Monday, January 12, 2009

Just in Time!




Good Morning Prayer Warriors,


Dee and Jesse are checking into the Hospital today. Jesse's platelet count is 70 and is very low. Normally that would be to low to admit her but her health is in critical danger. Her Hemoglobin is only 7. That is really low. That is why she has had so much trouble getting around and been so tired. Thet are going to give her an immediate transfusion. She has lost even more weight at home and now she is 122lbs. They have found a Nodule in here lungs. They fear it might be a fungus that years ago would be something that could kill her. They say if it is what they think it is they have medicine for it now. They are going to give her a CT scan tomorrow, if this other medicine helps her feel better, to make sure it's what they think it is. They will also give her a different CT scan, if Jesse can hold down the liquid she has to drink, to check her stomach and see why she is constantly throwing up.


She is in the out patient building for part of today. She has a nice private room with a big TV. But not for long. Her Potassium level is 1.2, which is dangerously low, and her Magnesium level is very low. Her Bellyruben count is extremely high which has to do with her Kidney function. All that TPN must be taking it's toll.


If you can't tell....we are very worried about Jess. Her health at home seemed to us to be pretty bad but we didn't have any way of testing her to see how bad she really was. She went backwards on her stay home this time.


I talked to her on the phone this morning and told her of a really nice guy I met at the gym a while back (ya Mark I'm back in the gym. You think I spanked you in horse bad the last time you were here just wait). Brent told me of his daughter and her heart problems. It really touched my heart to see his emotions for his child (he's a Christian too). He caught me leaving this morning and told me how blessed he was reading the blogs and seeing what Jesse is going through and how she is handling it. Also how it has helped his walk. It came for me at just the right time. He was a messenger from the Lord. I needed someone to prop me up after the weekend we just went through and our conversation, in the middle of the Lobby at the gym, was Heaven sent.


Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers. You don't know how much it helps my family and I during this struggle when we read how much you care. We know the Lord is in control and is with us but it is so dark at times when I see what Jesse is going through that your words of encouragement help lighten the load.


Thanks again and have a blessed day.

12 comments:

Kirkham said...

You're in my prayers Jesse girl!

Mom & Dad hang on to the Lord in ALL things and He will take care of you and your family...remember that in moments such as this you are not alone, we love you all and are diligently praying for Jesse's health.

God Bless You and Prayer Warriors let us constantly petition for every area of their lives, wheather it be physical or monetary...God is good and He WILL supply ALL thy needs according to His riches and Glory!

We Miss you all. Judy

Mark said...

Clent & Jesse

It took me months of practice for me to learn how to purposely miss all those shots when we played horse last month. It takes lot's of skill to just barely miss shots like that, one after the other. I new you were down and I didn't want you to feel any worse. (Does anybody believe me???) Perhaps after Jesse is well you can all take a vacation up north (you'll all deserve it) so I can get you on my home court. I know with Dee's family up here and lot's of old friends still in Oregon, we all can't wait to see the whole family with all this behind you. Jesse as sick as you are, you really do inspire all of us. So many people have read your blog who don't even know you. You touch them, and in return I hope you feel their love and hope for you and your recovery. I will continue sending nothing but positive thoughts and prayers to you all. In the words of the famous Jimmy V, "Don't ever give up!!"

Erica said...

Oh Jesse Girl! Praying praying praying you through this next phase. Praying you through today. Praying for wisdom for the doctors and that they will get just the right medicine for you. Hang on sweet girl!

Clent & Deanna - praying for you two and the girls. This isn't easy I know. May the Lord guide you and strengthen you as you seek His face.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. II Corinthians 12:9

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Hello dear Family,
I have had a few interruptions since I first sat down to write to you. One was a lady calling to tell me that her daughter, who was in a car wreck and the prognosis was not good, is doing VERY good, and with more prayer and time, will be okay. --I praise the Lord!-

I looked in the Bible for a verse of encouragement for you, and I found this; different, maybe, but thought-provoking: Luke 22:42 & 43.'Saying,"Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done." And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him.'
I don't know how many times I have read that, and not really seen the 43rd verse.--That is what God has done for you: He has sent an angel to strengthen each of you, and to stand guard over you. He gives us all we need, when we need it. He is our wonderful, loving, caring, Heavenly Father! I wish I could tell you something really profound that you don't already know, and have you jumping for joy, but I can't.

I can only tell you we love you, hold you close in our hearts, share your pain and joys, and PRAY.

Grandma and Grandpa

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you:

Opinions are like noses; everyone has one, some are just bigger than others.

Grandma

adam said...

HEY JESSE...YOUR STORY IS GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE FALL TO THEIR KNEES. I CAN FEEL IT. YOUR FAITH IN GOD IS HUMBLING. I MISS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. AND DAILY YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. I TEXT DAKOTA TONIGHT AND SHE BRIEFLY FILLED ME IN ON WHAT IS GOING ON. THE POINT OF THIS MESSAGE IS FOR SOME ENCOURAGEMENT. GRANTED YOU MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WHOLE MESSAGE!! HEHE!! ITS GOING TO BE LONG!! LOL.

