Friday, July 10, 2009

Poor Jess!!!

Hello Everyone,

Although Jess's biopsy and the rest of yesterday went somewhat well, I wish I could say the same for this morning. She has thrown up three times and has cried most of the time. She wants so much to come home.
I just hope more than anything that she will realize that just because she has to stay here for the nights to be able to get the medication and fluids she needs, that does not mean that she can't make the most of each day and just roam around the hospital and what not.
Please pray that God will open her eyes and make her feel that she can do more that just lay in bed and feel like someone trapped in a jail cell. Please also pray that she will regain an appetite while she's in here, I don't think the TPN is making her feel very well.
Thank you very much!


Lisa said...

I sat with a dear friend two nights ago - a friend who deals with a health condition that she has no hope of recovering from - it's forever and it is progressive. She loves God and finds comfort in Him. She is strong, upbeat and always a pleasure to visit, but this day, she was weeping. She had hit a wall, was sad and was questioning her lot in life. I have marveled over the years how she stayed strong and upbeat, and here she was, surprising me that she could get to this sad place. But, of course this is bound to happen and I was honored to have picked that evening to be with her . . . we hugged, we talked, and we agreed that sometimes you just need to cry and let it all out - it is like a reset button, I guess. Then, work on climbing out and don't let the things we don't want and can't change to stop us from counting the blessings, from feeling those blessings and recognizing what we can do to make things better. I have a picture in my head of Jesse's sweet smile going to others in the hospital, cheering them and in turn cheering herself, saying her sweet prayers for others. Jesse, you have inspired so many for so long, maybe a little inspiration today for your "neighbors" - helping others feeds our soul and lifts our spirit.

Maybe I'm wrong to suggest this - I have never been challenged as you are . . . my prayers never stop!

much love,

Anonymous said...

"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth, and surrounded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent, O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto you forever." Psalms 30:11,12KJV
"You changed my sorrow into dancing. You took away my clothes of sadness, and clothed me in happiness. I will sing to you and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever." Everyday Bible

Years and years ago, when I taught small children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, I taught them a chorus that says:
"Jesus, Others, and You, What a wonderful way to spell JOY.
Jesus, Others, and You, in the lives of each girl and each boy:
J is for Jesus, for He has first place,
O is for Others, you meet face to face,
Y is for You,and what ever you do,
put yourself last and spell JOY."

It seems like I use to sing it to you girls, but I don't remember for sure.
Any way, it is very true. I have found that if I think of what I can do for someone else, and do it, it always makes me feel better. It doesn't necessarily take the pain away, but I feel better inside, anyway, and God blesses me. If you are free to be up and out of your room, Jess, surely you can find a child to tell a story to, or someone in pain and scared, whose hand you could hold for a few minutes.
Don't let Satan rob you of your healing and joy, by talking you into a pity-party. You have gone through a lot, but Honey, you have gone through it, you are not stuck in the middle of it and can't get out! You went from one mountain top down to the valley, but you have crossed the valley and climbed to another mountain top. You are NOT defeated, but victorious, so don't let Satan tell you any different. Think of what you might be able to do for others that are suffering, and it will make you feel better.--God just blesses us when we do that. You have cried, now wipe you eyes, dear Soldier of the Lord, and march back into battle!

Sermonizing number?

We love you, darling Jesse, and pray for you always!
Grandma and Grandpa

Lauren said...

So sorry to see this for you. I am praying for you to find something fun to do down at the hospital. You've come through so much, and you are hopefully only a few nights out from home. I really hope they can take you off the TPN, I will pray for that extra tonight.

Jesse you are such a blessing to all of us, keep it up!

Erica said...

Oh Jesse girl!! My heart aches for you. Keep your chin up, I'm praying your nausea subsides so you can bum around the hospital and eat ice cream, drink some coffee, and at least make the best of a cruddy situation. Wish we were there to make you laugh!! Love you bunches girlie.

The Calderone Family said...


You have endured more in the last months than anyone should over a lifetime. Your strength, patience, and endurance are amazing! Our family prays for you and your family each day and we hope that God will continue to work through you to inspire so many. Anyways, just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers...
Love to you,
Rick, Heather, Josh, Zach, Noah, Marissa, and Jonah Calderone

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