If you could, please keep my friend's son in your prayers and thoughts. "Squeaker", as she nicknamed him, is only 5 years old, but on Wednesday he faces a brain surgery.
Squeaker was diagnosed with autism this year and was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation (type 1) two years ago. This malformation is what is sending him to surgery just a few days before Christmas.
Tim & I are going to go down to visit our friends as soon as I get off of work on Wednesday. While I am thrilled to see them again (it's been 5 years- yes, we've never met Squeaker, but I do remember him as a bulge in his Mama's belly) I'd happily never see them again if it meant we wouldn't be headed to a hospital.
So if you get an opportunity today, tomorrow or any day, please think of Squeaker and his family!
ETA: Squeaker is out of surgery! Things went more quickly than they expected and he's out early. No incidents, hooray!