Saturday, September 13, 2008


Jess had an MRI as well as a CT scan. What the scans show is there is very little space for her spinal cord in her L1 vetebrate. A neurosurgeon came in and said that surgery would do more harm than good. He also said that her spinal cord was not injured during the surgery but rather during transferring Jess and happened because of the problem at L1. The plan right now is for Jess to go home tomorrow and to still have brain radiation on Monday. Right now she can move her toes but not her legs. Keep us in your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jake/Jess:

I am not certain what that means for Jess going forward but I take comfort that God does. I am praying for a great night's sleep for Jess and that she is able to come home tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

"I lift up my eyes to the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

My prayer is that He will carry your burden today and give you rest and peace that passes all understanding.

Lisa Smith

Anonymous said...

Praying God's grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made perfect in weakness 2 Cor. 12:9.

Thank you Lord that when all we can do is cry out "the Holy Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Rom. 8:26-27

Crying and praying with you,
Liz Massey

Anonymous said...

At all times, and at this unfathomably difficult time…
You, Lord, are our Shepherd.
In you, we have all we need.
You let us rest in green
meadows even when chaos
presses in from every

In the darkness of the most desolate places,
You, Loving Father, lead us
beside peaceful
streams, renewing our
strength when we have
come to the end of
All honor and glory is to You
as You guide us along the right path.

Even when we walk through the darkest valleys,
we will not fear,
for You are close beside us.

Your rod and Your staff are constant reminders of Your protection over us …
What comfort you bring!

Bountiful blessings are laid before us even in the presence of our enemies.

Our lives are filled to overflowing with Your blessings.

Lord, we are confident that Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue us always.

And we will be forever safe in Your presence.

Psalm 23 adapted (WS 9/13/08)

Standing in the gap, for I know not what else to do.

Love, hope, and faith ...
Wendy Smith

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jake and Jessica and your loving family. I pray for feeling in your legs Jess, I pray for extra strength and rest for Jake and I pray for understanding for your lovely girls. May God continue to lift you up and give all of you continued strength and hope.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jessica,
Thank you for loving Jesus and for trusting in Him. You are very precious to Him.
I am praying for you.
(Sarah's friend)

"Never will I leave you;
Never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

"I will not in any way fail
you nor give you up nor leave
you without support. I will
not, I will not, I will not
in any degree leave you
helpless, nor forsake nor
let you down (relax My hold
on you). Assuredly not!"

Anonymous said...

Praying with persistance today for jess and family...and waiting in expectation!

"In the morning, Oh Lord, you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly." ~ Psalm 5:3

It is reassurring to know God's promise... that "joy comes in the morning!" ~ Psalm 30:5

Praying for a restfull day at home with loved ones,

Your Friend,
Lisa Smith

Anonymous said...

A new day....yea! Jessa, today we pray for a painfree, restful day filled with hope and three squealing girls who will be thrilled to have their mom home!

Love you,
Aunt Sandy

Happy almost birthday!