Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jess is Home

Jess got to go home about 1:00 today. Even though she has not been able to walk, she had previously been able to transfer by herself. Now that her lower half is paralyzed she needs help. However, she is determined and her upper body is strong, so I think that she will quickly be able to do more on her own. She already surprised at least one nurse. Last night she wanted to see if she could sit up, so she did then she scooted herself back until she was able to lay down. Her nurse said that she had never seen anyone with as little lower body function as she has be able to do that so quickly; she added that people with much more mobility than her couldn't do what she just did. The plan is to continue brain radiation tomorrow and to continue praying. She can already move her toes more today than yesterday.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I am so glad that you are at home with your family. I pray an abundance of blessings on you and your family this week as you continue your radiation. I pray that the feeling will return to your legs and that your pain will be minimal. I also pray that you will enjoy each and every moment with your friends and family. Have a great week.

Love,
Beth

Lynne said...

I can see why the nurse might be surprised...but we all know that Jess is amazing and one determined lady! So glad Bob is there for the homecoming. We send our love.

Lynne and Dave

Nancy said...

Welcome home, Jess!
You are one amazing woman. My heart is filled with hopes and prayers for you each day.

Nancy Oakley
(your Mom's friend)

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jessica! I totally agree with Lynne, you showed the nurses what we all know about you - that you are truly amazing. Since you were a baby you have been determined - we are all behind you jess, especially in the most challenging times. Wishing much love support and encouragement!!

All our love,
The Yetters

Anonymous said...

Someone at church today ws noting how different our actual weather this weekend has been from the forecast. He compared that to our life in Christ. The world (be it doctors, friends, family, etc.) may predict/ forecast one thing ... but our GOD is in charge of what actually happens!
He reminded us how the disciples must have felt as Christ hung dead on the cross, clingining to what was expected rather than grasping His promise to rise in 3 days...

How similiarly we may feel in our darkest hour - let's remember how God completely reversed the "forecast" as He ressurected Christ from the dead!!!

Let's not grow weary in the fight!

Wendy

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I am so glad that you are in the comforts of your own home now. Praying for a day filled with joy and peace.

Lisa Smith

Anonymous said...

Today in BSF, our leader reminded us that fear and faith can't occupy the same space, that God has already gone ahead and prepared tomorrow, and that our God is the God of the impossible. I think Jesus was talking to us tonight. I am thanking Jesus for His promises and that Jess is home!!!

Aunt Sandy

Anonymous said...

I Love you so much Jessa.. xoxoxo

Aunt Pam

Anonymous said...

We continue to think of you and pray for you all. Glad you're home. By the way, I pull up your blog often to just listen to your play list. You have great taste.

David J