Jack recovering from surgery in ICU

Jack arrived at SickKids at 6am today and was quite happy to play his DS the entire time leading up to surgery.  The surgeons even let him fall asleep with his DS still in hand!  I am so proud of what a brave boy he is.  He had no anxiety and thought the OR room was really interesting with so many computers in it.

His first brain surgery is now complete and he is recovering in the SickKids ICU.  The surgery went as planned and the surgeons are happy with his progress so far.

The next couple of days will be very difficult, as Jack will undergo lots of testing and evaluation to better understand his seizures.   If all goes as planned, Jack’s next surgery could be as soon as this Friday.  This surgery would involve the resection (removal) of part of his left frontal lobe.

Thank you so much for all of your kind thoughts, cards, and prayers.  It is incredible throughout this journey how loved and supported we feel.  Each note, prayer and email feels like a big hug.  THANK YOU!


17 Responses to “Jack recovering from surgery in ICU”

  1. Rose says:

    Hey Jodi, I checked the blog as soon as I came home today. Thanks for keeping us posted!I’m so glad to hear that all went according to plan. I hope tonight is restful for Jack and for you. You are doing so well–glad we could spend some time together today. Lauren is sending a huge hug to Jack. She says “dont worry– you will be better very fast”! Take care of yourselves and I’ll talk to you soon.


  2. Hi Jack! I’m not sure if you remember me! I took some pictures of you for Todays Parent Magazine two summers ago! I just heard you had surgery today and that you were very courageous! Me and my husband Geoff will be praying for you this week. I look forward to taking some more picture with you sometime! and hopefully having some of your yummy lemonade! Lots of love to you! – Nikki

  3. Lauren Unger says:

    We’re praying for you and Jack, Jodi! And sending lots of love your way!

  4. Auntie Elfrieda says:

    Hi Jodi!
    It’s wonderful to hear that Jack went into the surgery so peacefully — what a blessing. It’s just what we prayed for. It’s also wonderful that the surgeons feel it’s been successful so far.
    We had our ‘Christmas’ Bergmann gathering yesterday and together prayed for Jack and your family. God hears and God answers. We’ll keep right on praying, especially for the difficult days ahead. Love, Uncle John, Auntie Elfrieda and family

  5. Rev. Mike says:

    Hi Jack, you have been incredibly brave – well done.
    Hi Jodi, Dave and Christopher – praise God that things have gone well. I will continue to remember you all in prayer.

    Yours in Christ,

    Rev. Mike

  6. Shawna and Family says:

    We are thinking of you! So glad all went well today. Thanks for keeping us updated on your blog. You are in our thoughts and prayers especially over the next few days.
    xoxox Shawna, Brent, Deacon and Madelyn

  7. Jen Di Fronzo says:

    Hi Jack!!
    I am thrilled you are on your way down the road of recovery!! You are a brave little man and I am sending you so many blessed hugs. I think of you daily and hope you hurry back to school where I know you love to be!

    Jodi, Dave & Christopher May god bless each of you and provide you all with the strength you may need. You are heros as well.

    Miss Jennifer

  8. Luke Ivan says:

    Hi Jack, I hope you are feeling better after your surgery. I will be so happy to see you again.
    I heard you are being very brave and I am proud of you for doing all the things that are really hard like needles and for doing something brave.

    I will come and see you when you are ready to have visitors.


  9. The Ivan Family says:

    Dear Jack, we are so thrilled to hear how brave you were on your first day of surgery. I’ll bet that made things so much better for your Mom and Dad. What an incredible boy you are! We should all be able to go through life like you, without complaining when we face tough times, with a constant smile and a calm and trusting personality. Your parents are so very, very lucky to have you! And we feel proud to know you.

    Our thoughts `and prayers are with you and your `Mom, Dad and brother as you go through your surgery. We can’t wait to see you smiling and feeling well again!

    Lots of love,
    Kristi, Darryl, Luke and Paige

  10. Nathalie Pignatiello says:

    Hey Jodi,

    glad to hear that all went well today; the entire office has been thinking of Jack all day and we were all anxious to get some news so thank you for the blog. How’s mommy doing? If there is anything I can do to help you guys let me know. Will continue to pray that all goes well this week.

    Jack, you are a brave little guy and you are my hero…you inspire me to better myself everyday…and your infectious smile reminds me to smile and to not sweat the small stuff.


  11. June says:

    Hi Jack, Jodi, Dave and Christopher,
    Am so pleased to hear that the surgery went well today. Will be thinking of all of you over the next few days and praying that the tests go well.
    Look after yourselves and each other. June

  12. Jodi Munro & Isabella says:

    Hi Jack, we have been thinking about you all day and we are so very happy to hear that things went well for you today. We will continue to pray and send you lots of hugs and kisses and look forward to reading your Mom’s next update.

    Isabella, Jodi & Tullio

  13. Daniel says:

    Hi Jack,

    Wonderful that the surgery went well – we are so proud of you!
    We’ll keep praying for you this week.

    Lots of Love,

    Daniel & Sunny

  14. Nita says:

    Hey Jack,

    Have been thinking of you all day yesterday and praying for you too. You are a brave and special child of God.

    A big hug from my whole family to you and your Mom

    Lots of love,

    Sunil, Nita, Deborah & Hannah

  15. Ana says:

    Hi Jack!

    You are such a trooper! So glad to hear the surgery went well and want to let you know that God is with you every step of the way!

    Lots of love with hugs!


  16. Irene Burton says:

    Hi Jack, Jodi, Dave and Christopher!

    We are rejoicing with you after Jack’s first surgery. We are trusting the Lord with Jack’s future and we know that HE will be faithful. Still thinking of each of you and remembering your family and Jack’s team in prayer. Thank you for keeping us posted.

    Jack we are really proud of you!

    Prayers and Blessings,

    Irene, Keith, Lucas and Leah Burton

  17. Andrew Carpenter says:

    Prayers from the West. May our Lord bring a broad, strong, warm Chinook-wind of HIS healing to little Jack. Love, Andrew and Deborah Carpenter, Penhold, Alberta

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