Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 6 of Recovery

Good Morning Prayer Warriors,

This adventure reminds me of a roller coaster. Last evening Jesse was sitting up and feeling very little pain from her spinal tap. We decided to cut the rest of her hair since it was coming out anyway. I borrowed a pair of scissors and proceeded to be a blind "Edward Scissors Hands" (it's a movie) but my creation wasn't exactly a work of art. Mom will bring my shears and fix. It felt like we were riding a fast roller coaster down a steep straight decline. The kind you put your hands up a scream (cause it's fun). That was last evening for us. The twinkle was back in Jesse's eye and her killer smile that stops traffic. Her temp was normal! Her ANC number is 8! She hasn't thrown up for 20 hours! And the best miracle was she went potty and didn't poop! We were on the best ride ever! My hands were raised high and I was saying Weeeeee thank you Lord.

Her temp did get up to 104.6 last night (as the roller coaster headed up the hill) but with an ice bag it has come down a little. There was no accidents in bed and, like I said before, she hasn't thrown up.

Today's menu has a Cat Scan for the main coarse. I am sure there will be a side of antibiotics and what ever she eats through a tube for dessert. If she feels like it I will ask for broth and crackers (for a special treat) on our way to a cheese burger in the future.

I want to thank everyone for all of their support. A special thanks goes out today to all of my A&P family for all they have done for me and my family. There is people stepping up and helping with my responsibilities with warranty items and getting my next job ready to start. My good friend Joe Baranski even cleaned my pool (I don't know how he knew). What company do you know of that would allow you to stay in the Hospital with your child for 3 weeks and pay you for it. A&P is awesome!! I am doing as much preparation as I can from here (with my plans rolled out on my bed) and following things through email but I am humbled by their heart of support.

We all called it right. She is beautiful bald. Her inner beauty just shines. Besides...she's got a great looking mellon. We talked last night about (and this might be hard for some to understand) what a privilege it is that God would choose Jesse to be a beacon or light that would effect so many. That God's blessing would pour out to so many through her trials. That maybe someone would find there way to the Lord through this light and ministry that has started. Parents hugging their kids more and telling them how much they are loved might be part of the blessing coming from all of this. People praying for Jesse that might pray for others that God lays on their heart (that they might not of) could be part of this plan. We are in Gods hands in all of this. He receives all the Glory and, again it might sound weird to some but, he gets my thanks for using my baby to further his ministry.

I Love my little girl with all that I am.


Darla said...

Hey Jesse, I told you were a celeb! Love ya girl, and I hope you know it!

I dug through some old pictures and found the one of you and Meg wearing GRILLZ. LOL Meg is going to help me put them up for you to see.

LOL I hope they give you some chicken both - it is the best. TTYL


lynnmosher said...

Jesse, You are a beautiful young lady...inside and out. And it's the inside that counts. May the Lord bless you with healing. Be blessed, dear one...Lynn

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of this. The heartfelt things you write are such an encouragement. Only God can strengthen you all through this and it is so evident in your writings that He is!!
It's a blessing to know what Jesse is doing each day so that we know how to pray. We will be anxious to hear about the CAT scan.
Jesse, I am sure you are more beautiful now than ever before!
All our love and continued prayers,
The Turner's

Anonymous said...

Hello Beautiful,

It is Sammy. My goodness it has been a long time since I have seen you. You are just as beautiful as ever. The Lord is shining through you. Jesse, one verse that I trust the Lord will speak into your heart is Lamentations 3:24. "The Lord is my portion" says my soul, therefore I hope in Him. He is your King, your redeemer and your hope. He is just enough of what you need every day. Jesse, my prayers are fervent for your health and joy. Be strong.

P.S. Catron Team, long time no see. I love you and miss you all so much!


The Kirkham Family said...


We are so delighted to hear you are on your way to recovering. Can't wait to hear the news on when you're able to eat again. As for your will grow back all the more beautiful and I pray it comes back the way you want it(curly or fine). Although, Matthew does love the bald look on you...he says your very beautiful with or without, I don't think Mark would say that about me :( We Love You Jess! And remember we are praying for you.

robbi said...

Hello Jesse. (and family) You do not know me but I am related to Melissa, Cory's wife in Texas. She told me about you and through her I have come to know that you are a very strong and courageous and beautiful young lady. I check your web site daily and am amazed at your strength and your faith. I am sure without a doubt that this battle is a tough one but I also am sure it is your battle to win. With your faith and the lord on your side all the way, you just can not lose, sweet girl. I thank you for allowing me to have the chance to make my own faith a little stronger. Just checking in on you each day and hearing of your strides is something I look forward to. I will continue to pray for you and your amazing family. I will also continue to check up on you and can not wait for the end of this battle and your victory!!! Hang in there, hold your head high and stay strong cutie pie!! God has blessed you and you bless everyone around you. I can see that all the way from Texas.

Erica said...

WAHOO! So glad to here your ANC is up and your feeling a little better! Thank you Jesus!!

Your one amazing lady! God has big plans for you my friend! Its an honor to walk this road with you, your family, and its a blessing to pray for you. Keep fighting, stay strong, and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He is the author and finisher or our faith!

Philippians 1:6
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Love you girl!