Friday, February 27, 2009

Praying for Jonah

Jonah Alexander Williams was born this afternoon at 3:50pm. He is the second son of my friends Matt and Patrice Williams.

They just found out that Jonah may have a genetic skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa. It causes lesions and blisters on the skin and intestinal problems. He is at the local children's hospital and they are trying to determine the next steps.

Please pray for strength for Matt and Patrice, as Matt is with Jonah and Patrice is at another local hospital recovering. Thankfully she got a 6 hour pass tonight to go see Jonah, but will have to go back. Pray for the doctors that they will know how to best treat him. And pray for little Jonah that he will fight hard to resist infection and his body will start to heal.

Matt and Patrice have been through so much already, as their first son, Gabe, was stillborn at 37 weeks last spring. Please pray that they will have hope and know the peace that passes understanding in this situation - the peace that only God can provide.

Updates are available here and here.

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