THE WORD BREAKS DOWN PHYSICAL HEALING OF THE BODY INTO ONE MAIN FOCUS. WHICH IM SURE YOU COULD GUESS WHAT THAT IS!! HEHE GOD! GOD IS THE ULTIMATE HEALER. HERE ARE A FEW SCRIPTURES TO GO ALONG WITH THAT. IF YOU AHVE SOME TIME LOOK THEM UP!! OR GO HERE ITS MY FAVORITE SITE. BIBLEGATEWAY.COM.

DT 32:39
PS 103:3
JER 30:17

THEN IT IS BROKEN DOWN INTO 5 HUMAN FAITH ELEMENTS OF HOW WE CAN COME TO YOUR AID. SOME PEOPLE WILL ALLOW THE FLESH TO GET IN THE WAY.AND HONESTLY THAT IS WHAT I STRUGGLE WITH. I FEEL IN MY FLESH SO MUCH TO LASH OUT AND DO SOMETHING TO MAKE THIS WHOLE THING BETTER. BUT I HAVE TO HAVE SELF-CONTROL. HERE IS WHAT THE WORD SAYS THOSE FIVE ELEMENTS SHOULD BE.
1.FAITH--MT 13:58,MK 5:34, LK 18:42
2.PRAYER--JAS 5:14-16
3.INTERCESION--NU 12:10-15 1KIN 13:6
4.A CHEERFUL HEART-- PRO 17:22
5.POSITIVE WORDS--PRO 16:24

GOD IS ENOUGH Resting in God is achieved by completely trusting Him to provide whatever outcomes He wants for us and then being at peace about it. Either God is enough for us or He is not. And if God is enough for us, then nothing is a threat. Whatever trial we are experiencing, as hard as it may be, our soul will be at peace. "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:5-7 The key to these verses is knowing the Lord is near! that there is my ALL TIME favorite verse. i can come to it whenever i need to and it always brings reassurance that GOD is in control and i should not worry.

ok well i am gonna get a little sleep.. work early tomorrow morning!! AGAIN I MISS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LIKE CRAZY!!!! hope to see you soon!!

LOTS OF LOVE,

ADAM CLASSEN

Kris said...

Jesse and family -

I am Miss Kristi (Jesse, your online English teacher) and I am thankful you shared this website with me. You are an amazing person to have such trials in your life and continue to smile. My heart and prayers are with you each day.

May you always have strength,

Kristi

Anonymous said...

Jesse,
Today I was going through some cards that I have received over the years and I found one from you! Back in the Calvary days when I was teaching your and Mere's class. I am guessing it was about 6 years ago. It really blessed me to find that today and I just had to share with you.
When the Lord brings people into your life, even though your life make take a different road, those people never leave. Today I found a note from a young girl(you) that blessed me when I was going through a difficult time(Though nothing like you are experiencing now)and I hope to able to bless her in some way today.
I am so sorry for all that you are going through and you are lifted up daily by our family. We all check your website and make sure everyone is up to date on how you are doing.
We send our love and prayers for a miraculous recovery!
With love,
The Turner Family

God's Girl said...

Awe Man?!?! I'm sorry you haven't been feeling good!

O mighty God, We pray for sweet Jesse, that you would continue to heal her body and give her the strength she needs to get through this treatment. It seems so difficult.

Lord, would you give them some relief of the pain?

May You show Yourself strong in the Catron's behalf!

Thank you Jesus!

Sarah said...

My dearest Jesse and Family~
I pray that you feel the arms of our Lord wrapped aroung you. I hope that today brings a lot of healing! Love you Catrons!

Anonymous said...

(Brianna Leaton)
So last night I had a dream, that I was driving this horse carriage, and i running really fast. Then all of the sudden I saw like this girl standing on the side of the road. She looked like she could use a hug, maybe even clothes other then I hospital gown. So IS topped and offered her a ride, you can tell that she had been crying. My heart fell for her....SO I let her into my carriage and we started on our way. I was curious as to see who she was....when she finally turned her head so I could see...I gasped...Jesse! Then I gave you a big hug, you were so frail. You know what you told me after all that worrying i went through? You said, "I want burger King!" I just started laughing. Suddenly we were both dodging potholes in the road.(it had just rained) Then we both were wearing these beautiful old-fashioned dresses. They were so cute! So you bought me taco bell...or was it McCdonalds? idk what it was cuz you jumped out of the moving carriage, and took off for lunch. When i finally found you...you were sitting there....eating.....and you just smiled at me. hahahaha! I woke up and was like...aww I miss her! And yeah...and the tears...they stung my eyes so bad. But you know what? God says he can't give you too much that you can't handle, there is times and there is seasons. Even in the darkest room, he is there with you, never to leave you alone! I love you so much Jesse! You take care of yourself, and feel better!

Anonymous said...

(Brianna Leaton)


Well it sounds to me that you're doing better. = ) I prayed for you last night that God would give you the peace that you need. Well you hang in there Jesse. Love yah girl!