A friend of mine has a son in the hospital fighting for his life. He is 17 months old, the same age as Jax. Doctors aren't 100% certain what is wrong with him. If you're a praying person, please pray for Silas. Jen and Jon lost a 15 month old son in 2009 to what they now believe, is the same thing Silas is fighting against.
For updates on Silas, please visit his Caring Bridge website.
My dear friend Palak has a daughter about the same age as Maryam named Reva. Reva is in "intestinal failure". Reva is home being fed through a TPN, a form of IV feeding. Palak is one of the best people I know and she's handling this situation as bravely as any mother can. Reva is a strong, well adjusted little girl who is amazing. If you're a praying person, please pray for Reva. Reva was a 33 week preemie, just like Jax. She's been fighting GI problems her whole life. Please say a prayer that God can heal her GI system.
For updates on Reva, please visit Palak's blog.