Monday, March 24, 2008

Get Her Some Boots 'Cause Her Feet Our Dancing

Just her moving her toes on just one foot would have been enough today to make it perfect. However, it became an amazing day when Jess was able to move both her feet today from side to side. Our family that is here have already given thanks that Jess did not get on the plane earlier. What if during her transfer she had permanent damage? We are also very grateful that she was able to have such a wonderful surgeon in San Diego. We now know that Jess fell because of pressure on her spinal cord which caused her legs to not work right.

I wasn't very clear when I talked to my dad about further treatment. There is no plan to treat her hip until after her spine is taken care of. Now that she has movement she will have metal inserts put in to stabilize her back. Then the doctors here will see what they can do to treat her hip and her cancer in general before we return home.

I am very grateful for my principal at my school, the parents of the kids on the soccer team I coach, for family taking care of my three darling girls, but I am especially grateful to YOU for praying. This has been a very difficult week and prayer has made all difference.

I have about a zillion other things to say but my brain has refused to keep working, so good night.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praising and thanking God with you! Give those feet a little tickle from us! Love in Christ Garry ,Jeanette, Jordan, Josh and Emily

Lynne said...

blessings Jake...Hugs to Jess!!
thank you for the wonderful report...we're all for DANCING!!! Love, Dave and Lynne

Parker5gang said...

We are praising God!!! All the angels in heaving are dancing too!!! Let us know if there is anything we can do. WE miss you guys!!
Parker Family

Anonymous said...

Jake,

That is great news! We pray the next procedures go smoothly and y'all can be home soon. Y'all are missed!

The Casas

McCullough Family said...

We are so glad to hear this! We are praying...I even woke up several times in the night and was sure it was God having me pray. May He continue to give you both strength and peace and wisdom!
Carrie & Dan

Anonymous said...

I read the latest blog entry with tears streaming down my face. That's great news and we'll keep on praying.
Mil (from NY)

Liz "TotheMax" said...

Crying as I read this. God is so good to provide even when we don't understand the whys and hows. Thanks for the encouragement of faith. We will keep praying for miracles. "Above and beyond our expectations..." Love Liz

admccomb said...

YEAH! Do you know where they're going to put the supports on her spine and what part of her hip she actually damaged? Sorry...I study this stuff so I'm intrigued. Are they going to have to fuse any of the vertebrae or are they going to put a rod in her back? I'm so glad she's improving...give her a hug for me!

Janelle said...

I'm so glad to read the good news! Please let me know if there's anything we can do!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!! I am praying specifically that God will use the oncologist at the hospital to shed new insight.

Believing,

Wendy Smith

Tessa said...

Yeah God! Yeah Jess!

Natalie said...

that is great news! thanks for keeping us updated! give Jess our love.