Monday, March 17, 2008

Broken Hip

Jess spent the weekend in California with her dear Aunt Sandy. She was supposed to come back today, but fell and broke her hip. Dr. Haley had recommended that she get a pin put in in to prevent such a thing but frustratingly Jessa's orthopedic surgeon told her on Thursday that she didn't need a pin right now. The plan right now is to have scans to determine whether or not she can fly back and what treatment she'll have. I plan on keeping you updated. In other news, Jess saw a doctor in a research hospital (Mary Crowley at Baylor). He felt like she was a great canidate to try a new medicine next month. Medicines go through three phases of testing before they are approved by the FDA medicine. This medicine is a phase one drug, in fact she would be third person ever to try it. Over the last year and a half no traditional chemo medicine has been effective in slowing or preventing the cancer from growing, so we are hoping and praying that this will be one will work. If it works it will actually repair the damaged DNA in the cancer cells.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear about Jess. Bless her heart. I will continue to send healing thoughts and prayer your way. You are all loved. At least we know that Jesus is by her side and that Jess has someone to lean on.

Amy said...

Hey Jake,
We are praying for all of you. Please send our love to Jess.
-Amy, Erik, Luke and Paul

Liz "TotheMax" said...

Hi Jacob,

I had the pleasure of meeting your wife at the YSC convention last month. She is wonderful (of course you know that!!) We have been emailing back and forth and speaking on the phone a few times. In fact I talked to her last Thursday night after I got bad scan results. She was a great comfort. I am angry that she broke her hip. How frustrating!! I will pray for a wise resolution for you guys.
My mom lives in San Diego if there is anything I can do please let me know. Jess has my contct info.
Liz in Portland , OR

Natalie said...

Jake and Jessica, we are praying for you! Jake, if you need anything please feel free to give us a call. Love, Natalie and David Dickey

me said...

Jake & Jessica,

I am sooo sorry to hear this. Lots of prayers and hugs for you all!

Amy
(kentuckygirl from YSC)

Suebele from YSC said...

Hi Jess,

This is Susan from YSC that ate lunch with you on Sunday. So sorry to hear about the hip. Praying for you. Great to hear about the treatment of fixing the DNA, just been reading a lot about this. So glad you are getting an opportunity to try it!
Take Care!
Susan

Anonymous said...

Jake, Jess,and girls,
I am praying for you all right now. Please know that I will pray that Jessica gets home quickly and that her pain is controlled until she is able to see someone in TX. I will also pray for peace for you all right now, as I am sure emotions are running high. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hang in there!
Gretchen Foster

Amy Sayegh said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your hip. I hope you don't have too much pain, and that it is manageable. I think about you every day and pray for strength for you and your family. The new trial sounds great! Hope you get to do it.
I saw Aunt Janette in church on Sunday. She looks great! I know she misses you so much.
Love,
Amy (in New York)

Anonymous said...

My name is Melissa Overbay. I had the pleasure to meet Jessica at the Houston MD Anderson Metastatic Conference this past Nov 07. I'm 36 was diagnosed stage Iv mets to spine. I have 5 children. Jessica was one of a group that we had dinner together and wonderful conversations and just being us . She was such a joy and delightful person. She spoke so highly of her husband and children. She is truly a beautiful person. I am so sorry for her recent medical issues. Please know that she and her family are in my thought and continual prayers. God Bless and we pray for GREAT things!!!!!