Friday, July 20, 2012

Flashback Friday - Too Small, Too Early

Jack, a couple days old 
Today I read some very sad news about a precious boy who passed away during the night in the NICU. He made it a few days, but could not continue the fight. There is no rhyme or reason why some make it and some don't. He was just born too small, too early. My heart breaks for the family. Honestly, days like today I am asking God a lot of the "why?" questions...
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10 comments:

catchupdaphne.com said...

This photo is just breathtaking. My 27-weeker was huge in comparison. How far Jack has come. And I agree, I ask a lot of why questions, a lot of times.

Brandi said...

No matter how many times I see pictures of sweet Jack only a few days old, they still take my breath away. Praying for all the preemies born too early, what precious souls they are.

Aidan and Evanna said...

I don't remember how many times I asked God the same question....

Twice Blessed Mommy said...

We had twins beorn at 27 weeks. Our son spent 86 days in the hospital, before we celebrated a wonderful homecoming. We were blessed to spend 25 days with our daughter before she had her homecoming in Heaven. So hard to understand how two babies born at the same time from the same mommy could have such different outcomes.

God Bless!

Erin

Kristin D said...

Dear Jessi,
I read your blog everyday. I'm not the mom of a preemie, or even a mom. You are a friend of a friend on FB and I stumbled on your inspirational and wonderful story through a random comment and have followed for some time now. I cheer for Jack and pray for you all on a regular basis. I am a hospital pharmacist and your story inspires me to be a better patient advocate and remember that all patients are their parents are fighting a fight that we may not see or understand. Since reading Jack's story (which took me a week from the first post to current!) I have been beefing up on my neonatal and "mommy" pharmaceutical information and looking into what our hospital has in place as far as plans for OUR patients. We are very rural and have to fly our patients to a larger hospital when in crisis or need a NICU. You are an inspiration to me and I just needed you to know that. I "check on" Jack everyday to see how he is progressing and I love your photographs. He is such a champion! I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend last night. Please know you are being lifted up in prayer.

Jessi said...

Kristin,

Thank you so much for reading and for your wonderful comment! It seriously made my day to read this!!

Jessi said...

Erin,

Thanks for sharing your story! I can't imagine the questions that you have had to work through with the loss of a twin.

Wendi said...

Thanks for the inspiration you always provide! Our little man was born at 24 weeks in May 2011...he is almost 14 months actual, 10 months adjusted. Though there are still many unknowns ahead for us....it is nice to be able to follow Jack and your families story...which provides much hope and inspiration! Thanks so much!!

Jessi said...

Oh thank you, Wendi! I loved reading your comment!

Ashley said...

You know I've never really questioned why my son was spared while others died. The day you wrote this was the day we found out our son had a grade 4 brain bleed and were told we should pull his life support. We spent the night, next morning and most of the next week in continual prayer(we haven't really stopped though). I realized that when God decided he should live that night that he had a purpose and haven't questioned it since. God is going to do something great with him!