Please join our family in prayer for our 24 year old nephew, Jacob. Jake had heart surgery yesterday in Arizona, and he is struggling to remain here with us. Jake has had ongoing heart issues due to a birth defect and several surgeries throughout his life. He was having a valve replaced yesterday and the surgery was more complicated than originally thought, and he is not recovering as expected. Right now, from what we understand, he is on life support and is in an induced coma. They installed a pacemaker as after the 12 hour surgery his heart was weak and unable to hold a stable rhythm.
Jake is the son of Dominick's brother, Peter, and I can't begin to fathom what Peter and his wife Beth are going through right now. They have three daughters as well, and it always brings a smile to my face to read the kids' Facebook posts to one another, filled with love and admiration for each other. This is a truly close group of siblings and a wonderful, loving family who need their son and brother home with them.
Thank you for carrying the LaJoy's in Tucson in your prayers.