* * * 1 Week Birthday! * * *

Yay my littlest man!

You have defeated the odds in every sense! I could not be prouder of you. I have been enjoying every breath of your baby smell, holding your tiny little 3lb body, holding your little fingers and kissing your sweet toesies! You have made me so happy I can’t even explain in words with out tearing up. The Lord has truely blessed me with you. I can praise him for answering my prayers!

Jaxton, you have stolen the hearts of people from around the world.

I get multiple emails, comments and messages a day from people all over the world telling me how YOUR LIFE has effected their life and their journey with God! Here are some places other than all over the United States in almost every single state that people are praying for you: Australia, Afghanistan, Holland, Egypt, Israel, Canada, and South America. And to God I give all the glory!

We have been praying for your NICU staff since we knew there was a chance you might be here and WOW have we been blessed! The staff here has fallen in love with you and have specifically requested to be your nurses. They even pick up shifts during the week to take care of you. We are especially in love with Shari and Wendy who fight over who gets to take care of you! ย ๐Ÿ™‚ – Talk about an answer to prayer. How could I ask for more than people wanting to love you and treating you like their own! THANK YOU GOD for being so generous with Jaxton and us in this area! We have truelly grown to love them and would consider them friends if not FAMILY!

They just changed your covering for the Omphalocele and the central line covering. Everything is looking great! I can not imagine missing these moments that we have gotten with you. You have changed our lives forever!!! Thank you for showing me a side of love I never knew about. I have learned so much about myself through loving and caring for you. I don’t feel like eating, sleeping or leaving you for even a moment. I just miss you when we are apart. Last night I slept with a blanket that had your scent on it. It was so comforting to smell you and makes me look forward to a time when we can snuggle in bed together. Looking forward to a time with out tubes, monitors, leaning over a plastic bed, beeping machines and Nurses (just Kidding Shari and Wendy… we LOVE you!).

* We have some praise reports!

{You have been off the prostaglandinย for over 24 hours with no sign of bad news! This is a huge answer to prayer because then all we need to do is get you to breathe on your own then we can take you home!!!!ย I have gotten to see you inside and out and I can say I love every little part of you.}

{We have been able to decrease your oxygen level to 45% and you are doing GREAT! The goal is 21%)

{feeding is up to 14ml. per feeding. The goal will be 45ml per feeding}

{He is reponding to sound and touch and opening his eyes a lot more. They are open in the last picture with Aimee.}

{breathing over the vent. Up to 27 breaths over at one time}

We need TONS of prayer for tomorrow- It’s a BIG DAY!!!

{He has a lung test tomorrow called a Co2 test. It is going to determine wether He will be able to breath on his own off the ventilator!}

{We will get another Echocardiogram to find out 100% if he doesn’t need the heart medicine anymore and praying there is no Coartation!}

This is my dear friend Aimee who has been keeping the blog updated while I have not been able to. Talk about perfect timing and God providing… I met Aimee just weeks ago and now we are the closest of friends. My best friend has 2 kids and wasn’t able to make it out here so God gave us Aimee to make us feel so loved. She is a wonderful woman of God and we are growing more fond of her everyday. She has been such a huge part of keeping you all up to date and our prayer requests. She has recently gone through the loss of her sweet daughter Charlotte Jean on January 8th. Please keep her in your prayers and especially lift her and her husband up as she is walking this road with us now. She has a strong heart, but many times I am concerned that this might hit too close to home too soon. I pray for her to be abundantly blessed with happiness and children! Here is Aimee’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Tara Curts for encouraging our family with this song and video

 

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44 responses to this post.

  1. I just can’t believe how far Jaxton has come in a week! God has truly heard us cry out to Him and is answering our prayers everyday! To hear you say “and then we can take you home!” made my heart skip a beat!! HALLELUJAH that is even an option!! That angel baby has stolen my heart, that is for sure:) These pictures are amazing and you all look so at peace and HAPPY!!!

    love you all!!
    April

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    • Posted by Alicia Cordova-Gilmer on March 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Happy 1 week birthday Jaxton!!! โค My Jacob (5yrs) & Isaac (3yrs)& I have you in our prayers everyday!!! We love you & miss you all at PFB. Isaac woke up this morning, climbed into bed with my husband & I this morning & whispered in my ear that it was time again to say a prayer for Baby Jaxton! He is in our prayers when we say Grace before our meals & at night before bed. Jacob & Isaac talk about Baby Jaxton all the time & I show them this blog & all the photos you post! Thank you! Love, Alicia, Alan, Jacob, & Isaac

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  2. Posted by Kaitlyn Kambestad on March 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS, Lisa…he is GORGEOUS! I love this lil’ guy and I haven’t even met him yet! He’s so lucky to have you as a Mom… Thank you for being the best inspiration EVER. Love to you, Lis! XXOO

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  3. Posted by Alison Fleming on March 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Oh Lisa, this post brought me to tears! God is soooo good. I am praying everyday for each of you, especially Jaxton. The family picture of the 4 of you is just so so precious. Hugs and Love.

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  4. Posted by Irasema on March 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Happy 1 Week Birthday Jaxton! You are such a beautiful baby! I often think of you and sending you lots of love and prayers for you and your wonderful family!

