Jack is resting comfortably

Wedneday 8:00am

Jack rested comfortably throughout the night and is still on morphine, so he remains quite sleepy and groggy most of the time.  When he does open his eyes, he continues to be able to talk and move his legs and arms – this is SO exciting and the doctors are very pleased with this too!  Yesterday he developed a post-op fever, but it has now resolved.  We were also told yesterday afternoon by the Infectious Disease team that a growth developed on a patch in Jack’s brain in between Jack’s surgeries.  This is not concerning to Jack’s team, as the patch has now been removed, but will require a longer IV treatment of antibiotics for Jack.

Today’s picture shows Jack and I hanging out in his bed.  His room is so cheery and he has over 100 cards posted around his room!  Thank you again to everyone for your amazing support!

Jack is awake now and has just requested that I put on the TV, so I must run!

Please keep praying for Jack to recover without a lot of pain and that he will soon be strong enough to start rehabilitation.


22 Responses to “Jack is resting comfortably”

  1. Marc and Sandra Morneau says:

    Dave, Jodi, Jack and Christopher;

    Wow this is fantastic news, he is doing amazing! Keep up the great progress. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you while the journey continues in the right direction.
    Keep the chin up and keep smiling!

    Marc and Sandra Morneau

  2. Rev. Mike says:

    Hi Jack, you just keep on surprising us with how brave and special you are – must be because you’ve got special parents and wee brother. You are such a blessing to us all, and we thank God for you – have you had your ice-cream yet? 🙂 Don’t forget to ask for chocolate! 🙂

    Yours in Christ,

    Rev. Mike

  3. June says:

    Keep up the good work, Jack. Please know that so many people are cheering for you and your family, that you can’t do anything but improve daily!
    Take care of yourselves and each other. June

  4. Darcy MacDowell says:

    Wonderful news! Jack, you and your family are in our prayers daily, and also you are being prayed for by others in Manitoba.
    Blessings to you, Darcy and Murray.

  5. Aron&Jodie Reppington says:


    You don’t know us but we are friends with your grandpa Kurt and have been praying for you Jack and your family. We are amazed at God’s hand on the situation and your (Jack) tenacity and spirit. We are also amazed at the strength of your parents Jack. We have three kids and our one daughters who is turning 3 wakes up in the morning and wants to read the blog to check up on you Jack. This morning she woke up to tell us she had been praying for Jack this morning. So Jack you are touching and inspiring more peoples lives than you realize. We pray that your recovery continues and that God will use you to touch many more lives. Thanks for touching ours.
    God Bless,
    Aron, Jodie, Owen, Kianna & Ashlyn Reppington

  6. Gwen says:

    Hi Jack,

    This is a friend following your progress in Brazil…it is hot and rainy here. Looks like you like stuff animals! That is so fun. Hope you get better soon.

  7. Julia McDonald says:

    Dear, Dave, Jodi, Jack and entire Family.

    I hope that Dave will remember me from Fidelity. I have been keeping tabs on Jack’s recent surgery, and I wanted to pass on my heartfelt best wishes to you all. Truly an amazing little boy! May God Bless YOU ALL!
    Julia McDonald

  8. Anne McEachnie says:

    Jack You keep on trying to outwit those sparks, and maybe God willing that you
    will be out of the shadow, and compleatly in the Sunlight.
    My Prayers are with you and your family, as you are alittle brother in my spirital family
    I will continue to pray for you .

  9. Daniel says:

    Dear Jack,

    you are the bravest boy we’ve ever seen. God and your amazing Family will give you strengths to recover quickly.

    Many hugs,

    Daniel & Sunny

  10. joan woodrow says:

    Hi Family,

    We are so thankful to read the good reports on Jack’s blog….
    We are praying for you..

    Nelson is cheeriing for you Jack!

    Joan and Cliff Woodrow

  11. Lauren Unger says:

    We’re all so happy to hear that Jack is doing well!

  12. Mrs. Boast and your friends in Grade 2! says:

    Hello Jack!
    We all miss you at school. It is so exciting to read all of your good news and to hear that you are doing well. You are so brave and we are so proud of you!

    Love your friends at school

  13. Wayne says:


    I have been reading the updates daily. It is amazing that you and Jack are looking so good. I have been praying and showing many people Jack’s blog so that they can be inspired by Jack. Best of luck over the upcoming weeks.


  14. Pam Leonard says:

    Hi there Jack – another great day of good news – keep up the good work
    Blessings to Mum and Dad and Christopher we are all praying for you,
    The Knox Knitting Ladies Group were saying some prayers for you this
    morning and I read out your Blog to them – they all send their love to you
    Did I tell you I have a husky dog and his name is ‘Jack” next time I see
    you I will give you a picture of him, I know you would like to cuddle with him
    and he loves little children to play with. Keep smiling Jack lots of love
    and prayers – Auntie Pam

  15. Carmine Naccarato says:

    Hey Jack,

    You are doing awesome. You’re the bravest guy I know!

  16. christy shake says:


    you are incredible.


  17. Diane says:

    Hi Jack & Family,

    You don’t know me but we sent Jack a hockey card to 5C and are big fans of Jack and his annual lemonade stand. I keep up to date with your blog every day and am constantly thinking of you all. I am literally moved to tears of joy reading that Jack is comfortable today, recovering well and talking. Imagine him hugging you with the right arm that could have been affected by the surgeries. I can’t wait to hear that Jack is playing his DS again!

    Warmest thoughts for you all.

    Diane & Kevin, Owen & Rachel (Oakville)

  18. Monika and David Platt says:

    Hi Jodie and family!
    Its a highlight of my day to read your blogs. It is such encouraging news and I continue to pray for peace, strength and healing for all of you. At such a challenging time may you always feel Gods presence. Dave was so brave and spoke so wonderfully at church on Sunday. Thank you for sharing your journey with me!

  19. Cheryl says:

    Sick kids is such a community and I am glad I met you today at Starbucks. We brought our son Declan home today and praying that the time will pass quickly until the day you get to bring Jack home too! Jack is in our prayers as he recovers and forges ahead with all that life has for him!! I’ve marked the next lemonade stand date on our calendar! 🙂

  20. Jen Di Fronzo says:


    These comments are all true and there isn’t anything I have havent said too much of, I admire your courage and bravery.

    Miss Jennifer

  21. debbie campbell says:

    hoping u all the best little guy . praying for u ,. get well real soon stay strong ,. god bless ur little heart . take care from labrador

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