Monday, March 2, 2009

From Patrice's sister-in-law

The hospital internet is currently down so Patrice asked me to let you know Jonah remains stable. As soon as the internet is regained at the hospital, you'll get a more detailed account from Mommy, herself. I can tell you that we indeed got snow...even a bit more than what was predicted.


Kelley and Jack Stack said...


I know Chris Hilton from his Home Inspection Business - I am a REALTOR. I read with great interest his message last night. I also shared with my wife, Kelley. Please know that Baby Jonah plus all of you will be in our continued prayers!

May God Bless You!

With peace,
Kelley and Jack Stack

Anonymous said...

I ran into your blog off Kellys Korner. Anyways, Just wanted to know you are in our prayers in St Louis! I pray he is better soon. I know its hard during this time but try to stay positive and know everyone is praying for you all.
Sara from St Louis,MO

Molli said...

I go to Pinedale too, even though I don't know you, I have posted this on my blog and my fellow prayer warriors all over are praying for you guys!!!

Molli Falgout
Pinedale member

k@lakly said...

Here from L & F to tell you I am holdong your family close in my thoughts and heart. I found an article on the stem cell treatment for the EB

I hope that Jonah is another one of the children who is cured by this treatment.

Sending you peace and strength in the days to come.

Valerie said...

Dear Patrice,

You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your blog via another. I have been keeping your husband and you, Gabe and sweet Jonah in my thoughts and prayers.

May God and Gabe watch over all of you during this most difficult, trying and emotional time.

I am also praying that you may find some peace thru some much-needed sleep!

Anonymous said...

Patrice, Matt and Jonah:

Weird Uncle Paul here.I have contacted the family of faith at: Calvary Baptist, Calvary Chapel,
1st Pres and 1st Baptist to pray for ya'll.
Keep fighting..
be strong and couragious...

lov said...

thank you so much for the update!
we continue to pray for jonah and family.....
if you need anything...please let us know,
i'm here in winston, and would love to help in any way you need.

I'm The Momma, That's Why! said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated. I'm not sure if you understand it or not - but little Jonah now has about a million "Aunts" and "Uncles" out here in cyber space praying, smiling and crying for him!

God bless - and please be sure to remember to take care of yourselves and each other!

Millie said...

Glad to hear he is stable. I'm checking every day now and sometimes several times a day to see if there have been any more updates. That little man has grabbed my heart! :)
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Carpenter Family said...

I am so sorry that little angelic Jonah is enduring such tremendous pain. I can not even imagine the suffering that knowledge causes you. I will pray for Jonah everytime I think of him.

BoufMom9 said...

My friend Brianne just alerted me to your blog and I wanted to let you know that I will be adding little Jonah to my daily prayers and will also pray for strength for your family through this trial.
My the Lord comfort and keep you.

Amy said...


Did you order all this snow?? Crafty little one!

Amy Todd

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just want to send you a note of encouragement. I have a 5 year old with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. He is all boy. Running and jumping you can see him on this web link in a T.V. interview we did.
We met Erik when was 9 months old. He lived at a rehab hosptial because he was abandonded after his birth. He has been such a wonderful blessing. I didn't start caring for him until he was 9 months so I don't know if I can offer too much newborn help But I know there are others who will be posting who have much help to offer. One thing I will say, If you feel something the Doctors want to do isn't right stand up for Jonah. A lot of Doctors are not informed about EB care and are just guessing. I will keep you in prayer. May God strengthen you and Jonah and give the Doctors wisdom, in Jesus name!

Cheryl Lage said...

Praying for Jonah's miracle, and for peace, strength and continued hope (that proves well-founded) for you all.

Found you via Brianne and Debi...adding your call to prayer to my blog.


Sarah Byrum said...

hey patrice ,
I know that we didn't leave things on the best of terms, but when I heard about Jonah I just had to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. I've asked my church to put your family on the prayer list.
sarah byrum (stuart)

Brandi said...

Found your blog through another blog. Please know that you and your little one are in my prayers. God sends these angels to teach us a much needed lesson, and in time I am sure that little Jonah's message will be heard loud and clear! We will be praying for mo pain, a good diagnosis, and that he starts eating!

May God bless your family,

amber said...

I came across your blog in a kinda roundabout way and I'm so glad I did. I will be praying for your sweet family, that God will give you peace and comfort (and a good night's sleep) and that He will heal your precious Jonah.

Anonymous said...

From Diane Mann
Calvary Baptist - wife of Dr. Don Mann, & I work at the Women's Center at Forsyth Hospital)
Dear Patrice & Matt,
God has placed you and little Jonah on my heart, well, since Patsy Justice told us about you in our Monday night Bible study. We started praying before Jonah was born. I was with our friends Susan & Larry Laster in Labor & Delivery when I learned about Jonah's birth last Friday, before the Laster's grandchild was born. Please pray for little Laura & her family as they deal with Spina Bifida. I know you've seen them at the Baptist NICU.

And then I made the connection between Matt and our son Stephen Mann - friends for a long time! And with your parents, Matt, from our former Sunday School class.

Seems every time I turned around, there you were - connections placing you on my heart. I've even prayed for you in the middle of the night as God urged me to do so.

The L&D nurses here at Forsyth are praying for you, and Rebecca Mabe and Mary Watkins, who helped deliver Jonah, just requested your blog link. They are SO concerned. So the love just continues to flow.

I believe God is using Jonah's little life to bring thousands of believers & other friends together. And they are seeing your faith and personal struggle. I'm praying for healing for Jonah and for many to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through this.

May God continue to give you strength and hope.

Love in Christ,

Debbie Coley said...

Hello, my name is Debbie Coley I live across from Matt's grandfather. I just want you to know that your family are in my prayers. God will continue to carry you through this journey with his guiding and healing hands.
Matt, my dogs Chloe and Harley have a good time with your grandfather and Deac when we are all outside.

Take care and god bless you!

Debbie Coley