Ethan faces complicated circumstances. Five blisters blocking his airway forced us to intubate after he had tired out from struggling to breath. It is a miracle that his lungs and heart are still working after the struggle he has endured the last three days. The medical team is trying everything to secure the tube so it will stay in, but because of his fragile skin the tube has slipped out causing trauma to his sensitive mucosa lining and collapsing one of his lungs on two separate occasions. Ethan can not afford another improper extubation without being weaned or another infection which he is always highly susceptible to. The doctors believe if he cannot become clinicly stable by this time next week, then plans for the future of Ethan will likely come to an end and his recovery will never be realized… We are tired of being plagued by this terrible disease. There are two things I hope you take from Ethan’s hardship. One is: There are other people in this world that can use our help and if we find ourselves in the adequate position to be of service, then we should be attentive and intentional about these people in our surrounding that we tend to over look and sometimes even intentionally avoid from seeing. The second is: Physical struggles are one with our spiritual battles. We have won the battle for Ethan’s health spiritually even-though it still has not reflected in his physical health. Why have we won the battle? Because of every prayer from the children of the one true King. I have seen the chilling effects of the spiritual war. Pastor Mata, a minister from Stockton came down to Stanford on the 28th of January with a spirit lead calling to dedicate Ethan to the Lord, anoint him and pray for healing. As we began to pray in the isolated room the ministers words fell short, his face turned red as he coughed and gasped for air. A nurse was able to assist him as he stepped out of the isolation room. His intense coughing and fatigue were finally subdued after a glass of water. We are susceptible to being attacked in the physical while waging spiritual warfare. As long as we are in God’s hands we have nothing to fear. We continued on in dedicating Ethan to the Lord and we believe without a doubt that Ethan will be healed. This hopeless situation is a trial to all of our faiths. My mind holds Ethan’s entire medical history since before he was born. I know how vast the complications of his disease are and the medical possibilities. I have been alone holding my Ethan in my hand’s when his body makes one last effort to breath in all exhaustion and his chest fails to expand once again, making time in seconds feel like years. But we believe in the miracles of God. Healing in Jesus Name. We find ourselves in the desert but the Lord has beautiful promises for us. We are just waiting to unfold the greatness that he has for our family.