Archive for: July, 2012

A video

Jul 23 2012 Published by under After NICU

Jack from Jered Hurd on Vimeo.

Jack’s story in video.

It’s God who made this possible, and we are thankful beyond mere words.

But He worked through a ton of amazing people, and we appreciate our friends and fellow missionaries in East Africa who went the extra mile so we could be where we needed to be; Breanna’s family who took care of us for over 4 months until Jack was ready to come with us back to Kenya; Our family and friends EVERYWHERE who prayed and gave… thanks so much.

I hope this video serves as a temporary substitute for those of you who never got to see Jack. May you meet soon!

Read more about our media equipment project, which allowed us to put this (and other videos) together to share with you:

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Four Months

Jul 01 2012 Published by under After NICU


Jack’s now 4 months old, though his corrected gestational age is 2 months. He’s finally in newborn size clothes, weighs 8.5 lbs. and is 19.5″ long. He loves to eat, putting on the pounds as fast as he can. Where he once was alarmed at any touch, as are most preemies, he now prefers to be held than on his own in his bassinet.
He’ll celebrate his four months on the outside with a trip to the pediatric cardiologist to check on his atrial septal defect that should be steadily closing on its own, and he’ll follow up with a doctor with the neonatal intensive care unit to make sure he’s hitting benchmarks as he should. We have tickets home to Kenya for mid July and these follow ups will help us determine if our timing is okay.

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