Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today's the day.

Hello everyone, today is the day Maximus should have his chest closed. His swelling is going down. So they should close. Here are the latest photo's. Not much is diffrent, except Maximus is moving more, and he opens his eyes from time to time. Michele and I are not supprised, but amazed at the out pouring of support we have had. Thank all of you, it means more than you can imagine. Michele has a hard time reading the blogg comments with out crying, to tell the truth, so do I.



  1. John, Michele and Maximus,
    I can't even begin to imagine what you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you every minute. He is an amazing little guy and is proving how strong he is. Keep up your strengh because soon he is going to be demanding to be held every minute (what a wonderful job that will be). Keep the updates coming because there are so many of us that care a great deal. Thinking of you and praying for you. Bonnie Simon

  2. John & Michelle & baby Maximus,
    How wonderful to read these updates and keep us posted. It is great to hear that Maximus is moving more and becoming more alert. One day he will be walking and into everything!! You will look back on these days and wonder where they went. We send our love , hang in there, all of you! Soon you will be home as a family.

    Roni & ben

  3. That is wonderful to hear that the swelling is going down. That is a very good sign. Pretty soon he will be ready to come home. We keep praying for that day to come soon, but until then he is in the best of hands! Thank GOd for this miracle.

  4. Hi guys!
    I'm sooo glad to hear Max is doing better today!!! It just breaks my heart to see him like that, but we know he's in good hands and that God is with you. We are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers! Everyone is asking about Max and we've been sharing the blogg address...everyone is so concerned!! The internet is sure a blessing in times like this -huh! Please call if there is ANYTHING you need - day or night!!! We hope to see you at home soon! Take care and thanks for keeping us all updated!! Love, Cheri

  5. What wonderful news for you and your family. I know how hard this has been on all of you. I pray everyday for Max and for you and John to have the strenght to get thought this. Before you know it Max will be awake and move more. Thank you for taking the time with the blog I check it ever chance I get. Take care and remember if you need anything give us a call.

  6. Hi guys, Maximus is such a doll. Thanks for keeping us updated. We are all thinking of you and Max. I havent been able to read your blog either without crying, but you guys have amazing strength and dont hesitate to ask if you need anything. Glad to see he is recovering more and more each day. Amanda Braman

  7. John, Michelle, and Maximus,

    We have been praying for Maximus. So happy that it looks like they will be closing him up. We will keep praying for him to heal and be able to go home with his Mommy and Daddy. He is a beautiful little boy.

    Carol, Erick, Malena, and Audrey

  8. John, Michele and Maximus,

    Our family has been praying for you all. We are asking God to heal Max and to give you the strength to endure this adventure. We also ask God to continue to guide the surgeon's hands and to continue to give the hospital staff knowledge and compassion.
    If you need anything - call - we will listen anytime you need.
    God Bless all of you. Chuck and Cindy and family.
    P.S. May I put your family on our church's prayer chain?

  9. Michele,
    I also am praying for Max, and that God will give you and your husband strength as well. He is a handsome baby.

    Betsy Brown (Cindy's daughter)

  10. Uncle John, Aunt Chele and baby Max-
    We are saying lots of prayers for you all! Wish we could be there to meet you Max! I can't wait until April to see you! I am so glad to hear that you are going to get closed up soon! Lots and lots of love!
    Katie and Daniel

  11. Yeah ! We are so glad Max is doing better today. What a precious gift you have been given. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
    I just can't wait to see this little guy in person. He sure is beautiful Yes, daddy boys can be beautiful too!

    Keep strong, here is a favorite verse of mine " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13

    God Bless

  12. Hi Michele, John and Precious Gift Maximus,
    I am glad to read that Max is doing better and hope they can close today. I am keeping all of you in my prayers and know that God is with you every step of the way. Max is a strong little guy and hopefully soon he will move out of ICU and onto the next stage and then home. That will be a very joyful day! Hang in there, have faith. God bless. Jan Ignatoski :)
    P.S. Thanks too for keeping us informed with the blog...some modern technology is great!

  13. Hi guys,
    I just wanted to tell you that I have been thinking of that little guy all the time and have been keeping him as well as your family in my thoughts and prayers. I know that he will make it through all of this and be such a strong little boy:). Thank you so much for keeping the blog updated, it is so nice to get updates! Once again stay strong and you are in my prayers!

  14. John, Michele and Baby Maximus,
    It's good to hear he's doing better. We just can't wait to see you all home as the BEAUTIFUL HAPPY FAMILY that you are! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need us for anything feel free to call anytime! Love you and yours Always,
    Mike, Millie, Jeffrey and Shelby

  15. Dear God,
    We thank you for Maximus and his mommy and daddy. We thank you for wonderful doctors and family and friends that continue to pray for this little boy.
    We ask you God to heal Max's body quickly we ask that you comfort his parents as they endure this most difficult time. Lord we know that you hear the prayers from across the world in many languages as people have placed this baby on many prayer chains that reach across the your land. We pray for this little man who has touched so many lives in just ten days. Dear God we know that you are a God of healing and that you hear our prayers so today we are praying for this little boy with all of our hearts. Your word says "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope". thank you God for these words. Thank you for healing this precious child that you have blessed John and Michele with. He truly is a gift from you.
    In the name of Jesus we trust this healing to to you.


  16. Sorry to hear that they weren't able to close him up after all. Hopefully that will change soon. I am still trying to decide if his nickname should be "Miracle Max" or "Mighty Max". Both fit him! We will see you all soon!