Monday, March 30, 2009

Recovery Day 8 - ANC 13

Good Morning,

You read the title correct, her ANC went up instead of down. We still expect it to drop to zero tomorrow. Her platelets are again to low, so she will receive another transfusion today. Jesse had a great day yesterday, she ate half a nutri grain bar, oatmeal and half a bowl of soup with carrots, potatoes and chicken. She also has a pretty bad headache, so the pain med they gave her made her throw up. I think she might opt for the headache and keep her food in her stomach.

Our plans today are to watch a few movies, and hopefully she will eat again. We had a visitor this morning, Lucy. She is a golden retriever (photo above) They have a lot of therapy dogs that come in to visit the kids. They are really neat, and get up on the beds to be petted and loved. This one does not get treats when she is done, but the owner takes her to Burger King and she gets a cheese burger. She gets very excited as they approach the window and her burger is delivered.
We still are hoping to be out in two more weeks, and spend a little time at home.
Much Love,
Team Catron


Toni said...

Lucy is beautiful! I think the therapy dogs are an awesome idea, they have them in Bend too. They would visit my mom when she was there for a month. Nothing more loving and comforting than a dog in my opinion. Our Abby would give you a big kiss!

Glad you are still able to eat except for the headache meds. Hope you have a peacful day, enjoy your movies. I love the stuffed dog photo!

Praying that ANC gets back down, the sooner you get time at home the better for all of you.

The Rieger Gang in Oregon;

Toni said...

I meant the bunny picture!

Chelsea:) said...

hey Jesse:) im glad to hear that your able to eat ! thats great!!!
im praying for you !
hope you have a good rest of the afternoon.
I hope to see you soon♥

Anonymous said...

Weekly Wisdoms for the week of March 30, 2009

You can't have a testimony without a test.

A testimony is often a way of sharing what God has done in a person's life. However, in order to have a testimony there almost always was a test through which that person had to persevere.

It is, therefore, understandable that we are told to rejoice during trials -- not because of the trials themselves, but because of the end result of the trials. In James 1:2-4, we are told, Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. In other words, we can have joy during trials, because we know that they help make us mature and complete -- they refine us into the person God wants us to be.

A few verses later (in James 1:12), we are told the reward of enduring difficult times: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

The challenging events that we go through are what refine us and make us more like Christ. Indeed, 1 Peter 1:6-7 says that one of the purposes of going through grief and trials is so that our faith can grow and be proven genuine.

Therefore, a real testimony of growing in faith and becoming like Christ requires going through a test. So, instead of despising your tests and trials, look forward to your testimony; after all, you can't have a testimony without a test.

Anonymous said...

(Brianna Leaton)

I can't recall the last time that I saw you, I think last semester of freshman year. I remember when I told you that my grandma died, and how you were sad for/with me. You were there with me through my emotional healing process, now I'm going to be here for yours.

I love you and your family so much! <3 I hope you stay feeling better, and eating as well. Hope that ANC come down soon so you can go home for a bit. ONE MORE ROUND! That's it! You are almost done. I hope you realize how much God has been there for you through this all. . . .cuz I totally have. lol

well you get your rest and keep on the eating! IT's doing you some good. = )
*hugz* cya soon!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed: save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14 "I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show all your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O most High." Psalms 9:1,2

Jesse, how nice it was for you to have Lucy come visit you! She looks like a beautiful dog.--Not quite Jericho, but a good second.

So glad to hear you are eating regular food! We are continuing to claim NO mouth or throat sores nor nausea. Only good things and healing for our Darling, and home soon!

We love all of you bushels and pecks, and praying God's blessings and strength for you.

>Truth will stand when the world burns<

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