Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J is for Jack's Journey

Jack came into this world with big challenges. But he has beaten the odds again and again.

From breech birth--taken by C-section... to surgery, after surgery, after surgery.

                         This one made his head swell to epic proportions. He was our little alien! (=

After this painful surgery they sewed a string through his tongue and taped it to his cheek to keep him from choking on his tongue. By this time he was an old pro-- having already undergone 4 other surgeries--and there were more to come.

Maybe he won't ever walk...

Well at two and 1/2 years old he showed them otherwise.
Now he walks without a walker--no problem! Jumps on the trampoline and dances!

Maybe he won't ever talk ... well after this surgery he showed us he could.

He uses less sign language now-- and can be a real chatter box.
Now he is testing well enough at school to go into a transitional kidergarten-- he knows his numbers and letters!  He is such a happy boy and we love him so much. I feel honored to be a part of his journey.

What else will Jack do?

I know exactly what he will do. Surprise us. (=


TS Hendrik said...

Aw, he looks like a sweet and happy kiddo. Such a sad start but he sounds determined.

Anonymous said...

What a heartwarming post. Shows that doctors should never say never, even if they attach a "maybe" to it.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

There is no "impossible" but only things that haven't been done yet.

My prayers are with Jack for a wind always at his back to fill his sails when he needs it most.

But he already has the best medicine : your love.

Have a healing day. Roland

Shannon Lawrence said...

What an inspirational success story! I'm betting he has something important to accomplish in this life. What a little fighter.

Tahsha said...

oh, I love Jack, Jack. Such a ray of sunshine!

Kathleen and Stephan Seable said...

That's our sweet Jack! Slow and steady wins the race. Thanks to all who work with him and love him along. Big smooches to Jack and the family!