Hi there!  This is Marsha,  a friend of Josh and Lisa’s and she has asked me to update her blog with this critical information so that we can all be praying more specifically.

Today, they learned through a DNA test that he has trisomy 18, not 13.  Jaxton is having a difficult time absorbing oxygen.  He threw up, which has been unsettling, obviously.  At this point, any new symptom is unsettling.

They need to make decisions about pain medications and forms of nutrition.  They are having to absorb and understand an awful amount of medical terms, explanations, information.  They are overwhelmed and emotional. 

Please pray for their emotions, for wisdom, for all the decisions they face.  Jaxton needs a miracle for his heart and lungs.   Please pray continuously.

Last night, I sent them a scripture that jumped out at me and she asked me to include that here as well:

I’ve been thinking about how the doctors have said he has no chance of  long-term survival.  He has this problem and that problem.  He’ll never do this or that.  His brain and heart are defective.  But this is what the Lord says, “but I, the Lord will answer them;  I, the God of Israel will not forsake them.  I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys.  I will turn the desert into pools of water, and parched ground into springs.  I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.  I will set pines in the wasteland and fir and the cypress together SO THAT people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy one of Israel created it.”  ~Isaiah 41:17b-20.

Oh Lord, where the doctors claim a wasteland and parts of Jaxton’s body to be barren or deserted, show them how you fill it with “trees” and let the rivers flow…bring forth Your springs so that none of them can deny the work of Your hands through this baby boy.  We wait expectantly for you to amaze us all and we thank you for every step of progress that he has made so far.  AMEN!


28 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Miranda Philip on February 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Oh Lord, we lift up Jaxton’s little precious body to you Lord! Heal it and make it new! Lord we lift up the ENTIRE family Lord and pray for the wisdom and comfort in all the decision making! You Lord are the Holy One, the only one who can make miracles happen and right now Jaxton and his mommy and daddy and big brother need your hands around them holding them tight! We love you and lift up this little guy to you now!
    In your most Awesome and Holy Name!


  2. Posted by Randy & Rachel Hastings on February 27, 2011 at 3:16 am

    We are praying. We are certain God is going to use your precious Jaxton to further His kingdom!


  3. Posted by Angela Linzay on February 27, 2011 at 3:23 am

    God, please give Josh and Lisa clarity and wisdom as they make these huge medical decisions for Jaxton. Guide each of their decisions and reassure them with your comfort. I pray for a complete healing for Jaxton’s body. YOU are the Great Physician and the creator of his little body. It was YOU that knit it together and only YOU know exactly what he needs. He is in your hands. Please make the barren parts of his body alive with vigor and strengthen his major organs. I lift up Lisa and Josh. May they find rest and peace in the shadows of your wings.


  4. Posted by Lisa Rutland on February 27, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Just got through reading up on Trisomy 18, and my thoughts are: Our God can make Jaxton thee one to overcome EVERYTHING and be HIS miracle! Surely a God who can part a sea, and make His people cross on dry land, raise people from the grave, cause a man to live in the belly of a fish for 3 days, can completely heal Jaxton and make his case one for the record books to reveal HIS GLORY!!!! PLEASE GOD, We know You can, WILL YOU???


  5. Posted by Laurie Chico on February 27, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Continuing in prayer for the Husman Family, specifically Jaxton, during this critical time…and all the ups and downs. May His will be done in His time and may He grant peace that passes understanding as decisions are made for Jaxton. xoxox


  6. Posted by Christine Martinson on February 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

    We will claim the verse Marsha wrote in agreement. We have been tossing and turning all night in bed and now I know why but we are on our knees before our King.


  7. Marsha, and all the Husmann Family … God is great and his love will give you the wisdom and the health to overcom all these troubles .. my prayers always with you all ..
    In God we trust,
    sam at


  8. God is great and his love will give you the wisdom and power to overcome all these troubles and hard times ..
    our prayers always with all of Husmann family.
    sam at,


  9. Posted by Julie on February 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have been and continue to pray for Jaxton, Lisa, Josh, Jake, and all involved in little Jaxton’s care. I had a baby in NICU for 3 months, that they said would not survive, and he is 8 years old now! He did not have the difficulties Lil’ Jaxton does so I am in no way comparing them, rather testifying that God CAN do amazing healing! I am also a Registered Nurse so I just want to offer any explanations I may be able to, in helping them understand some of the terminology. I continue to “refresh” this blog throughout the day and send up prayers all throughout the day. Please know I have grown to love you all, in Christ!


