Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 7 of Recovery 0 ANC

Good Morning,

Oh poor Jesse. As a parent, it is so hard to watch her suffer. Her throat and mouth are covered in soars. I don't think there is any part of her mouth that is not an open wound. Even her tongue has soars and is swollen. Her speech is garbled from the swelling. It sounds like she has a mouth full of marbles. They have given her a suction tube for her mouth so she doesn't have to swallow. She continues to vomit up blood from the soars down her throat bleeding and it running down to her stomach. I asked the nurse if this is as bad as it gets, and she said no-the bone marrow patients have it even worse. I cant imagine what worse is. Jesse still has a rash covering her body and they are trying to figure out which med out of the many she gets is the cause. Jesse's thumb and palm side of her fingers are still swollen and red, but it has not gotten any worse than yesterday. Once her ANC starts coming up, her body will naturally start healing itself. How we wish this was round 5, and the end. It is so hard to think about coming back 2 more times. Dakota is back at home, she woke up yesterday with the sniffles, and immediately left the hospital. She will be at home for the next few days, or until she is well. Thank you all for your prayers and support, even through all of this, we all still have peace.

Much Love,
Team Catron


Lauren said...

Jesse ~ I'm SO sorry to read that you're feeling so terribly. I cannot even imagine. I am just sitting here in earnest prayer b/c I am so sorry. God is with you, and belive me I'm praying for you extra extra extra today!

Allison said...

I'm so sorry, Jesse. Stay strong! My thoughts are always with you!

MJKirkham said...

As a mom my heart breaks for you, I don't even want to image what you're going through. Know that we continue to lift you up everyday and that we love you. Matt seems different, he's more quite around the house and seems to miss you terribly. I pray that you recover quickly and can go home for awhile. Deanna, Clent...there are no words to express what you are both truly going through. Please, remember to constantly look up and remember that you are not alone. We love you guys! Kirkhams

Rachel said...


Although you might not remember me, we were friends in elementary school. When you lived in Estrella Mountain Ranch, we went to the same school and played on the same sports teams. Along with this, we went to the same church, Calvary Chapel.

I heard about you through a friend of ours. I am so sorry that you are having to go through all of this. You are in my prayers. God has a plan for everything in life and all we can do is trust in him. Even though we have not talked in a while, please do not hesitate to ask for anything. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. God bless you!


God's Girl said...

My heart just aches for you Jesse (and mom and dad too). I just feel so bad that you have to go through this. Lord, I continue to pray for Jesse. Help the doctors figure out what meds are causing the rash. I pray that you would touch her body with healing.

Love to you guys!

I just keep getting sick. I have walking pneumonia right now, so when I get healty, I would love to see you.

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Hi Jesse and all of the Catron Clan; I have been so busy talking to the Lord about you, all day, I almost forgot to write to tell you I love you.--Or that we love you. Grandpa loves you dearly also.--I am just use to saying "I", even after almost six years.

Clent or Deanna, when you can, read Psalms 104 with Jesse. To me, it is such a comforting and uplifting chapter. I read how BIG God is, and how the whole earth bows to His will, and I get so excited and blessed because there is NOTHING to hard for God, and nothing bigger that He. And He loves you so very much. Chapter 103 is pretty neat also. We are still praying, praising, and believing, Jesse, that God will not only heal the sore mouth and throat, but strike the root cause of this illness for a complete healing. I asked the Holy Spirit to come and pray for me, as he knows better how to pray than I do; and he did. Don't be discouraged by the pain: YOU WIN!

We love you bushels and pecks and hugs around the necks,

Grandma and Grandpa We hope you are feeling better, too, Dakota. And we love you, too, McKenzie. .