Monday, November 21, 2005


Another sweet lil' baby at Children's Hospital left his earthly body today....Jacob Dennis Sullivan. He was seven months old...born three months early and had experienced multiple complications due to his prematurity. Like Maxwell, he had yet to go home.

His parents and I had spent time together supporting one another and discussing our sons' futures. When they returned to the ICU on Saturday, I knew it couldn't be good...but I had no idea how serious things had become that day. The ICU staff always says that babies get better very fast and they can get sick very, very fast. Sure enough things went downhill quickly for lil' Jacob and he passed away this afternoon...and the doctors still have not identified exactly what went wrong. The parents came and found me so that I could hear the news directly from them. Obviously they are extremely distraught and heartbroken but are also comforted knowing that Jacob is whole and healthy again. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers.

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