare. Just a few days ago we were preparing for Christmas and now we are preparing to fight for our little boy's life. Please help us in this fight.