Saturday, October 25, 2008

Continuous Care

Jessa' sister and brother are in town. It was really pretty cool because Jess has been out of it all day, but when she saw them her face lit up and she called them by name.

The good news is that even with the switching over of pain mains, her pain has still been managed. The bad news is that since Jessa's incoherence and sleepiness is still present we know that it is due to brain tumors and not a side effect of medicine. Starting tomorrow, she will start have an LVN caring for her round the clock.

So what did God tell me about Jess? Very early on He told me that I would marry her. When I told Jess that she wasn't so certain, after all we had barely started dating. Jess and I liked each other but if God hadn't said something I wouldn't have thought of a lifetime commitment then. Tomorrow I will tell you why it is so important that I know that because it turned out Jess wasn't joking about something.


Anonymous said...

Just thinking about you, Jess, and the girls every minute of every day...
Cathy Batlle and family

Anonymous said...

Jake, I was thinking this morning how much Jessa loves praise songs to Jesus. I heard her ask you to sing last night. Maybe you could place her computer close by so she could hear the songs she posted to her blog. Praise songs bring so much comfort and I bet would keep those stupid nightmares far away. Praying today specifically for peace, wisdom and that we each grow closer to Jesus and lean on Him through watching Jessa through her journey.

Aunt Sandy

Anonymous said...

You all stay in my thoughts and prayers through-out the day. May our Lord keep carrying you through this time.

Love and Prayers
Janet T.

Tessa said...

Jake, I will sing praise to Jesus today for Jess and you and all of your precious family. Right now, please tell Jess that I love her, even if she isn't lucid, and that I am thanking God for her and asking him to start the parade because she is coming home. Love you!


Anonymous said...

I'm such a holdout!! I know even now that if God chooses to He can heal Jess and so many people would be aware that it came only from HIM! But if he chooses to bring her home to heal her I know too that many people will celebrate her homegoing! The first thing I want to do each morning is view this blog. You and your family are brought to my mind so many times each day and sometimes the only thing I know to pray is "Thy will be done" which is the prayer that never fails. May God draw you, Jake, and Jessica and the girls right up next to His side where you can hear him whisper in your ear and you can hear his heart beat as He weeps for your pain and sings over you! In God's Love, Marilyn Whitted

Joy said...

One of our favorite songs is "Come to Jesus". It is about the different "stages" in our lives and how Jesus is always there for us. We found this video on YouTube a few days ago.

We are praying that the nightmares will go away and that you will have a painfree weekend.
With Love,

The Stewarts

Tammy said...

Praying for you all and thinking of you. Love ya!
Tammy Glover

Anonymous said...

Dear Jess and Jake, Tom and I continue to have you in our thoughts and Prayers. I am a R.N., with Hospice in my background. What special people they are. We are walking softly beside you on your journey. Bless you for keeping so many of us up to date on your happenings. The gift of seeing such faith is awesome. Your children are so precious. Our love to you and the family. Tom & Sue McComb

Lynne said...

Jake and Jess -- We have been traveling and did not have web access..We are so glad that Cindy, Chris and Elizabeth are there for a visit. We send our love and prayers fro Jess to be comfortable.
with all our love, Dave and Lynne

Anonymous said...

Jake, Jess and Girls-

Thoughts and prayers for you all flood my heart and mind every time I pray and sing praise to the Father! Will pray specifically for the nightmares-may God hold you close!

Heather Brooks

Anonymous said...

Jess, you and the family are always in my prayers. God Bless.

Nita Cobb said...

"Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow,
And I know who holds my hand."

Ira F. Stamphill

You and your family continue to be in my prayers.

Meaghan said...

Hi my name is meaghan and I am a recent cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with 3b cervical cancer at age 28. I just wanted to stop in and say hello and let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have a blog about my cancer journey:

I also started a new online coffee shop business and we are doing fundraising for various cancer charities. If you want to check it out


Anonymous said...

Jake,You all continue to be in my thoughts & prayers. I pray that Jess is comfortable.

Anonymous said...

Hi Precious Jessica,

I love you! Jessica you have been an inspiration to me for a long time! When I see your beautiful face it puts a smile in my heart:) I am so blessed to know you! I pray that God surrounds you with an extra hedge of protection. I pray for God to guard your beautiful mind against the enemies attacks. I pray for you to have sweet dreams:) Hi Girls, I love y'all! Jake, I pray that God will bless you with an overabundance of strength. You are doing a great job taking care of Jessica and the girls! Love Y'all, pam g.