Sunday, April 26, 2009

Prayer for JR

Please pray for precious little JR, as he goes in for surgery at 7:30 a.m. in the morning. JR was born with Spina Bifida and has had a very long road thus far, but trust me, he is quite a trooper!

Tomorrow during surgery, they will be getting rid of scar tissue that has built up around his spine, from his very first surgery. They believe the scar tissue is what has caused the curvature in his spine, which is putting pressure on nerves and blood vessels, causing decreased circulation to his legs and feet, loss of some nerve function and bowel and bladder problems. He also has a couple of places where fluid has built up around his spine. Due to pressure sores on his feet, he is unable to use his RGO's which help him walk with his little walker thing. (Sorry Cassie, I'm not quite sure of all of the technical terms and things!)

Look at the glee on his little face! This was the first time he had ever been up on his feet walking. (I'm not sure how the RGO's work, but as you can see, he's lovin' it!) You should see him get around in his little wheelchair.....I'll have to get a picture to share.

He's lookin' a little tuckered out from this new thing called, "walking!"

Isn't he adorable?

JR and his sister Jena! Aren't they so cute?

Cassie, Kenny and JR!

Apparently, the surgery could take several hours and as I'm sure all of you know......any surgery on or around the spine is very dangerous, so please be praying for God to direct the surgeon's hands. Also pray for:

the surgeon to be able to straighten out his spine

to restore the circulation to his legs and feet

to restore nerve function

to get rid of the fluid build up on his spine

that there would be minimal scar tissue from this surgery

and lastly....pray for Kenny and Cassie and their family!

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6)


  1. Saying a prayer now and will pray in the morning also. Thanks for passing along the information.

  2. I will for sure be praying for little JR! I am so glad you posted this. There is so much power in prayer and I know that God can perform miracles and give peace to Kenny, Cassie and the rest of their family.

  3. praying for everyone, what an adorable little boy. keep me posted dej.

  4. I still believe that God answers prayer!

    Praying with you, making this request known unto God! He is able.

  5. My goodness what a sweetie.. prayers for sure.

    and yes.. it is so embarrassing I have never been to the safari Debra... ackkkk isn't that terrible. That is a great idea to take the grand children they would love that.

  6. what a little cutie!

    i have just prayed for him and will look forward to reading how the surgery went. :)

  7. My heart is overjoyed to read about all these people that are praying for my grandson, many I don't even know. I'm so glad we all belong to the family of God and can love and support each other. Thank You!! Carol

  8. JR is still in surgery and could be for several more hours, so let's keep praying! Thank you, to all of you who are praying for him and his family!


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