He has developed irregular breathing. Oh, how he can pause for far too long!! It's a matter of how long can he continue to breathe so irregular?! Yet, as human eyes see, he's not actively dying. The many MANY prayers which have gone up on High, on our behalf have been answered. So humbling indeed. Just because Jacob isn't classified as actively dying doesn't mean Jacob’s a healthy boy. Yet, God has spared him to this very second. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Just as I stand in amazement at God’s compassion for Jacob, I also see His compassion to Paul and me. We've had low times - brutally low times, yet, we've been upheld also to this very second.
Jacob has also developed periodic mild swelling in his feet and face. Unfortunately, there was no answer for this. Hopefully this doesn’t develop into a major problem. Jacob continues to be an extremely difficult one to figure out.
As we look into the future, we are extremely uncertain what life will bring our way. Jacob may plateau at this point. If that is the case, the cares and demands may be greater. He may continue to regress, and the needs will escalate from here. Time will only tell!
Many tough decisions have been made, and now we also pray that we will have peace with those decisions also. We’re so thankful for a great team walking this journey with us. Their input is invaluable!
We thank you all for the many words of encouragement, but above all for your prayers. He hears the needy when they cry.
|Opa Boesterd last night with Jacob. (Jacob's great grandfather)|