Jack recovering in ICU

Thursday, 7:30am

Jack had a relatively restful night and is still in the Critical Care Unit.  Overnight he started breathing on his own again, which is really positive.  The doctors are hopeful that Jack can come back up to his room on 5C  today.  Jack now needs to recover to a point that doctors can proceed with testing the language function in his brain.  We are hopeful that this will happen today or tomorrow.  Once they are able to get this information, we are really hopeful that they will be able to present us with a surgical plan to remove the part of Jack’s brain that is causing the seizures.  The next surgery may be next Monday.

Please continue to pray for Jack, our family, and his medical team.  Specifically, please pray that Jack’s little body continues to be strong throughout this journey.   His strength continues to amaze us.


21 Responses to “Jack recovering in ICU”

  1. The Morneau Family says:

    So glad to hear he had a restful night!


  2. Irene Burton says:

    Great news Jody! Thanks for the update. We are still praying for all of you. We trust you feel the love of Christ through all of us at this time.



  3. Dave Robitaille says:

    Hi Jodi…your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since we traded messages before Christmas. Its good to know that Jack’s in the finest hands at Sick Kids…will keep thinking of you all and wathcing the blog for progess…


  4. The Ivan Family says:

    Thanks for the detailed update Jodi! We’ll be thinking of Jack throughout the day today and praying for his amazing strength to continue!


  5. Rose says:

    Continuing to pray Jodi! So glad to hear there is an upswing. You are amazing Jack!!!!

  6. June says:

    Thanks for the update, Jodi. We are continuing to hold Jack, you, Dave and Christopher in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there – am in awe of your collective strength.

  7. Laura says:

    Stay strong Jack! We’re thinking of you.

    The Bomers Family

  8. The Gales Family says:

    Dear Jodi
    We are so glad to hear that the emergency surgery went well and are hoping that you will be back on 5c soon. Jack is a tough little guy and is getting wonderful care. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Love Lucy x

  9. Shawna and Family says:

    So glad to hear he is breathing on his own.
    Thinking of you xoxo

  10. Ken & Eileen Wade says:

    Just to let you know that our thoughts, hearts and best wishes are coming to you all the way from England too! Jack is a remarkable little boy and our warmest thoughts are with you all at this time.

  11. Daniel says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated Jodi!

    We are so proud of your whole family and especially Jack. I believe it was an unimaginable hard time for you yesterday. We will keep praying for you all and sending much love to Jack.

    Daniel & Sunny

  12. Andrea says:

    Jodi & Jack
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Praise God for His blessings in the emergency surgery yesterday. Daily friends ask me how Jack is doing, and he is remembered in all our prayers.
    I have only known you a short time, and only heard of Jack, but both your determination and strength inspires me.
    You are Loved!

  13. Jenny & Andrew Walton says:

    Jodi – glad to hear he is progressing and holding thumbs that all the langauge mapping goes according to plan. Jack is an amazing child – you are blessed.

    Sending lots of love

  14. Jen Di Fronzo says:


    Keep your energy going, as everyone prays for you. Thinking of you and your family.

    Miss Jennifer

  15. Louise Balaton says:

    Hi Jodi
    Glad to hear that Jack has had a better day. All of us at Shoppers are thinking about him. We wish you and your family well, and are praying for you.

  16. Luke Ivan says:

    Keep being strong Jack

    love Luke

  17. Marc and Sandra Morneau says:

    Jodi, Dave, Christopher and Jack;

    You don’t know how happy we are to have received the good news. Each and every step that you take gets you that much closer to acheiving your goal even if they are small steps. You have many people praying for you and your family as well as your team of fantastic specialists. We will continue to pray for everyone everyday and we are convinced that Jack is in good hands. With the help of God he is right there with you guiding you through your days ahead. We look forward to getting the great news releases on the blog, thanks Jodi! Keep the chin up!
    God Bless!
    Marc and Sandra Morneau

  18. Colin Brennan and family says:

    Colin says HI Jack and he misses you at school! He wants to send you a special picture to make you smile soon so you feel better soon! Look for it!

  19. Fran Bennink says:

    Hi Jodi and Dave –
    You don’t know me, but my husband Dave works at AON in Toronto. My women’s bible study at Compass Point Church has been praying for Jack for 2 weeks, and I have been personally praying for him every day. We have 3 boys, and our youngest just turned 6, so in my mind I have been imagining everything that has been happening to Jack happening to my own son. I have cried most days in prayer for you, and cannot fathom your strength, nor that of your amazing son. Several nights ago, I could hardly sleep, and was awakened early in the morning. I prayed for you all for nearly an hour, and I found out later that it was a very critical time for everyone. I tell you this so you have confidence, hope and encouragement that our great God is directly communicating with lots of people about you and Jack, and I know He is standing there with you. I have had a mental picture in my mind based on one of the prayers said for you last Tuesday morning at our study, that Jesus Christ himself is standing between Jack and the pain, between Jack and infection, between Jack and harm, taking the worst of it upon Himself and only letting what Jack can handle pass through. I continue to pray throughout each day for you, you are doing unbelievably.

  20. christy shake says:

    dear jodi,

    i am still pulling for jack and for all of you. hang in there!


  21. Ken & Eileen Wade says:

    Dear Jack, Jodie Dave & Christopher

    Just to let you know how much we are thinking of you – keep strong for each other.
    Ken & Eileen (Sam & Alice Grandma & Granddad) xxxx

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