As you can read from the updates HERE and HERE, little Jaron is having a bit of a rough time lately. As far as Mommy and the medical staff can tell his spirits are still up and he is still happily breathing, moving and living life. However, he had some signs of an infection and so he has received platelets and antibiotics to stop the infection in its tracks.
Also, doctors have still not been able to put in a PICC line for Jaron and his PDA (blood vessels between the pulmonary artery and the aorta) has opened back up. The doctors are now administering ibuprofen to attempt to close it.
Please, please get on your knees for sweet Jaron today and pray that infection would leave his body, that his PDA would close without the need for surgery and that the next attempt at putting in a PICC line would be successful. Also pray that he continues to thrive and that he is soon able to be held by mommy and daddy. Pray for Heather and Mitch as well that the Lord would guard their hearts and minds.
If you have any specific words of encouragement, prayers or verses that come to mind as you pray for Jaron please leave them in the comment section below. Or if you simply want to let the family know that you are in prayer, you can let us know that too.
Thank you for walking this road with the Shellenbergers. Thank you for continuing to cry out on the littlest ones' behalf. We expect to hear that Jaron recuperates quickly. God is faithful.