Sunday, September 30, 2007

September 30th

Tomorrow is a new month. It is nice to have a new beginning with Jack and renew our outlook. He is currently in "protective isolation." Normally when babies get sick their white blood cell count goes down instead of going up like it would in an adult to fight off infection. Jack's white count is down which eludes to infection somewhere. They are testing cultures of blood and thus far nothing has grown. Over the past few days he has really gotten swollen and has been having a hard time. His urine output has increased throughout the day so we are feeling positive about that. Most of what we hear is simply to wait and see how he responds to the new treatment he is receiving. The doctors are trying new combinations of drugs that he has had previously along with others that are working more specifically on the kidneys that don't have as big of an affect the rest of his body. It was so nice to go to church today and feel the love and support of so many of our friends. We have such a great ward family and are so thankful for them for all they have done for us. For all those who have been so great, know that your prayers are received here in room 2309. We feel of your love and know that we all wished we could do more. Please know that what you are doing is not in vain, keep it up. We join our prayers with the chaplain who stopped by the other day and prayed that he would grow up to be a little boy who chases the frogs and plays on the computer. We know he will.

14 comments:

The Sargent Family said...

You are both such good examples. Jack is such a lucky kid to be born to such wonderful parents. Hang in there!

mummy said...

Thankyou so much for keeping us up to date about Jack. All of us here on L and D are always wondering and praying for your little family. The blog really helps us know how you are doing so thanks very much. We miss you
P.S. this comment is really not from "mummy", its just the way it turns out on the google account.

Cameron said...

I think Jack needs to spend a little time with me and Nate. We could teach him a thing or two about taking care of business while asleep. Let me know if he needs a tutor, we're always on call. We love him and are praying for him. Love you guys.

Rachelle said...

Not a day goes by that I don't think about Jack and Sarah and Darren. As with everyone, I am so glad for the blog updates. Know that the prayers and still coming and my thoughts are always with you. Stay Strong.

Roger said...

there maybe a day when you hope his wet diapers are not so frequent, however, until then we pray for a continued increase in the release of his fluids. Sir Jack will be known for Mr October -- this is his month and he will join the Sox for a sweet October victory!!! Plus, he needs to be home for his monther's b-bay and show off his chest for the tricker' treaters.

Deeann said...

We continue to pray for little Jack and for his strong parents. I hope he can grow stronger each day.
Dee

kcf said...

After viewing your blog and catching up since last Thursday, Jack may be giving you and the doctors trouble, but he is still the sweetest little guy. You guys are doing excptionally well! We love you and think of you every day, many many times a day. We are praying for you. Love, Kel and Mark

wright family said...

We hope so much that things start to get easier for Mr. Jack. We continue to keep you all in our prayers. Here's to hoping October brings nothing but good things!
Love, The Wrights

joel and laura michelle said...

we love the nelson family!!! you have been our thoughts and prayers and we can't wait for a dudley family reunion so we can meet your little man. love you all!

Kristin Nelson said...

You guys are such great parents. I am sure that little Jack knows he has been born to awesome parents. We wish you all the best and as always we are thinking of you all often and keeping you in our prayers.
Love, Zach and Kristin

Tenley, Robbie and Brooks said...

You both amaze me each day. What incredible faith and strength. You are examples to so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are still with you everyday.

The Waldron Family said...

Hang in there! You guys are so strong you are wonderful examples for the rest of us who get down on the "little things". I think about you daily and am praying for you and little Jack. WE love you.
Kristine Waldron

The Houses said...

Thank you so much for coming to our little pioneer program last week. I hope you didn't feel obligated, just wanted. It was nice to look over at you Sarah and feel like you could read my mind. It was really nice to see you and really, really nice of you to come.

Most of us get to ease into parenting, we don't have many big challenges right away. You guys got thrown right in and seem to be thriving. I can see and feel your love for little Jack and know you were carefully chosen to be his parents.

We will keep praying for you all and stay updated.

Cameron said...

Darren, Sarah and Jack.

We love you guys so much. Jack couldn't ask for better parents. We think about your little guy constantly and are continually praying for him. Love, cam and sarah