We Need Prayers for 4-Year-Old Jack, Please!

We Need Prayers for 4-Year-Old Jack, Please!

Four of our family members have Covid. Two adults and two toddlers.

Adult #1. Loss of smell and odd taste issues (candy tastes like chemicals), and some fatigue. No other symptoms. She is taking care of everyone else. I volunteered to come help since I’ve already had Covid but she was afraid I might get sick all over again.

Adult #2. VERY ill last weekend and early this week. Had a fever and confusion (Covid brain), sore throat, coughing, etc. Could not sleep. A bit better the past couple of days but still coughing and having back spasms (very common with Covid – we had those really bad, too). The back spasms are like charley horses in the back. LOTS of them at the same time. Your entire back cinches up and it literally takes your breath away. Scary and very painful because nobody (that we know) has experienced this odd symptom with other illnesses in the past.

Child #1. Age 2. Fever, runny nose, coughing, and had energy, an appetite, and was in good spirits…until this morning. She woke up screaming. We think it’s back spasms. They curled her up in a ball and she felt better after that. The fetal position stretches out the back muscles. She also gets swollen eyes when she is ill so that symptom was not alarming.

Child #2. Age 4. Jack. He had a fever and a sore throat a week and a half ago. We think  he’s the one who caught it first. He seemed better, but then got worse again. He’s had it the worst in the family. A fever, horrible cough throughout, and very bad back spasms that had him up crying last night. He said his tummy hurt but then he pointed to his lower back. His daddy was up watching him last night, very worried. Two days ago, he was listless and very ill. He had more energy yesterday but last night was a rough one.

Adult #1 has been trying everything to get the kids to eat something – anything. They have no appetite.

If you are a praying person, please pray for our family. We would very, very much appreciate it.


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15 Responses to "We Need Prayers for 4-Year-Old Jack, Please!"

  1. Zack Carden  December 19, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Ang, it’s an honor to pray for you and your family, especially Jack. HEAL HIM UP, LORD!

  2. Doreen  December 13, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Prayers for a return to good health for your family, especially for little Jack who seems to be struggling the most. We ask that God watch over them and heal them and bring comfort and relief to the caretakers and to those who must helplessly stand by watching and worrying.

  3. Johnny Townsend  December 13, 2021 at 5:03 am

    I asked a couple of my friends who still go to our faith’s temple to pray for your family in their prayer circle. Wishing you all the best.

  4. Cheryl Tuskes  December 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I will keep your family members in my prayers. Especially little Jack.

    I hope they get well soon.

  5. Laure Loring  December 12, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Oh my goodness Angie! Randy and I send all our love, healing energy and prayers for the little ones and adult, too. God will see them through.

  6. Kim  December 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm


  7. Ray A LaVay  December 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Prayers and blessings for the caregivers.

  8. Toni Downen  December 12, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Covid is such a frightening thing to go through at any age. Sending prayers and love. Toni

  9. Michael Jasper  December 12, 2021 at 3:10 am

    So sorry to learn of the Covid cases in your family. I am praying for all of you to have fast healing and the comfort of God’s presence. Blessed Be.

  10. Ann McAllister Clark  December 11, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Prayers coming from our home to your family tonight. Ann M Clark

  11. Mike Michelsen  December 11, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    I’m one guy who does believe in the power of prayer. I’ve seen it work. I will keep Jack, et.al, in my prayers. Keep us posted.

  12. Debbie Grimshaw  December 11, 2021 at 1:06 pm


  13. Terry  December 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Praying for your family’s quick and full recovery

  14. Donna Deines  December 11, 2021 at 11:53 am


  15. Wendy H.  December 10, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Angela, Brian, and family . . . .
    Prayers in abundance are coming your way!
    This is dreadful news. My heart goes out to everyone suffering with this illness.
    May healing come quickly for all, especially the little ones.