  10. Posted by Christa Snyder on February 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Praying for Jaxton continuously…


  11. Posted by Kathy Roberts on February 27, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Yes- we do claim this verse and we do wait expectantly for HIM!


  12. Posted by amanda on February 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    i continue to pray for jaxton, lisa, josh & everyone involved. he is such a strong lil man to make this far already! my daughter was born stillborn from trisomy 18 & other defects, so i know to an extent what you are going through, at least when we were both pregnant. i keep an eye throughout the day for new information & direct prayers to make.


  13. Posted by Lauren on February 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Continuing to pray for you all.


  14. Posted by Nena Amaral on February 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Encouraged this morning by postings from many on FB this morning on Jaxton’s small progresses this morning. Still praying and will get more of our PFB family to pray this morning for Jaxton during our TBM Sunday School Class time. 🙂


  15. Posted by Tom Lindemann on February 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

    We are praying that God gives you the wisdom and comfort to make the decisions that are best for Jaxon. May his little body be healed through Christ’s love and care.


  16. Josh, Lisa, Jake and Jaxton,
    You all continue to be in my prayers… I know you know this already, but when I look at the pictures of your Jaxton, and I think… he is so perfect. God created him perfectly and makes no mistakes. I continue to pray for His healing and for the Lord to lead and guide you in all the decisions you have before you with his care. Continue to rest in His care… He will carry you!


  17. Posted by Lisa Parrett on February 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Our God will work miracles…he already has in so many ways.


  18. Posted by michelle tice on February 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE, ANGELS BOW BEFORE HIM, HEAVEN AND EARTH ADORE HIM!!! This song immediately came to my mind while reading all of this!! Cling tight to your faith! Our Holy Gracious Loving Merciful Sovereign Abba Father is moving!! And HE ADORES JAXTON!! Praying without ceasing!


  19. Posted by laura reynolds on February 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Just wanted you to know that i am praying continuously for jaxton & your whole family… God is in control, He is good, and I know He will bring glory to His name through all of this. I’m standing in agreement with all of these prayers being lifted up before His throne…we wait on you oh Lord!!


  20. Posted by Justin daniels on February 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Josh,lisa,jake and jaxton you are all wonderful people with a small bump in the road. Dont worry jaxton is in the best care anyone could have. He is in the presece of the lord and god has amazing plans for him. God is the type of man that waits until we need him the most then he shines.
    i love all of you guys and continue to pray for all of you.


  21. I know Trisomy 18 all too well because that is what my daughter had, but I also know that God can perform miracles and heal those that are broken in body. We continue to pray for this amazing family and this beautiful baby boy who had brought so much love and faith in a small package. May God continue to show his mercies..


  22. Posted by Ashley on February 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I think of your family every day since I found your story on babycenter! I pray for your sweet gift from god, I pray that he heals that sweet gift for you all to have many days with him and that the days turn into weeks & the weeks turn into months and I pray the months turn into years and years. I also pray that god keeps you, your family and your support group strong through everything.


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  24. Posted by Loretta Hindsley on February 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Lord, I pray for strength and wisdom for Josh and Lisa. I pray God is holding not only Jaxton, but Josh and Lisa in his loving arms. I pray that you feel His love and peace. May God be with you as you try to absorb all the medical terms and procedures the doctors are telling you…May God be with you all. You’re in my thoughts and prayes constantly.


  25. Posted by Jenny Lee on February 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I just want you to know that I have been following your beautiful story of faith and have been praying for all of you. I can add nothing to the comments that has not already been said except to say Amen. May God continue to hold you close in His loving embrace.


  26. Posted by Judy Matson Ford on February 28, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Lisa, Josh and Jake,
    I came home from the PFB Women’s Retreat today and wanted you to know that there have been many, many prayers going out to you over this weekend. We love and miss you so much and pray for you during this stressful time with your little Jaxton being so ill.


  27. Posted by Jenny Czerniak on February 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Waiting expectantly…praying continually…hoping always.


  28. Posted by Ruth Schweigert on February 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

    There are so many prayers being sent up from Union City and the surrounding area! Facebook is flooded with prayers for Jaxton and the entire Husmann family every day! It is so inspiring to see the faith that this little boy has instilled in so many people that do not know the family! God bless and know that Wesley United Methodist Church in UC is praying!!


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