Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Feeling More Comfortable

Jess had a much better day today. She was much more comfortable (thank you prayer warriors!)-- just tired. Her neurosurgeon talked to us tonight-- he is shooting for Friday for the surgery where he will put in screws and rods to stabilize her spine. He said it would take less than two weeks for her to heal from the surgery and then she will be able to fly back, hopefully on some kind of medical flight. Emotionally this provided a big boost to Jess today-- she has been dreading sitting up for the three hour flight-- and the spinal surgery has just compounded that dread. Also providing a big boost is Katelyn coming in tomorrow night for the weekend. Jess really, really misses our daughters. Jadyn and Bryn are too young to visit Jess in ICU (the age limit is ten) so they will be enjoying a weekend of camping with friends. Jess got to talk to the Yikes (Younger Kaylor Kids) tonight which was both relieving and awesome for Jess tonight. No cell phones are allowed in ICU, but her nurse set up a phone where she could talk to them. If you would like to send a message to Jessica, you can still do so even though she has no Internet accesss. You can send a message through Scripps which will print out your message and deliver it to Jess. The web address that you will need to go to is http://www.scrippshealth.org/emailpatient.asp
The big prayer request is to pray for Jessa's upcoming surgery. Jess has such an awesome surgeon it's easy to forget that he is operating on her spine-- so pray for steady hands and success in stabilizing her spine!

6 comments:

Lynne said...

wonderful news Jake...I will send Jess a message, Krista is also planning to stop by on Saturday for a short visit. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Great news about the medical flight home to Texas.
Love, Lynne and Dave

Natalie said...

Wow, a medical flight! Looks like Aunt Sandy's prayers were answered! We will keep praying for all of you.

Anonymous said...

You all are the strongest, most courageous people! I pray that God will continue to bless you and protect your family. You are an example of faith to all the rest of us! We will keep praying for Jessica and for your family!

Sean and Kristi Paul

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts are with your entire family!

Tracie Wankowicz (Caitlyn's mother)

Carla said...

This blog shows a lot of people who are praying for you. There are countless more who you don't even know about who are lifting all of your names up to our Lord Jesus on a daily basis. The Lindbergs are just a few of that unnumbered bunch. Thanks to Sandy for leading the way for us to be on our knees on your behalf. You are all obviously loved here on earth - how much more by our Heavenly Father who works all things for our good.

Today I am praying Psalm 73 for you and your family. Your example of holding onto your hope in God speaks volumes to those of us whose hope is sometimes shaken over less. Praise God who tells us in Hebrews 6:19-20 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Apparantly, Sandy isn't leading this prayer effort - Jesus is!! He went before us and has entered ON OUR BEHALF! Wow...

Amazed by His awesome love,
Carla Lindberg

Lauire D said...

Jessica and Jake,
I am praying for you and your girls daily - Keep looking up - Jesus is right there watching over this entire event. It will be great to have you home here in Arlington.

Laurie Dotson (Jadyn's Sunday school teacher)