Jack is being brave!

Friday, 8:00am

This is a picture of Jack taken right before his first surgery on Monday.  I am holding onto this image as he recovers from his two surgeries.

Jack is now back up on the Neurosurgery ward 5C and his recovering from his second surgery.  He still isn’t speaking very much and Jack was pretty uncomfortable yesterday, but started to drink a bit of milk late yesterday afternoon, which is a really positive sign.  Jack’s team had hoped to continue testing on his brain yesterday, but ended up not being able to because Jack was given infusions of morphine for pain, which made him too groggy for testing.

I am SO proud of Jack.  He is being so incredibly brave and enduring more than I could possibly imagine.  Yesterday, he bravely coped with:  arm and leg pains from his IV lines; nose pain from his NG feeding tube that goes into his stomach; eye pain from his left eye being swollen shut post-surgery; groin pain from his catheter; and his obvious head pain.

And thank you to everyone who has sent a card, gift or note to Jack!  His room is looking amazing with all of them posted!  Please keep sending them because I can tell that he likes looking around the room when he is awake.

Please continue to pray for the doctors and Jack today as they attempt the testing again.


16 Responses to “Jack is being brave!”

  1. Rev. Jacqui says:

    Jodi – know that Jack, yourself and your family, along with the doctors, nurses and care team members are being absolutely surrounded in love. The Lord has raised up a vast community of individuals to keep the Yielding’s bathed in prayer throughout this challenging time.
    You are not alone.

    It was lovely to meet all of you yesterday. Jack has a glow about him that absolutely warms my heart. I look forward to getting to know him better as he recovers.


  2. Tracey Wilson says:

    Hi Jodi,
    Thank-you for keeping us all updated. We are praying daily for your special little boy, and for you and your husband. I think you’re being pretty brave too.
    Love from Tracey, Jonathan, Samuel and Nathanael

  3. Rev. Mike says:

    Hi Jack, how are you today? Everyone I know here at Knox is praying for you, and especially as you’ve got your ‘big’ test today. We all know you are going to pass it with honours. Give our love to your mum and dad, and of course Christopher too!

    Yours in Christ,

    Rev. Mike

  4. Luke & Paige Ivan says:

    Good morning Jack! We hope you have a happy day today and can watch some movies. You’re doing awesome and we’re all proud of you!

    Luke is wearing your shirt to school today and will be thinking of you all the time! We hope to come and see you soon,

    Luke, Paige, Kristi and Darryl

  5. Jaime says:

    You ARE brave Jack! Uncle Dan, Isabella, Hudson, and I are praying for you often throughout the day! We love you and are eagerly planning a trip to come see you and play with you!

    Auntie Jaime

  6. The Gales Family says:

    Dear Jack you are an amazing boy. We miss you in the street and look forward to you coming home soon.
    Love Lucy Eric Sam and Alice xx

  7. Jenny & Andrew Walton says:

    The children drew/wrote letters to Jack Lasy night – they are completely in awe of Jack. If they hadto endure just one of those things you mentioned they would be beside themselves – Jack is amazing.

    Hoping that the mapping goes well today and that their tests yield positive results for Jacks next surgery.

    the Waltons

  8. Jen Di Fronzo says:


    The children at Childventures Academy are thinking of you!

    Miss Jennifer

  9. Nita says:

    Dear Jodi,

    Thinking of you and Jck every minute now. Just praying that all of this will get over soon but with the best results. I am so proud of you MOM and your son too of course. It does take a lot of courage being a Mom and yet cope with this all. I am so thankful to God for heliping you through this and turst HIM, HE will be glorified through Jack yet again.

    Take care,



  10. Daniel says:

    Hi Jack – you are our brave champion!

    We are so proud of you and your family. Soon it will be over Jack – we’ll keep praying for you.

    Sending all our love,

    Daniel & Sunny

  11. The Rigakos Family says:

    Jack you are like a superhero – so brave and strong. We are all praying for you, and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are also for your amazing team at Sick kids.

    Bill, Deirdre, Christopher, Abby and Noah

  12. June says:

    Hang in there, Jack! You are a real star! You are being such a good patient, they won’t want you to go home.
    We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. As they say in South Africa “Go well!”

  13. FSG/PSG says:

    Hi Jack,

    You don’t know us but we all work with your dad. We hope you feel better and hope that you recover quickly and fully from your surgeries. I can tell you that your dad was absolutely right about you. You are a very brave and special boy.

    Best wishes,

    Everyone in FSG and PSG at Aon.

  14. I am Michelle Williams’s mom – she had the jaw surgery on January 18th when Jack had his surgery – we met on the 2nd floor.
    Just wanting to let you know that we are thinking of and praying for Jack’s recovery, and for you whole family to be strong under these difficult circumstances.
    You are inspiring all of us to appreciate each day!

  15. The Sharp Family says:

    Hi Jack. We are praying for you, for your parents and for your medical team. You are so strong and so brave! We hope you feel better soon. You have a lot of people at Knox praying for you and your family. You are one awesome guy!

    Love, prayers and best wishes,

    The Sharp Family
    Laura, Brian, Colin and Ewan.

  16. Benjamin Ward says:

    Jodi and Jack,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers all day long and we wish you all the best. From all of us on the KSM Team, get well soon!

    Ben and the Kerr Street Ministries Team

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