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  5. He looks so amazing. I am praying for good test results tomorrow. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Posted by Rachel on March 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    What an amazing testimony of God’s love and his mercy!!!!!! I pray for Jaxton daily! And for you three as well! I cannot imagine what you’ve endured, and praise the Lord that you know our Lord and Saviour Jesus! may our Great Physician heal Jaxton completely!!!!!!!! Amen!

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  7. WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! We will DEFINITELY be praying for his test tomorrow and that things continue on this great path – God is working and answering prayer and you guys are a light in that hospital. To God be the glory from this and I know you guys feel that way too. You guys are such awesome people and Jaxton is just the cutest little fighter I’ve ever met ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to hear tomorrow’s update ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love, hugs, and prayers ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jes

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  8. Posted by Stephanie Cooper on March 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Lisa- my first thought this morning – “Thank you Lord, it’s Jaxton’s week birthday!” I am so amazed at how far he’s come and the many little (and BIG!) miracles God has blessed your family with. He is such a precious little blessing! I continue to pray for Jaxton and your family daily. And the praises go on and on!! I can’t wait until he starts physical therapy, I’m going to love hearing those adventures (I’m a PT)

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  9. Posted by Lynnette Anderson on March 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Happy One Week Birthday Jaxton!! Our God is an Awesome God!
    And He hears and answers our prayers!
    Love and Blessings to you, your big brother and your Mommy & Daddy
    Love, Lynnette and Family

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  10. Posted by Debbie on March 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    It’s a week to the hour since you were born! Happy birthday little fighter man! Ace those tests tomorrow! Praying for you! Xoxo

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  11. Posted by Mandy Allen on March 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I just want to let you both know I am still praying for you and Jaxton. You have a strong little man! I still believe God has a greater purpose for him. I am glad to be blessed to be able to pray for such a Godly family in need! I keep praises coming to the Lord for all of the good reports. God Bless! I wont stop praying for you all!!!!!

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  12. Posted by Jenn Davis on March 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Josh, Lisa, Jake and Jaxton. We are so excited for Jaxton’s 1 week birthday. I check several times a day for an update to see more ways of God working miracles in your lives and the lives of people around the world through your baby boy. I am so glad that he is doing well and will pray for the tests tomorrow and that you can take him HOME soon. Your family is in Ben and my thoughts often. We love you guys.

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  13. Looking forward to a perfect report tomorrow! You are such a beautiful family. I pray over my daughter every evening that her life would bring glory to the name of Jesus. In Jaxton’s 1st week of life he has done that in a way never imagined. My prayer is that through his life, many more weeks and years, that our Heavenly Father would receive glory in a way he never has before.
    Many prayers for your little miracle!

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  14. Posted by Lynda on March 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I could not be happier for you! Happy 1 Week Birthday Jaxton! God sure has answered many prayers! I will be praying that he continues to progress so you can take him home very soon! I have been following your blog for quite some time, and just HAD to share in the excitement today ๐Ÿ™‚ Todays pictures tugged at my heartstrings for sure. What a beautiful family you have Lisa! I just want to give Jaxton so many hugs and snugs, such a beautiful baby!
    Praying for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Posted by Savannah Devine on March 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    To the beautiful Husmann family! PRAISE GOD!! What an awesome celebration for you to have today. We all knew our God is awesome but Jaxton is such proof of that. I heard of your need through prayers a little bit ago through Aimee, which is a cousin of mine. Jaxton is recieving TONS AND TONS of thoughts, encouragement, and prayers from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Your family is a true anwser to prayer and so very inspiring!! Jaxton’s progress brings tears to my eyes everyday HE IS AMAZING. And such a handsome little fella!! The prayers will continue to flow your way with even more encouragement for that precious little miracle of yours!

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  16. Praise the Lord!! I LOVE the shirts you all have with the big J on them. They are so precious. I am so glad that Jaxton is doing well. I will continue praying!

    Aimee – Thank you so much for keeping us updated and helping out. I can’t imagine how much you have helped!

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  17. Posted by Katie on March 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hi,
    I just wanted to say that this story has touch me like no other..I am inspired by you guys to the fullest. I pray for you guys and little Jaxton every day. May God show His full glory and grace. I have two little guys myself and due with a third in June.

    Katie
    Frim Texas

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  18. Posted by Mariel Jeffcott on March 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Posted by Ben Kunkel on March 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    What a beautiful baby! It is so awesome to see how God is using you and this precious boy to touch so many! We think and pray for you guys often!

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  20. Posted by Pam Cox on March 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jaxton is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen, praying for tomorrow.

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  21. He is beautiful!

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  22. Posted by Christine Martinson on March 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    We can’t stop smiling now! We won’t cease in our prayers, especially tomorrow. Your family will be covered in prayers as God lays you on our hearts…which is all the time. Both in the NICU and the days following when your family of 4 returns home.

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  23. Posted by Hannah Siefken on March 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! When I found this last week,it gave me a new found appreciation for the blessing of a healthy child, and reminded me to treasure every moment!

    May God continue to work miracles in Jaxton’s and your family’s life!

