This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Saturday, April 23, 2011

When It Rains It Pours

There is definitely not a dull moment in our household and I continue to remind myself that God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish He didn't trust me so much.

So, to make a long story short (and get caught up on my blog)....Jamie was taken to the hospital via ambulance (I called 911) the evening before March for Babies.  He was having severe chest and arm pains and when the paramedics arrived and did a EKG it showed he was having a heart attack.  After being admitted to the hospital that night and poked and prodded for the next four days we finally got some answers.  His heart was perfect (no heart attack or blood clot) but he did have a very serious case of myocarditis (infection around his heart caused by strep.)  The doctors told us they weren't sure which way this was going to turn out (live or die.)

Thankfully he has been home for two weeks now recovering and will head back to work on Monday.....with a clean bill of health.

God is good!!!!!!

Anyhow, as mentioned, Jamie didn't have the best timing:).....nor did the weather.  I managed to squeeze a few hours of sleep in before heading downtown the next morning to honor my little man in March for Babies 2011.  Despite the lack of sleep and the freezing cold rain.....Team John was another huge success.

I am always taken back by the generosity and loyalty of my friends and family.  To see them all standing in the rain, wearing their "Team John" shirts and supporting us, is truly humbling.  I'd be lost without them and feel blessed to have each and every one of them in my life.

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Anonymous said...

Wow Jill! I am SO glad Jamie is okay, how scary!!! I would love to walk with you guys next year, just let me know when it is and how to sign up and we will try to be there :)

M2Amos said...

Wow!! Jill, you've been though so much lately! Glad to hear Jamie is ok. I'll still be praying for you guys! :)