Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Update 1/18

Jessica just continues to improve. Yesterday she wanted to get dressed in "real" clothes and walk down to the hospital play room. This was a huge step! It really helps when there aren't so many tubes coming in and out of her little body. She started eating a little bit better, but with the new chemo she is more nauseous and doesn't really want to eat anything anymore. Today they are going to put a small feeding tube back in. She started the strong doses of chemo yesterday and so she has to be monitored in the hospital for 4 days. After that they are hoping to come home. After a month in the hospital, it will be so nice to see Jessica, Chandra and Jacob in their own home! Jessica will need to be at PCMC every three weeks for this chemo. However, if everything goes well with the treatments they will be home in between! The doctors said they will continue with this chemo until it is time to remove the tumor. When the tumor is out they will reassess what the next step will be. Even with all the throwing up and nausea, Jessica continues to be in good spirits!

7 comments:

  1. WOW! What incredible news! We are so excited for you!!

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  2. Yay!! That is great news!! So happy for them!!

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  3. I have been reading about sweet Jessica and I am so happy to hear how she is doing. Our prayers here in Texas are with all of your family. I have always loved the Chipman family and have been so impressed with them. Keep posting her progress!

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  4. Great news! Home will be a great place to be!

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  5. Great News!! Happy to see you home soon, we love you Jessica! Chandra it was great to hear from you today!!! Schmitt family you are in our prayers and thoughts always:) Love Gary, Krista, Rocky, Emmy, Sam, Noah and Sarah Love Bagley

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  6. Yay! Hope all goes well and that they get to come home soon! We're still praying for your family every night!

    The Dormans

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