Yesterday (Saturday) was already very difficult with learning about Henryk’s condition.

An ultrasound of his head was performed at Children’s Hospital. It confirmed the original stroke at 20-24-weeks gestation, but also revealed evidence of another stroke that most likely occurred around 36-weeks gestation impacting the other side of his brain. We are fighting devastation and the fear that the strokes could continue. There is still no cause that the doctors can find.

Today we will meet with a neurosurgeon and a neurologist to discuss potential causes, tests, and treatments for our baby Hank.

We would appreciate prayer from you in all of these things, especially that the strokes would stop here.

We know that we are not hopeless and that our God is merciful. We are reminded of John 9:1–3:

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.’

We also are leaning on Psalm 139 which details God’s complete knowledge, His constant presence, and His work in creating us.

We are sitting in Emily’s hospital room just after having fed, held, and cared for Henryk for his first day. We have a great new gift in our lives. We wantfor  him, as Psalm 143:8 says, to hear in the morning of God’s steadfast love, and trust in Him. We pray that God would make known to Henryk the way he should go, and that Henryk would lift his soul to Jesus.

We appreciate everyone’s prayers and support.

Michael & Emily