Saturday, February 7, 2009

Up date on sores




Good morning to all of Jesse's friends and family,


The blisters in Jesse's mouth have now split and opened. They are draining a lot so she has to spit frequently. They are surprisingly not as sore as before they opened but they are still very sore. Jesse's elbow is healing (although it doesn't look very good). She is suffering from extreme pain in the right rib cage area. We thought it might be gas but now the doctor is saying that it is her Liver that is starting to malfunction. They have added something to her TPN to help but it hasn't stopped the pain yet. It bends her over in pain and makes her cry (so you know how I feel about that). HER anc IS STILL O. She is still running a fever and last night, when she took her Tylenol, threw up so hard one came back up. Still throwing up blood. The swelling in her lips have gone down and she is starting to look like the original model. She got Platelets last night and Myralax to make her go to the bathroom more so she doesn't retain water (so she went several times instead of sleeping). She doesn't have much to smile about but she tells me with just a look, and a hug, that she loves me. She still says thanks to me and the nurses every time someone helps her. What a sweet heart.


I finally got tired of living in extreme pain and Dee set me up with a doctors appointment for an MRI Wednesday (after six months of listening to my whining). Come to find out I have Tendinitis in my Rotator Cup and torn cartilage that holds my shoulder in the socket (oh. That's why it's been popping out). I have to go see a Orthopedic surgeon to see if I will be having to beat Mark Rieger left handed in horse from now on. It still is nothing compared to what I see my baby going through so I haven't wanted to address this. I am having trouble tucking my shirt in, and Dee is not around to help an old man out, so it's time to do something.


Even with the lack of sleep Wednesday night at the Hospital the kick-off meeting for my new job went well. It is remodeling TWO Elementary Schools (new carpet, grid and tile, paint, cabinets and plumbing fixtures, and more) that starts June 1st and needs to be done July 10. That's right. 40 days. Looks like I will be wondering around in circles for 40 days and nights (puts me in there with Bible stories that happened for 40 days and night. Cool). I have been praying for a miracle for Jesse and now I have to add this on my list. They say that we can work extended hours and weekends to get it done. I'll say. This is just adding on to the stress and load that I carry each day worrying about Jesse's health. But the bright side is I still have a job.


Please keep our family in your prayers. It's hard to describe what this trial with Jesse, and everything else we are dealing with, is doing to the family structure the Catrons once had.


Thanks again for the responses. Jesse likes to hear what people are saying.


Have a great day

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

(natali leaton)

YAY! I'm the first to leave a message!!! Wow you look very different from the last time i was on here. It must be REALLY tough. But just now that God loves you and cares for you. He wants you to keep pressing on Jesse. Just don't give up, and everything will turn out for the best.
I'm soooo sorry you had to go through this Jesse. But I know you'll get better soon.
I'm really glad that you guys are posting photo's and such. It really helps with the reality of this whole thing.

(here's something that will hopefully make you smile)

An airline captain was helping a new blonde flight attendant prepare for her first overnight trip. Upon their arrival, the captain showed the flight attendant the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop, and stay overnight. The next morning as the pilot was preparing the crew for the day's route, he noticed the new stewardess was missing. He knew which room she was in at the hotel and called her up to ask what happened to her. She answered the phone, crying, and said, "I can't get out of the room!" "You can't get out of your room?"; the captain asked. "Why not?" She replied, "There are only three doors in here," she sobbed, "one is the bathroom, one is the closet, and one has a sign on it that says 'Do Not Disturb'!"


Jesus and Moses are walking along the beach when Moses says, "You know what? I'm going to try and part the ocean again." He throws his hands in the air and, magically, the ocean parts.

Jesus sees this and says, "I'm going to try to walk on water again." He walks up to the water, takes a step on top and sinks.

Moses says, "Try it again, Jesus. It's been a while." Jesus tries again, and once more, he sinks.

Jesus comes out of the water and says, "I know what the problem is. When I walked on water before, I didn't have holes in my feet."


(i hope the last one's not offending)

Jill said...

Jesse I know God must have a very important future planned for you. You keep hanging in there, stay positive. I feel you are positive because someone of lesser emotion could not survive what you have and still be kind and gracious by saying Thank you!!!!

AP/Sharon Lynch and Family said...

Good afternoon, Catrons!

Jesse, I hope you start feeling better soon. As I read your blog updates daily, I am just so in awe of your attitude despite all the hardships as of late. As usual, we are still praying for your recovery and look forward to the day you can go home and resume your normal life. Again, we wish the absolute best every single day. I am so sorry that you are going through this...it just absolutely breaks my heart. Be strong. Be brave. Be positive. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you Jesse. You are Brave in the face of danger, you are a Warrior. God hears every prayer including yours that are lifted up to him. Please know that everyone cares about what you are going through. Words can't describe the love that Christ has for us all. Love never fails Jesse. You have your imagination; use it to see those beautifull sunrises, the awesome waves of the ocean and smell the salty air. use your mind and let it take you to that special place that brings you confort and peace. Use your imagination. You and yours are constantly in our prayers.
The Hill's

Meghan = ] said...

