WARNING: the family want to share photos of their baby Jonah fighting for his life right now, but also are sensitive to the fact that some people may not be up to viewing his medical process photos. Others will find these photos a wonderment as they see the extremes that medical personnel are employing on behalf of this tiny little boy. Therefore, I have placed the medical photos as a link [med photo]- if you want to see for yourself. You decide. In any case, I will at least post his pre-surg photo to spur on your prayers <3.
Here is what Jonah’s parents said about the photos:
If you would be willing, we’d like to share more of our burden with you. If you are willing and able, we’d like to e-mail a picture ofÂ JonahÂ to you, we believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. We do not wish to offend or disturb any one of you. We are merely seeking to share our heavy burden and believe if you were able to see our little baby, you might be able to even better pray for us. The picture may be disturbing, so if you are willing and able to see it, just click on the link [med photo]. Thank you again so very very much.
Two pictures are ofÂ JonahÂ before he went for his first surgery (Mon. 1/3).Â The other two are of him [med photo]Â 1 day after his first surgery (Wed. 1/5) AND [med photo] The next day (Thurs. 1/6) he was taken into surgery again to open up his vein to open up a blockage that was preventing him from fully draining the fluids from his body.Â Even more lines and tubes and meds were placed at that time. (no pics of that).
Please pray that he would continue drain the fluids so that the doctors will be able to close his chest.Â The original plan was to close it on Monday, but he had an episode on (Fri 1/7) – he was moved in order to take a CAT scan because his eyes were dilated and they were concerned about possible swelling on the brain.Â When they brought him back to his room, his blood pressure dropped and his heartbeat was erratic.Â So they had to give him fluids and more meds to get him stable again.Â So that put off the surgery for at least one more day.Â He has begun a round of antibiotics, because the longer his chest is open the greater his risk of infection.Â So again please pray that they would be able to get the fluids out and the swelling down enough that they would be able to close his chest.
Thanks again for all of your love and prayers, Marty & Val
Additionally, here is a photo of Jonah’s Big sister with him. Let’s keep her in our prayers as well. God is at work in a mighty way in this tiny little one. Remember, YOU can leave comments to encourage them.