    Our God is greater!

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  24. Posted by Audrey on March 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    We have never met, but I have been following your blog. I am a mom of four and your story has touched my heart. Sending thoughts and prayers for good news tomorrow! What a beautiful family you have!

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    • Posted by Mandy Allen on March 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

      I know what you mean. I have 2 daughters and it would be hard for me to go through that. I would pray day and night! It is great to reach out to those in need with love and not know them or their lives! I just keep praising God for Jaxton and praying for a legion of Gods angels to be encamped about him day and night! God Bless!

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  25. Posted by Vicki Lapre' on March 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Hussmans! Happy 1 week birthday, Jaxton!!! We will continue to pray, espcially tomorrow for his test – Jaxton looks so adorable in these pics, what a good God we have! Much love to you all.

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  26. Posted by Michelle Bradley (Aunt Mimi) on March 2, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Yay!! Happy Birthday!! He looks SO much bigger already! and look at how much older Jake looks he is such a big boy and big brother now ๐Ÿ™‚ I am SO thankful to Aimee too I feel like I know her even though we only have talked over the phone. What a blessing. Love you and miss you guys. Keep fighting little miracle boy Auntie loves you!!! kisses xoxoxoxo

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  27. Posted by Brandee on March 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Happy 1 week Jaxton! Sending prayers your way that your test come back with signs of improvement! Lisa and Josh God couldn’t have given such a special child to a better family! Two out of three of my children were in the NICU for several days and your right the nurses become family! It brings back many memories and how excited you get over what use to be considered small stuff! I pray many blessings contunue to come your way!!

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  28. Posted by michelle tice on March 3, 2011 at 12:09 am

    YAY JAXTON!!! YAY GOD!!! Lisa, he is so beautiful! I just kept looking at his pictures over and over! Such a glow about him! Praying hard tomorrow!! Love you!!

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  29. Posted by Mandy Allen on March 3, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Happy 1st week Jaxton! Praise the Lord for you! God has truely performed a GREAT miracle! I will continue to pray for you all! Lisa I dont know you personally, but I do know Josh. We went to school together. I would like to meet you and Jaxton and Jake one of these days! Jaxton has left a mark in my heart I wont ever forget! God is AWSOME!!!!!

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  30. Posted by Tricia on March 3, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Praise God, Husmanns! We’ve never met (I found your blog via Aimee) but I have been PRAYING for your little man. So, so encouraged by what God is doing and how He is answering prayer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. Posted by Melissa on March 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

    We serve an AMAZING GOD! Happy Birthday Jaxton!

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  32. Happy Birthay Jaxton! The pictures are precious. ((HUGS))

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  33. Posted by L on March 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

    “When he heard this, Jesus said, โ€œThis sickness will not end in death. No, it is for Godโ€™s glory so that Godโ€™s Son may be glorified through it.โ€ -John 11:4 <– This is my prayer for Jaxton! Praying that God will rid his body of any sickness and that God be even more glorified through this beautiful baby! I am also praying that every single person in the hospital knows that God has ultimate authority and that they all fall on their knees because of what God does! Thankfully, we serve a God who is not limited by human power and doctor's diagnosis'! We have never actually met but I attend PFB and I look forward to meeting you and you family, whether it is here or in heaven =)

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  34. Posted by Angelis on March 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    We know you from PFB and have been praying constantly for you. But I also want you to know how inspiring your faith has been; please continue to trust God the way you have been for that is a great testimony for the world to see!

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  35. Posted by Ryan Lancaster on March 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Jaxton! With God nothing is impossible.

    Love,
    Ryan

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  36. God will not give you something if he knows you not going to be able to deal with it. hang in there we have you and your family in our prayers love your little guy xoxoxooxoxo may god bless all of us

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  37. Posted by Angela Linzay on March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    YAY!!! Congrats to Jaxton!!!! God is sooooo good! I have been so blessed by your story and your faithfulness. Jaxton is so precious and sill continue to be in my prayers. I think about him EVERYDAY and feel so much love for him. He has touched so many lives and is such a special child of God.

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  38. Posted by ChristyShinn on March 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    God is so good! Glad to hear Baby Jaxton is having no problems since coming off the heart meds. Praying that he will be able to come off the vent real soon and that he can go home. He is such a beautiful little angel. Thanks for sharing pics and keeping us updated on his progress. I think about him often. I know that God is watching over him. Love in Christ! Christy

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  40. Posted by Karel Bailey on March 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Proof positive of the results of collective prayer bombarding heaven on Jaxton’s behalf. Thank you for sharing your story and pictures and giving others hope as well. May God continue to bless your beautiful family. Get some rest…you’re going to need it when your baby comes home.

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  41. Posted by Just Guillermo on March 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    We can’t stop praising God for you all! That family portrait is the best I have ever seen and I would love to see it shown to the whole PFB congregation that has been praying for you. We love you so much that every inch of distance between SoCal and Indy is filled with it. Sorry, i have no more words but plenty of joyful tears right now. God bless you!

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  42. Posted by Jenna K on March 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I know Ali C. is praying from Costa Rica too, so add to that list Central America!

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