Amazingly enough – Thomas is still hanging in there. Tonight I watched as Celidia (a Miriam Center Worker) gently cared for him. He’s lost a ton of weight. His entire body is skin and bones. It breaks my heart to even look at him. Here is this precious little boy who’s body could not weigh more than 3lbs with a head that weighs at least 8lbs. He’s in so much pain and cries out every time we touch him.

I’m finding it harder and harder to process why God hasn’t called this precious little boy home. Right now he is taking a bottle but has diarrhea so he’s not gaining any ground. Courtney compares him to a little Holocaust child and she’s not far off. He’s the poster child for the saddest, skinniest little child you could imagine. I can’t bring myself to take a picture and post it.

Remembering him when his head was not this big and his body had more meat on it – -it makes every part of my heart ache. Was it not just a month ago that he looked like one of my little boys – smiling and cooing?

He’s weak and in pain. Please pray for God’s will to be done. If it’s not to take this boy home – please pray for his pain to go away – for there to be some sort of healing – one way or another.

One response to “Thomas…”

  1. Jody,

    I can’t believe he is still with us. When we were there 3 weeks ago, we would check on him daily to see if he was still alive. Seeing him, and touching him makes it even more heart breaking knowing his pain. I know God has a special place for him when he is called home.


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