I have a prayer request. I've discovered that my blogging friends, regardless of their beliefs, are some of the best people in the world to bring this kind of thing to. I have friends from college I've reconnected with on Facebook. One couple, Korey and James, have a 12 year old son named Jacob (no aliases today). Jacob was born with some pretty severe birth defects and health problems. His doctors didn't think Jacob would survive to see his first birthday. He did. He far surpassed any life expectancy the doctors gave him.
I do not know all of Jacob's story, but I do know his life has been a battle. His mother became a nurse so she could better care for him and better fight for his health. He suffers from seizures and can quit breathing. AT 12 years old, his development is near that of a 9 month olds.
Last week Jacob began seizing. He was admitted to the hospital. Today he is in the ICU on a ventilator and 100% O2. He has RSV and is not doing well. Please pray for him, his parents and his older brother. Things do not look good.