Family makes every moment count with terminal son

Parents of new babies may spend the holiday season preparing for the first Christmas. They’ll hang special ornaments and shop for the perfect gift.

Instead Jessica Mack and Andrew Gary’s son’s first will be his last.

They monitor Jaxon Gary’s heart rate and oxygen levels. They administer medication to their son three times a day. They clean his gastro-jejunal tube twice a day. They drive to Grand Rapids four times a month for doctor appointments.

Jaxon is in hospice care at 7 months old.