Monday, June 30, 2008

MRI moved up

Even with the new pain medicines Jess has been in as much pain as she has ever been. The good news is that she was able to move up the MRI to tomorrow and Dr. Bruel to Wednesday.

I keep waiting to write "Jess enjoyed pool therapy today." So far I haven't been able to. The latest hang-up happened Friday when they told us it would cost $400 a day for pool therapy. At first we thought our share of that would be $80 since they said our share would be 20%. Then it got interesting the insurance would only pay $50 of the visit-- which would mean us paying $350. Thankfully we have a really good case manager at Jessa's insurance who is working on it-- I'm hoping I will be able to write "Jess enjoyed pool therapy soon."

The best thing about today is someone came to our house today to cut Jessa's hair (thanks Karen). Here's proof that she looks good.

I thought you might like to see some of the modifications that have been done to our house. The door to this bathroom was widened quite a bit.

The bathroom was all carpet before. Here you can see the new tile.

Here you can see the wood laminate in our bedroom. It's also in the hall and living room. I took off the bed frame to make it easier for Jess to get into bed.

Finally you can see the sweet ramp that my friend Alex made. Of course if Jess improves her wheelies a bit, she may not need any ramps anymore:)


Pat Cooper said...

Jake and Jess, when Mark and I pray for you we are always aware that you are in uncharted territory. We think that because you are way out on the limb with faith, that God is showing you amazing things that the rest of us don't get to see. Miraculous provisions, faith in the unseen and not the seen, vision in the eternal and not the temporary things that we look at...we plead each day that God opens your eyes to the incredible provision that He is giving through friends and family.I always think of the story of Abraham when God tested him in his most vulnerable area, his only son Isaac. When Abraham was obedient, even in that, God exploded the impact for generations to come. Trust that God is impacting more people in your short lives than you can imagine.

Anonymous said...


Just caught up by reading your blogs! Your steadfastness, unwavering faith and rejoicing in the midst of the battle are an inspiration to all. Christ in you, the hope of glory - Col 1:27. We pray that the resurrection power of God touch and heal your body and many will come to know Christ more thru your journey - Phil 3:10.

Ron & Phyllis Overton

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful. I remember the moment I set my eyes on you my first thought was, I didn't know tiny babies could be so beautiful. Then your heart grew as lovely as your smile and now everyone who meets you loves you. But I loved you first...on Earth. God loves you more, and I try to remember that every day. He out loves me. That is the biggest miracle of all. That God can out love a mother's love. I just want you to know you are beautiful, and when ever I look at you, that's all I see, inside and out.
Love you,

Amy said...

I just want to say "Amen" to these other comments. I don't have much else to add. Except this: tell your mom that I love her and am praying for her. Her comment reminded me that I would need lots of prayer if one of my boys were having the journey you are. We moms gotta stick together and lean on Jesus. :-)