Update: 8/5/19: Mighty Max is doing well, PTL! He is going back to the hospital this week for further testing of his lungs and eyes. Please pray that he gets good reports. Please also pray that he will have the reservoir removed from his head.
Update! 6/18/19 - Mighty Max is doing great! He is breathing on his own with just a small amount of oxygen now and hopefully will be bottle feeding soon. Then he can go home! All the glory goes to God for the miracles He is working in Mighty Max's life! Please keep the prayers going, for him. Cathy Horling
Monday April 15, 2019: Cathy Horling writes: Mighty Max needs our prayers. He is not able to breathe on his own and the doctors think it is because he has an open heart valve that needs to be closed. Great-grandma Tilly adds: Mighty Max’s surgery for his heart valve will be on Thursday @6:30 am. He’s up to 2lbs 12oz!!!!
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Great-grandma Tilly reports: 'He’s out of surgery and did great!'
4/3/19: 4:42pm: Would you please pray for Mighty Max? An ultrasound of his brain revealed severe swelling and fluid and the doctors want to do surgery right away. Max's mom is asking everyone to pray for a miracle, that the swelling would go down and all fluid is released so no surgery is needed! (Cathy Horling)
He’s gaining weight. Last weigh in he was 1lb 7.2 oz. the Lord has completely healed his intestine and the incision where the drain was is totally closed up and healed. You’d never know it was even there! He is on 15mls of breast milk every 3 hours.
They’re keeping an eye on the bleeding on his brain. The last scan showed no increase of blood so that’s a very good thing! The doctor said “he just keeps surprising us and proving us wrong” he is so active and alert ! When we talk to him he looks us right in the eye he is incredible!
3-1-19 UPDATE! 7:44pm: Max's mom, Samantha, writes: 'God is so faithful! Thank you so so much for putting Mighty Max on your prayer requests Blog! I know it's all about those prayers and God has gotten us this far! He is still doing great! He is off the oscillation ventilator and he's on the standard ventilator. The oscillation one is for critical babies so we are beyond excited that he is no longer on that one. He is getting 1.5 mls of breast milk now and tolerating it very well - another prayer answered!' Please continue to pray for Samantha and Jeremy Hopping, the parents of this precious newborn.
2-19-19: 5:30pm: Keep the prayers going for Mighty Max. He continues to defy the doctors (thank you Jesus!) and still needs more prayers and miracles. Cathy Horling.
2/12/19: 5:34pmGlory to God! Thank you Lord and thanks to all of you for praying for "Mighty Max" as he is nicknamed - he is eating and his jaundice is gone! Please continue to pray.. for this precious baby - we can already see God's hand upon him! Blessings to all, Cathy Horling
2/09/19: 10:12pm: Hi everyone, Please pray for baby Max John, who was born prematurely (at about 22 weeks) and is in critical condition. He is the great grandson of Pastors Sam and Tilly Giresi. He only weighed 1lb, 1 oz and now needs a blood transfusion. We know that with God all things are possible. Please petition Him to strengthen this precious baby and cause him to develop normally, for His glory. Amen!. Thanks so much, and blessings to all, Cathy
2/09/19: 9:14am: Please pray they named baby Max (strength) John. Right now he’s in critical condition about to do a blood transfusion thank you, Tilly Giresi (grandma)
The background on baby MaxMax has endured much in his young life. Max is the great grandson of Sam and Tilly Giresi (who , along with her husband Sam, helped in the founding of the Gateway ministry -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKGk5BuZWK0. Their church (House of Mercy Mission) is in Newark.
Gateway reached out to Dr. Jose (Pepe) Arruntagui, a dear friend of the ministry. Dr. Arruntegui suggested the parents offer the hospital a written waiver of personal responsibility and also request use of glucocorticoids in the 22nd week for the babies lungs. Usually a preborn is not administered glucocorticoids until the 23-week. Without this vital information and intervention, the baby may have died.
The hospital accepted the suggested information and baby Max was born on February 8th. and, according to Tilly, "took well to the breathing machine & is now in NIC unit @ Morristown" .
Now Max needs our prayers even more.
Pray also for Samantha and Jeremy Hopping, the parents of this precious newborn,
Cathy Horling writes this: Hi everyone, Please pray for baby Max John, who was born prematurely (at about 22 weeks) and is in critical condition. He is the great grandson of Pastors Sam and Tilly Giresi. He only weighed 1lb, 1 oz and now needs a blood transfusion. We know that with God all things are possible. Please petition Him to strengthen this precious baby and cause him to develop normally, for His glory. Amen! Thanks so much, and blessings to all, Cathy