Here is my very first Facebook profile photo. I love it for two reasons:
One: My hair looks rather fabulous.
Two: It’s with one of my favorite friends, Rebekah, on one of the most important days of her life – her wedding day. Her hair also looks rather fabulous. I know, I have pretty friends ;)
Well, you know, what they say: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. In Bekah and Jared’s case, it was a beautiful boy named Max with a smile that will melt your heart.
And that’s what I’m asking you to pray for – Max’s smile. Max has Atypical Tuberculosis. What’s that, you ask? I’d link to it, but it’s pretty darn rare. It’s not contagious from person to person. Max probably ate some contaminated dirt. Yeah, that easy. The diagnosis, however, is an answer to their prayers. Now Bekah, Jared, Max, and their physicians have a plan of attack.
Max is undergoing 3 weeks of intensive antibiotics, which is tough on a two-year-old. But, it’s incredibly important that these work. If not, Max’s doctor will perform surgery that carries a risk of permanent facial paralysis.
Here is Rebekah’s request for prayer per her blog, Life to the Max (I know, cute title!):
Will you join us in praying for our boy? That his body would continue to accept the drugs well, that the infectious lumps would dissipate completely and that he would be healed and well? Would you pray that we continue to have peace and also the wisdom to know how to care for Max under these unusual circumstances?
And will you thank Jesus with us? For bringing this issue to light? For a surgeon who has speculated this is what it was all along and has made Max a priority as a result? For the kind community that surrounds us and reminds us of truth?
We have a LOT to be grateful for and one sweet little man to care for.
Find her full post here. You’ll see why I kept my post short. Rebekah has a heart full of Christ’s love that shines through in her eloquence, humility and confidence in His blessings. Please join me in prayer for a “life to the Max” for their little Max.