When my fourth child was born, all seemed perfect. We were adjusting well, and everyone loved him. When he was 9 days old one thing led to another, and we were in the hospital learning that the CT scan showed that he had a blood clot in his brain that was 1/4 the size of his brain, and would require brain surgery.
My little baby Jack’s brain surgery changed my life. I learned a couple amazing lessons as we struggled through the 8 days in the hospital, and the months of doctors appointments, physical therapy, and specialists check ups.
Through the miracles that kept occurring during this entire process, I couldn’t deny any of them. I learned the importance of service, and letting people serve us when we really do need that in our lives. I learned that having hard experiences allows us to better understand each other. Our experiences help us to connect and to love each other more deeply.
Here is some pictures of our little Jack while he was in the hospital. He is now a thriving, crazy, silly 7.5 year old how is doing wonderfully. You’d never know he’d been through brain surgery.
This is little Jack post surgery. He was so full of fluids and it was a hard way to see him.
Jack & I playing on the tire swing together. Most people that meet him are shocked to learn that he’s had a blood clot/stroke and required brain surgery. We are so lucky he’s doing so so well in life. He is our miracle.