Sunday, January 18, 2009

You can tell it's Dad's turn

Good Morning Prayer Warriors,

It is always an adventure when I show up. I visualize everyone gathering around the computer in the morning, grabbing their popcorn, and anxiously reading the adventures of "Dad's turn". It never fails that everything that can happen does on my shift. Matt has Jesse playing games and eating chicken. Dee has Jesse laughing and watching movies. I have Jesse throwing up and feeling terrible. I am starting to take it personal:)

My adventure starts with entering the room Jess was moved to (207 next to the window). It was very warm and Dee and I repeatedly asked to have the temp adjusted. Dee left to pick up Mckenzie from staying with a friend. It got hotter. It was 82 when the maintenance guy showed up (around 4pm). The actuator in the ac unit was not responding to the computer so they manually opened it. He told me it would be blowing 66 degrees and if it got to cold to let them know. got cold and stayed cold. They never came back and still haven't. It's like camping....without the mosquito's.

They are giving Jesse the meds three times a day for the HHV6. One doctor wants to stop the other wants to increase the dose. I wounder if in their little doctors office they role dice to see who gets their way.

Still no word on the results of yesterdays test. Flooding her lungs was weird. I told Jesse they were going to drown her and revive her again. She had a look come over her face that was priceless (back to my old tricks of harassing her). The doctor that was standing there explained the procedure and Jesse gave me a well deserved slap on the back of the head.

Jesse is taking a shower right now so she feels as good as she has felt since I showed up. Maybe she is just getting all cleaned up for the two year old new room mate (Talia) that is soon to arrive this morning.

Jesse cut herself, again, by running herself over pulling Baxter. Blood all over the floor and her foot. I played nurse but I really wanted to play parent and spank. She can't afford infections or blood loss.

There you go. The adventure stops in the middle and the ending isn't clear or the way you would want it to end. This on going journey is like an Indiana Jones movie. Every move causes some terrific adventure around the corner. I just hope she doesn't throw up in the shower and plug the drain so the floor floods and we have to move to another room. Oh...that will never happen:)

Thank you all for your blogs to Jesse. It is my Kryptnite to read what people write. My eyes just can't stay dry when I read the love and support you all share for her. Your words go to the deepest part of my heart and words don't come to me to explain how that touches me.

God bless you all and have a great day


Anonymous said...

aww. Jesse I'm so glad that you are feeling better. And your dad does a good job, as well as the rest of your family. :) I told my dream that i had of you to my family.(its posted a couple days back) and my mom had tears in her eyes. This is a huge thing yah know? Life changing, and your family is sacrificing so much, and so are you. :) Thank you so much for being an example to my family. We all pray/wish, and were better....but sometimes waiting just seems to take forever when you're not feeling well.

I'll keep praying for you Jesse, that God will strengthen you, and show you what he has in store for you. This journey is hard, but remember that he will never leave you, nor forsake you. And that's the same for your whole family as well. You guys all take care! :) Love Brianna (Leaton)

Grandma and Grandpa said...

My opinion, Jesse, is that you just like to keep your Dad alert and guessing; always anticipating in what he will find when he walks in. Right?

I love the picture of you two. It really is a good picture. HOWEVER, Dad is looking so somber and "starched", and you are looking like you are about to poke him in the ribs to let the "starch" drain out! --It is the twinkle in your eyes and your smile that brings that thought to my mind.

I am praying and trusting that you are feeling better as the day goes by, and are able to eat a little. We still have the hill to climb, even if we take baby steps.

"I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high." Psalms 7:17

Jesus loves you, Jesse, beyond your human comprehension. He will always hold you close in His heart. Rest in Him, and feel His presence with you.

'Worry looks around; sorry looks back; Faith looks up.'

We love you barrels and heaps,
Grandma and Grandpa

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Clent! I love it when you update her blog. You make me laugh even though the reason for writing isn't ideal. I could only imagine that you do the same for Jesse. I praise the Lord that He gave her parents like you guys, to help her through these tough times, and keep things "lite". We are always praying for you guys!
P.S. I think you should have spanked! No Infections or Blood loss Jesse!

Toni Rieger said...

Clent, I always look forward to your blogs - they can make me laugh and cry. I can feel your worry, joys, fear, etc. I wish there was something I could do to help you guys more, do you need me to share my husband again??? I'd be happy too, but only on a temporary loan. Ha

Hang in there guys. Jesse, you are truly an amazing young woman with all the grace and couragae you have shown. We must get our families re-acquanted again when your treatments are done and you have a completely clean bill of health.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers all the time!

Love from your Oregon friends,
Toni, Mark, Trevor and Austin Rieger

Meghan! = ] said...

Aw hey Jesse!

Wow your dad is good at these blogs (so is every one else though... =])

I hope those tests come back and have good results.

I know the hospital isn't a great place to be but you know, you're much better about it than I ever was. Haha =]

I'm praying for you!

Love you!

<3 Meghan.

Carl Will said...

Hey there Family C!

It's a real blessing to hear how Clent jumps in w/ both feet and enjoys his time with his little girl. That's PURE daddy stuff! what a blessing!

I recall my own joy (and fear) at holding and caring for my girls when they have been ill or hospitalized... It is tough - very tough - that's the way Daddys are made, though (thank you GOD!)

The only thing better than caring ABOUT the ones you Love - is caring FOR the ones you Love (notice the capital "L")! Showing your Love is EXACTLY what JESUS told us to do...

When JESUS told us to "Love one another" and "Love your neighbor as yourself" - HE certainly didn't mean from a distance - HE meant it to be an active and personal and intimate display of HIS TRUE Love.

Deanna, you and Clent are just the very best examples of parents who pour out their Love, sacrifice, then pour out more Love on behalf of their family. Thank you for your example!

GOD Bless you Clent, for stepping up to the plate and sharing your Love for Jesse with the rest of us!

Jesse - your Dad is the best!
Of course, where would a Daddy's Love be without a daughter to spend it on?

Jesse, you (and your sisters) are the reason for your Dad's immense and overwhelming Love. Reading your blogs is a real blessing for me and my family. Thank you for allowing us into your lives.

We Love you - We miss you
GOD Bless you and fill you with HIS joy and strength! That's what HE does, eh?

ROCK ON!! JESUS style!!
(insert your own "woo-HOO!" here)

Carl Will and Family

Anonymous said...


I love reading about the times that you are feeling better! Praise God! And for keeping Dad on his toes, that is what it is all about. He dictates so clearly and adds humor to the situation when things dont go as planned. It is good to laugh at those moments, and him :)

Remember to lay your burdens at His feet and call on His name. Those times of doubt and pain, Praise Him and your heart will be overjoyed!

Hang in there Clent! You are a great father and have such a strong back to carry what you and the family are enduring. It is those times where the love of her Fathers carry her through the night.

I pray for peace for your new next door neighbor, that she too would have peaceful nights indeed for Jesse's sake as well.

Have a most blessed day!

Love ya all!


DARLA said...

I have been so busy I feel like I am missing out. and I imagine Jesse saying (wish that were me). :)

Jesse You are tops! I can't imagine going through that and then getting but by your lifesaver BAXTER! I can't believe Baxter turning on you like that...

Would love to visit just to see your smile and little laugh! I am going to Colorado for 2 weeks. Visit the new grandbaby boy.

Praying daily for you. Trying to find cool stuff .. I don't have much and this next one might seem dumb, but you get to help out poor starving kids all over the world. And increase vocab.. .challenge matt and your family members to do it too.
Check my link name.