Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ANC-189 It's Still Going Up!

Good Morning Everyone,

Well last night was a total bummer. I can't tell you how many times we got up so that she could rush to the bathroom. When she went the first time, she came back to bed in so much pain. Usually she just curls up to help control her liver pain a little bit but that did nothing this time. She cried and cried and there was nothing I could do. Hugging her helped her none, she told me I was just squishing her....figures. What happened to the saying that hugs make you feel better?

I can't explain how much of a hassle it is to make sure that Jesse actually makes it to the bathroom. I mean she firsts wakes me up, which is a total startle because you go into like panic mode trying to figure out what she needs. Then it's up to me to unplug her from the wall, unattach her from her heart rate and oxygen level monitor and push her pole in front of her and into the bathroom. There was so many times when she almost didn't make it.

Since I've been here she hasn't thrown up once. I guess it's just my awesome presence that just calms all of that down ;) The only hard thing that we have to go through everyday is when she has to swallow her pills. I think it takes almost a half an hour for her to take five of them. Each time causes her to wince, curl up into a ball and cry. I don't see why there isn't an IV form for those medications when it comes to patients like her.

This morning has been sort of funny. She has started to talk while being half asleep and awake. While I'm writing this she was talking about all of the areas that hurts her and it was so clear. She then opened her eyes and of course I happened to be looking at her when she looked at me and shes all, "What are you staring at?" All I did was raise my eyebrow and she told me that she was talking to McKenzie, but she soon realized the she was nowhere in the room.

She has become pretty straight forward with some of the nurses. This morning she told one of them when she was getting her pills that she wants ice cold water with a straw. She also told her to bring a straw whenever she wanted water so that she doesn't have to keep reminding them. I'm glad the nurse laughed because Jesse sounded pretty rude.

With her ANC going up, it's only a matter of time before she can come home. I just wish that her liver pain was going away. The only thing that is thankfully healing is her mouth. Hopefully by the end of this week she will be feeling more normal. We definitely don't want her coming home when she still feels weak and in pain. That would be no bueno.

Well this day is going to contain a lot of TV and movie watching. Maybe a little bit of napping for the both of us. Thank you Kirkhams for the entertainment that you provide for us, it's very much needed and appreciated.

Thank you all for praying, God is truly starting to heal her.

Much Love,



Lauren said...

Praying it only gets better from here! :-) The Lord is watching over you! You are almost through this last phase of Round 3 Recovery, and you're over half-way done. You go Jesse!!

Praying that the liver pain subsides today!!! I was talking to McKenzie the other day (She was really in the room! LOL) and she is so sweet! I have enjoyed getting to know her at church. :-) I can't wait to see you all back at church again, that wil be amazing.

Grandma and Grandpa said...

'Thanks be to God, which gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.' 1Corinthians 15:57
Proverbs 18:21a says,"Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Let us speak of life, healing, and victory in Jesus.--Everything positive, nothing negative.---So much easier said than done! But we have to try.

Hello Sisters; We are so glad to see that ANC count continuing to go up, and everything that should, stay down! Today and tonight will even be better! We speak healing and wholeness to all of the vital organs, in Jesus' name.

We are so glad you two can spend some enjoyable time together, napping and watching movies and napping and napping and------:)

We love you very much, and are keeping you close in our hearts.
Love and prayers,

Lisa said...

What in the world does someone do in this situation who doesn't have a family member constantly standing by to help? This is just incredible to me . . . and the blessing that Jesse has to always have someone by her side is so wonderful. And you go girl! Ask for that straw for heaven's sake! Ask for two!

We had an experience over the weekend - Tito's truck was stolen from a restaurant parking lot. We were inside enjoying a rare meal out - broad daylight - and when we came out, it's that moment when you're thinking, now where did I park? Truck was gone and then the panic hit. Our garage door opener was in there, our address . . . I had a moment when I was sure the evil bad guys were at our house, and my daughter . . . lordy! I began making frantic phone calls to find Kat and make sure she was safe. Luckily, she wasn't home and I told her she couldn't go home. And, luckily the bad guys headed for Mexico and not our house - yep the truck was found yesterday abandoned near Tucson. But it was that moment when I realized that something very bad could be happening and then was given the amazing gift that all was fine - Kat was safe, and I was reminded of what is most important. Jesse, you know all too well, don't you, that it is the love of family and friends that means so much, and your parents want nothing more than for you to heal, be well, and be home and safe. I pray for that each day. Your counts are going up - this pain must now go down. I read each day hoping to see that for you.

Erica said...

Yeah baby yeah!!! Keep on going up ANC!!! So glad to read that.

So sad to read Jess is in so much pain. Dakota girlie your doing great! Let me know if you need anything.

Love you girls bunches and bunches.

God's Girl said...

Thank You Lord for amazing sisters! Thank you for blessing Dakota and Jesse with each other (and McKinzey too).

Awe... We keep praying and we sure love hearing good news.

I still have walking pneumonia. I feel like I've been sick almost the entire time. : (

We love you Catron family! God is with you through all of this! His love in constant!

XXXXX Hugs to you all XXXXXX

amyb777 said...

Praying for your comfort, healing, rest and relief. I pray that the ANC count continues to go up and you get some immediate relief from pain.