Monday, March 17, 2008

Prayers for the Kids


I am sure that many of you have heard by now, but for those of you who have not we want to give you an update. Our son Noah has been diagnosed with nystagmus. This means that his eyes move from side to side very rapidly affecting his eyesight and balance. It is not common and is usually a side effect of something else that is wrong. So, we are in the process of doing some studies. We have seen several different specialists already. Our first stop was with a neurologist, and we have had a CT scan done on Noah. Everything in his brain appears to be normal (or as normal as it can be with a dad like he has), and we are moving on to some other genetic and metabolic tests. We would like you to pray for Noah. He is a great boy, and he smiles all the time. He has been a little slow in his development, and that has also raised some concerns. However, he is sitting up well now, with very little help, so that gives us a good idea that his balance is getting better. We are all doing well, and things are going as good as we can hope. We just pray that we keep on getting confirmations and answers to what is going on and how we can best treat the situation. Thank you for your prayers. We really appreciate it, and we will try to keep you all as informed as we can. Hopefully by the end of the month we will be able to tell you more news from the tests they are doing.


In Mexico kids start going to school when they are at the latest 3 years old. That was too big of an adjustment for us last Fall, but now we have all gotten used to the idea, so Adah has been enlisted in school! She will begin classes at the beginning of April. We were going to wait until this Fall, but it was reccommended for her to finish this school year so that she can really get comfortable with her Spanish before beginning Kinder II. (There are three years of kindergarten before starting first grade.) We are very excited for her, and so is she. It is going to be a very big change for our family, but most of all please pray that Adah adjusts well and makes many new friends. She is full of personality, energy and big words. The other day she told her mommy that she was, "actually quite hungry." That just gives you an idea!

We will keep you posted as soon as we know something about Noah. Have a great day and thank you for your prayers.



Jacob & Amanda,

We've been praying for you guys regularly. Please know we're here for you!!

LaPistolera said...
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LaPistolera said...

I can't spell or write...the fotos look great! Salen mucho mas rapido. ¿Y la Musica? ¡Ustedes saben que estamos orando todo el tiempo por ustedes! MOM

flee said...

Love the pictures!! Your kids are just beautiful!! That Adah looks like she is going to steal some hearts. And Noah...looks just like his daddy! I'm very curious about what you find out concerning Noah. I've prayed for him, and will continue to do so. Love you guys!! Would love to see you sometime. Someday!

Mike & Lucy said...

I just found your blog through Belinda's. It is good to hear about you. We are adding Noah to our prayer list. I can't imagine how scary that is for you all. Are you able to have the tests all run in Mexico? Just know that we love you and are encouraged by your family's work for God in Mexico. He is a great God, at work everywhere.
Praying for you from way over here,

mercyshower said...

Jacob and Amanda! Thanks for keeping us up to date with how Noah is doing...I think about you 4often. Glad that Adah is excited about school...that's better than the alternative, I guess!!! :) I suppose that has already started for you all...back and forth from school. Hope all is well.

Super Andre said...

Hey guys, just wanted to let you guys know that me and Kim will be praying for you Noah, Adah, and the rest of the family. May God bless you and your family for the the work you have done for His glory. Love you guys. Peace.

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