Hey Jesse

I love and miss you very much. I just got back from colorado... I made you a card with a letter. I just need to come give it to you. hehe

My mom has been in Colorado, and California the past two weeks... will be there a while longer I think. She doesn't have any internet so she can't check abd leave messages. So she told me to let you know she is thinking bout you and praying for you!!!

So am I! = ]

I'll look around on the internet to see if there is anything that can help make you smile. Sounds like you need some smiles.

Miss you Jess.

<3 Meghan

Anonymous said...

Jesse,
I would say that it's time to call my sister in for the Elvis ANC dance, but she is sick...maybe it's just as effective if she doesn't it at home??? Of course, then you won't get to laugh about it...
Clent, so glad your job will be keeping you busy in these tough times. We know God will give you the strength you need to get through it...plus, Jesse should be done with the treatments by then, right? Hopefully, you won't need surgery on your shoulder...
Stay tough, Jess, you are over half way...He that is in you is greater than this disease!!!
With love,
The Turners

Erica said...

Jesse girl! It was so good to see your sweet self Friday. You always encourage me and make me smile. Your joyful spirit despite the circumstances brighten my day. Your an inspiration girlie!!

Praying your sores heal and praying your liver keeps up the hard work!

Love you bunches and bunches!!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

"Have you not known? Have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? There is no searching His understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might, He increases strength. Even the youth shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: BUT they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary,they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:28-31. Isaiah 41:10 & 13 says: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed (discouraged), for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, yes, I will hold you up with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the Lord thy God will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not, I will help you."

Just keep saying "Jesus" and singing in your mind, dear Soldier; it will help fight the pain, weariness, and discouragement. Keep remembering that the blood of Jesus covers you, and it is far more powerful than anything satan can throw at you. It is when we get our eyes on the circumstances and the pain they cause, and we lose our focus on Jesus, that we get tired of fighting and want to give up and give in. We must not do that. We must keep Jesus first in our minds, and remember that this life is very short, but we have an eternal life forever, and we want to spend it in heaven!

I know, I am sermonizing again. But oh how I wish I could just wrap my arms around you and instill in you some of the hard-earned wisdom I have learned over the years---and what I am still learning. I remember my Grandmother and Mother trying to tell me words, paragraphs, reams, books, of wisdom and I would think "oh yeah, well that might have worked for them, in their day, but they are so old-fashioned, they just don't understand the things I am going through now." U-huh.

We love you all so very, very much: our hearts and prayers are with you always,
Grandma and Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Boudreaux was feeling guilty, so he went to confession.

"Father, I kinda took a little lumber from that new construction site."

Priest: "What did you do with the lumber, my son?"

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, my porch, she's had a hole for a long time. I'm 'fraid someone will break their leg, so I fix the hole."

Priest: "Well, that's not so bad."

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left."

Priest: "What did you do with it?"

Boudreaux: "Well, my poor dog, Phideaux, he ain't never had no place to get outta the weather, so I make him his own little doghouse."

Priest: "OK, anything else?"

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left. So you know, my truck, she ain't never had no place to get outta de weather either, so I make her a two car garage."

Priest: "Now, this is getting a little out of hand."

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I still had a little lumber left."

Priest: "Yes?"

Boudreaux: "Well, my wife, she always want a bigger house. So I add two bedrooms and a new bathroom."

Priest: "OK! That's definitely too much. For your penance, you are going to have to make a Novena. You do know how to make a Novena, don't you?"

Boudreaux: "No, Father... But, if you got the plans, I got the lumber."

Anonymous said...

Boudreaux was feeling guilty, so he went to confession.

"Father, I kinda took a little lumber from that new construction site."

Priest: "What did you do with the lumber, my son?"

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, my porch, she's had a hole for a long time. I'm 'fraid someone will break their leg, so I fix the hole."

Priest: "Well, that's not so bad."

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left."

Priest: "What did you do with it?"

Boudreaux: "Well, my poor dog, Phideaux, he ain't never had no place to get outta the weather, so I make him his own little doghouse."

Priest: "OK, anything else?"

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left. So you know, my truck, she ain't never had no place to get outta de weather either, so I make her a two car garage."

Priest: "Now, this is getting a little out of hand."

Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I still had a little lumber left."

Priest: "Yes?"

Boudreaux: "Well, my wife, she always want a bigger house. So I add two bedrooms and a new bathroom."

Priest: "OK! That's definitely too much. For your penance, you are going to have to make a Novena. You do know how to make a Novena, don't you?"

Boudreaux: "No, Father... But, if you got the plans, I got the lumber."

God's Girl said...

Oh, Oh, Oh... : ( I am so sorry for the pain you are going through Jesse! I know that none of us can even imagine what you have been going through.

God is with You through it all.

We love you and we will continue to pray, pray, pray!

Todd and Julie

Meghan! = ] said...

Hey jess, I just got this joke thingy in my e-mail. So I thought I'd send it to you. It made me smile, maybe it'll make you smile too...

I'll find some more fun things on the web later. = ]

Love you


A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan One of the courses had a professor who was an atheist and a member of the ACLU.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.' The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm still waiting.' It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 'What the heck is the matter with you? Why did you do that?'

The Marine calmly replied, 'God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So, He sent me.'