Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two Steps Closer to Coming Home

Before, today I had been expecting the infection doctor to say any time now that Jess would be scheduled to have her infected port taken out. Today though Jess surprised me when she said the labs came back and her port is no longer infected. She has been taking antibiotics, but the doctor had said that there was only a small chance they would work.

Also before today I was not expecting Jess to be able to get blood after she goes on hospice, but our insurance approved it. This is a big deal because Jessa's bone marrow is infected with tumors and is no longer able to do its job. Jess has had four units of blood since she has been in the hospital and two units the week prior to going in.

The last two things on the list before Jess gets to come home are 1. we need to sign with a hospice program (which I think will happen tomorrow-- I'm pretty sure I know which one but I'm going to wait to say it until the papers are finalized) and 2. the pain doctor has to make sure her pain will be under control (it was about a five or six tonight)

I appreciate your prayers.


Natalie said...

good thing that when there is only a small chance we have a very big God! glad to hear that yall are two steps closer to being home. we will keep praying!

Mike Or Cherie Stephenson said...

So glad to hear the antibiotics are working and Jessica will not have to have the port removed. Please know you guys are in my thoughts and prayers every moment of the day.

Cherie S.

Lynne said...

It looks like things are moving ahead and you will all be together soon...at home.. With prayers and love,
Dave and Lynne

Anonymous said...

If you would like to email Jessica at the hospital - the link is below. She is at Harris Methodist Fort Worth. Remember to take the time to do it today (Wednesday), because she may be home soon!



laurie dotson said...

I am praying for all of you during this time. You both are so strong and I know God is answering your prayers by giving you strength.

Anonymous said...

so thankful Jess is closer to coming home and that her port is no longer infected. We are thinking about you and praying for you constantly. Love, Jeanette

Alpha 1 Vann Clan said...

Good news! You all continue to be in our daily thoughts and prayers. Jake, I'll pray for wisdom for you as you choose hospice.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jessica
I just wanted to tell you how many womens lives you have changed...women who have never met you.
I run the women's bootcamp at Wood that your Mother and Aunt Sandy did.At camp,we have talked about what an amazing and strong woman you are...to have fought this disease for as long as you have...with a smile on your face.You have taught ALL of us to appreciate our borrowed time on earth.The women have learned that their temples are a blessing from God,and right now,they have the strength to move them,and to take care of them....and even though your body may not be able to move with us...your STRENGTH has changed our lives!!!!!
Thank you for being such a blessing to us!!!
With great respect,
Mary Cope

Anonymous said...

My daughter got numerous text messages to wear pink to school today to support Jessica Kaylor. I had not checked your blog in several weeks and when I did today I found out why and about the fundraiser at the 8th grade volleyball game tonight. We will be there to support the Kaylor family. Would it help to make a directed blood donation for Jessica? You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Margie Wilson

Anonymous said...

Jessica and Jake,
Even though I don't know you all that well, the Lord really brought you to mind today at BSF as we sang the hymn Abide with Me. Here are the words to the first and last verse - I hope they bring you peace and joy. You have really been such a great example of how to focus on the blessings of God and accept that His ways are not our ways - but in ALL things, He abides with us.
Lisa Parnell

Abide with me. Fast falls the even tide, the darkness deepens; Lord abide with me.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help the helpless, oh abide in me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes, shine through the gloom and point me to the skies. Heaven's morning breaks and Earth's vain shadows flee. In Life, In death, O Lord, Abide in Me.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I am not quite sure what to even say as words fail me when I look at the amazing grace of the Kaylor family. Sandra Frank, a sweet friend once gave me a saying that when I read it reminds me of Jessa. "Lord, let those who know me but don't know Jesus come to know Jesus because they know me." Jessa, you are a reflection of the Lord. All is well, sweet Jessa. Your entire family is covered as we continue to storm Heaven in honor of you.

Aunt Sandy

Anonymous said...

jake and jessica,
it was amazing to see all the pink today at young. what a blessing to have students like these to teach. i hope you felt loved today.

praying for y'all daily,
holly riggs