Monday, April 20, 2009

A Little Tired

Good Morning,

Jesse had a pretty good weekend. She really is not eating as much as she should, and doesn't like the nutrition drinks. Saturday she looked in the fridge at her drinks, started feeling nauseated, and then threw up. I guess she really doesn't like them. The choices are slim for high calorie, and soft foods that don't hurt her mouth, and sound good. We may have to hook her back up to the IV nutrition, and hopefully find a different supplier that is the same as what she gets in the hospital. Today we will need to go to outpatient, I think her hemoglobin is low, and will need a blood transfusion.


Rachael said...

I'll be praying! Nutrition drinks are not fun. So we pray: "Lord, help the Catrons find something yummy for Jesse to eat. Maybe something that tastes like hot cheetos..." :) And also for less nausea.
All my prayers,

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Hi Jesse. Someone asked me to visit your blog so I thought I'd stop by to offer you my prayers and support. I'm sorry that you are having such hard time time right now, especially with the vomiting and finding something good to eat.

I read a lot of blogs that show suffering children and it breaks my heart. I pray for all of you so that Christ intervenes and heals your bodies to wholeness.

In Him,
Sarah Cecilia

Grandma and Grandpa said...

"For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, says the Lord that has mercy on you."Isaiah 54:10

Hi Jess, hope you are feeling a little better tonight. Having a continuous upset stomach just is not the coolest thing you can have! I have been trying to think of some of the "old-fashioned" timeless remedies my Mom and Grandmother used when the 'new' remedies the doctor tried, didn't work. All of those are in the storage unit. All I can think of is soda crackers and weak tea. Black and green teas are good healers--if you can tolerate them. I realize, Darling, that you are dealing with something I have no knowledge of, so I really have no suggestions. I will ask our Father to give you, Mom and the doctors wisdom.

We are having cold winds, rain, and a little sun thrown in the mix. The onions I planted are popping up, so I guess they love the weather. Some of them are 5-6 inches high already.

Smile and laugh all you can. It is the best medicine known to man. It increases the endorphin in the brain and helps with the pain.

We love you all greatly, and continue to praise and pray. We will win!

Grandma and Grandpa

A little four year old boy prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

LisaShaw said...

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Jesse you are on my heart. The Lord overwhelm you with healing and peace in Jesus Name. Amen.

Anonymous said...


I pray that your stomach and appetite would heal. I know that nutrition drinks are probably not very good but maybe a smoothee with some protein powder, some good fats and some natural fruits that wont be too hard on the stomach. Good ol' baby food. I know it seems silly but food helps us heal. I pray that there is something that you guys can find for your appetite and comfort. You are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful week.



Sherri said...

Hi Jesse, my name is Sherri. I go to Calvary Chapel Surprise. I found a note at Julie's blog to come and see you here and leave you a message of encouragement.

How beautiful you are! Even fighting Leukemia you are so, so pretty! I can see the light of Jesus in your face in your pictures. I think Jesus made you exquisitely.

I am a stay at home mom right now and I also have my own business. I became ill with Fibromyalgia and Allodynia a few years ago and my life changed a lot then. It feels like having a bad case of "flu body aches" along with the super sore muscles of a huge workout 24/7.

I minister to the Fibromyalgia community and one of the things we deal with A LOT is unending fatigue, pain, dizziness, and "brain fog" (forgetfulness). I often deal with these by re-focusing on others who are going through situations beyond our own pain and physical symptoms.

I see people like you Jesse, who are living with courage and faith despite their physical illness and it inspires me, gives me hope, shows me I can keep going, and gives me a reason to be much more compassionate and kind to others. You are a very large and important source of 'attitude adjustment' for A LOT of people dear sister. What a testimony you are living out!

What a sacrifice of praise your life is Jesse. When you praise Him in the midst of suffering and you don't turn away, I think the perfume of that praise is one of the sweetest and most precious scents of heaven.

I will be praying for you, though we don't know one another yet. (One day in heaven we will) It is a privilege to stand with you before His throne and worship and praise Him together. It's a privilege to pray for you, for your strength to endure, your peace of mind, comfort for your body, your spiritual strength, and for your family and friends who I can see love you very, very much.

My love in Christ, and my support,
Sherri Kohls