Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Happy Slurpee Day!

It's hard to have a bad day when you can enjoy a 7.11 oz free Slurpee from 7-11 all day long on today 7-11! Jess just spent the last 5 days with her aunts, mom, and grandmother in Scottsdale, Arizona. What an awesome time it is when treatment means facials and spas and not radiation and chemo. The trip I think was really good for Jess. UT-Southwest has goofed a little bit lately: they gave her a wrong scan (she didn't need a bone density scan) and gave her two weeks of radiation on her spine instead of two days on her rib. She also has two unwelcome tumors: one a little bit further up on her spine and one on her left rib. Dr. Haley was not very happy about the goof-ups she has always been adamant that Jess get the best treatment available. Jessica's medicines are going to be switched around a bit: there is a new medicine that has passed the clinical stages and it about to be released in the next few weeks.

We leave tonight for Portland, Oregon for ten days to see family. We are really looking forward to rest and renewal: both Jess and I have been exhausted. I appreciate so much your prayers: there has been a renewed movement of people praying for us the last two weeks. The really cool thing is that it hasn't been orchestrated by us, but rather God has been impressing on several people that now is the time to pray. Nothing is impossible with God, so ask BIG.


Anonymous said...

Jake, you could not have said it better - "What an awesome time it is when treatment means facials and spas and not radiation and chemo". It was an awesome time, filled with a lot of laughs.

I love the pictures, and am looking forward to seeing Portland pictures. I know your dad and Cindy (and Lynn) will pamper you also.

Love to all,

Aunt Janette (the one in pink) (=.

p.s. Jess, should I post the videos ( = !!!

Prince Jeremy Ryan Butler said...

You are right, ask God big stuff. Have fun. Remember one thing, you all have a part in my country.