Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pray for Jess to be Comfortable

Jess was pretty uncomfortable today-- she couldn't get comfortable in her bed and just plain felt lousy. Please pray that she would feel better tomorrow I know that would lift her spirits. There were several things to be thankful for today. There were two new developments: 1st Jess started feeling good tingles down her legs ( I say good because before she lost the use of her legs she was feeling bad tingles that felt like her legs were going to sleep) and 2nd she was able to tell which direction the doctor was moving her toes. The oncologist came into tonight and was able to help Jess understand what was going to happen next (thank you Wendy for praying for this specifically). She was feeling aprehensive about not having a plan and he helped her feel much calmer. Here's the plan: stabilize her backbone with rods and screws. In about two weeks radiate the three problem areas in her vertebrate-- one in her neck, one in her mid-back (we found out from him that she actually has fractures in that area on vertebrae that were not taken out), and one in her lower back. They will also radiate her hip which (and I'm sorry I don't know which parts were broken) is broken in several places. In the meantime they are going to be treating her cancer systemically with hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is generally not very aggressive and usually takes awhile to have an effect, but her oncologist (actually she also has another oncologist here who is a female) wants to be treating her while Jess is healing from surgery. He said he would tell us more details about the hormone therapy tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

"In the morning , O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." Psalm 5:3
We will continue to pray... in "expectation"!
Bryan Gerzsenyi

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake,
Thanks for the update. When I talked to my mom last night Bryn had just finished a big bowl of chocolate ice cream (1/2 of it ws on her, and 1/2 on me maw).

You all are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of you.
Love, Janette

Anonymous said...

For Jess,
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray for Jess' immediate comfort and for continuous healing! Jess is so brave and I just pray that she knows that You are watching over her along with all her friends and family! May you dear Lord Bless and give knowledge and strength to each and every medical provider and Doctor that is overseeing her care! I also pray for Jake's strength and continued vigilence as he helps Jess and his family through this difficult time! May you, oh God, bring joy in some way to someone through this situation!

In Jesus name I pray,
Love and prayers,
Dawn Pinkerton (MOPS group)

Anonymous said...

As always, you are on our prayer list at church and constantly in our thoughts. I have just recently met Jessica, and what a trooper she is. We are now members of the Wood community, but are old Corey alumni....so Judy, you are in our prayers as well. Let us know what we can do "here" to help.
The Oberkrom family

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake,
I'm happy to read of the progress in these latest updates...and what extraordinary support from the many that love you. We will see you all soon.


Ron & Sherrie