Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Nose is for Breathing, Not Eating!!!

Good Afternoon,

We had another interesting day. Jesse has not eaten in 4 1/2 days, so they really wanted to get Jesse some nourishment, but not TPN because of the stress on her Liver with the dehydration. So...they opted for feeding here through her nose down to her stomach. It started rather funny, as the hose got closer to her nose and touched it, she giggled because it tickled. Then as it started to go down, not so much giggling. Im sure it was much like swallowing a snake. Jesse was choking, gagging and crying. They finally finished and it was in, but knowing Jesse, she immediately started vomiting, and up came the hose to her mouth. OK, at this point I am thankful we where not at home. The nurse pulled it out through her nose, and that was the end of nose feeding. Today they have no choice but to start the TPN again. Jesse really is trying to eat, but not much stays down. She needs 2600 calories a day, and that is really hard to consume. They still plan on starting the chemo on Friday. This session is for 5 days, with two different chemos-seems like it may be the easiest round (if there is such a thing).

We just got news that they will be doing the CT scan for her lungs. We should have results tomorrow.

Hug your loved ones today,

Team Catron


Erica said...

Oh Jesse girl. This is just not fun at all. My heart breaks to read all your having to go through. I'm praying tomorrow is an easier day and you are able to eat.

One of my favorite verses to cling to.

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. 2 Corinthians 12:9

I'm praying that you cling to our Savior, cry out to Him, and gain your strength from His amazing grace. Love you tough girl.


Lauren said...

Jesse ~
Sorry to hear that you've had to suffer so much in the last few days. I can't even imagine and I can't believe you're still laughing!!! Go Jesse!

I heard that people on Chemo really like Cheetos. I thought if you could keep them down, it might be good b/c they're high in calories. Get better!

Anonymous said...

hey i herd the bad news that is bad ohhh wish i was there but ill see you soon hopefuly ummm oh hope your night with matt is good i love you derly your little booka definetly who loves you most jk but alot

love mckenzie

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Oh my Darling Jesse Girl, my heart and my body hurts so much for you!I can physically feel your pain and discomforts. When you can't eat, I get sick and have a time trying to eat. My heart hurts until it feels sore and swollen, and it make my chest swell to make room for it. I feel like I am there with you, going through everything with you. In second Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul talks about the thorn in his flesh, and that he prayed it would be removed, and Jesus said to him "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Paul says" Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For when I am weak, then am I strong (in Him)." The more we lean on Him, the more strength He gives us.

I was reminded today of the saying, 'Don't tell God how big your pain and troubles are, but tell your pain and troubles how BIG your God is.'---I find it works.---And if I sing when it is the darkest, God's light always breaks through, and I find myself praising and feeling good.

I just realized that I confirmed Erica's Bible verse.--Out of two or three witnesses, His Word is confirmed?

Grandpa sends you his love and prayers, and wishes he could just do something for you. We both feel very frustrated because we want to help so much, are so far away, and would be in the way and more of a hinderance than help, if we were there! So we will love you, hold you close in our hearts, and talk to God about ALL of you, and continue to praise Him for His wonderous works in your lives.

Meghan! = ] said...


Oh man I can only imagine how rotten that would be to have a tube down your nose =[

Well Jesse I am praying for you, I hope you will be able to start eating again!

I also will pray that you get some good test results tomorrow too!

Love you Chica! = ]

Anonymous said...

(Brianna LEaton)

Woah. I can't even began to imagine how that would feel. Well obviously God doesn't want a tube down YOUR nose. ha ha Well I hope that you feel better soon!

I'll keep praying that you get an appetite (and hold down the food).

You and your family have a blessed day! (and Matt too :)


DARLA said...

OH YUCK not the hose in the nose thing? Can't they just inject the food directly into body and then stimulate the pleasure center of the brain ? this is afterall 2010.. well my attempt at humor fails.. I can see you are not laughing.

Jess HANG in there. You ARE inspiring. I have an acquaintance who read your blog and was touched. Her dad was just diagnosed with L a few days ago. I don't know her in real life but she emailed me.

I saw a show on the phoenix raffle for PCH and I haven't watched it all but saw part and recorded it. I came in late.

I hope that things go better this week. Everything I want to say sound so trite or patronizing that I'm shutting up now. Just know that we love you.
OKAY I found a cool picture but it moves... kind of different. HOpe you like it. clcik on my name

krazzymommy said...

I don't leave this blog without tears in my eyes. There's just no words.

Jesse, you have been on my heart so much this week - praying you feel God's arms around you.

Monica @ CCS