little jack update...

I just talked to my friend Amy and she said Jack is doing better this morning. They still don't have the results from the meningitis test, but should get those sometime today. The doctors were very encouraging last night and seemed to be confident about Jack's recovery. Amy and her husband, Ross, are checked into a hotel in Birmingham and have lots of friends and family there to offer support and encouragement. Please continue to pray that the meningitis results come back negative and for a speedy recovery for little Jack.

Here are more detailed updates from Jack's daddy Ross:

They were ready to (on 3 different ocassions) to perform a spinal tap (still in Opelika) but because the little fellow was fighting so hard, they had to delay the spinal tap until he arrived in Birmingham. In the meantime, he began to have several seizures--still struggling to breathe...

Once he arrived in Birmingham, they called us (while we were on the road to Birmingham) and said that he was dehydrated and on the ventalator (still not breathing by himself, but thankfully, he was now getting the oxygen that he needed and his levels were improving...

Then they performed the spinal tap procedure (looking for the possibility of meningitis). We were then able to spend some time with Jack at about 3:00 a.m. and then we left to find a place to stay and grab some sleep. The good news is that his lungs are responding and they doctors are hoping to gradually get him breathing on his own again today...

The results of the spinal tap are not in yet, but the doctors seemed confident in his improvement and told us that felt that he would make a full recovery in a few days. We are hoping and praying that the spinal tap does not show meningitis. The main priority now is to keep his oxygen levels up and get his little lungs working on their own again...