- James' fever would dissipate and that they would all get a good night's sleep at MDA.
- James' CVC would stay continuously operational so that he does not have to be poked with a needle for blood draws (which occur often!).
- James' white blood cell count would begin to rebound and the his neutrophils (bacteria-fighters) would also rebound.
- James would sleep for longer periods of time so that we can all get good rest.
- James' diaper rash would continue to heal.
I also wanted to share an excerpt from an email sent to us by our amazing, godly 17-year-old nephew:
"'Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.' James 1:2-4 'Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.' James 1:12
These verses may at fist seem shocking or insensitive at first, especially due to the mammoth of a trial you are facing right now, but James is talking about finding joy in the results of the trials, not the actual trial, because those difficult times produce good qualities, such as perseverance. Later it on it even goes to show the result of persevering the trial, which is the crown of life.
I know that this might seem very, very unfair to happen to someone, let alone a 13 month year old, who also is your son, but I wanted to send you this verse as reassurance that God has a plan for this trial and that he'll never give you more than you can handle."