Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Update 1/4

Yesterday Jessica had a pretty good day. She was talking, sitting up and her respiratory problems looked much improved. They actually took the CPAP machine off for a few hours and it was such a blessing because at this time her sisters and Caleb came to say goodbye before leaving for St.George. The hospital made an exception so the kids could actually go into Jessica's room and see her. She looked much better without being hooked up to the big machine and Jessica was so excited to give Annalise and Alyson necklaces she had for them and a car for Caleb. She was able to hug them all goodbye--it was such a positive experience for all of them. Chandra and Cody felt so good about the meeting and Annalise and Alyson couldn't believe that Jessica hugged them and gave them a necklace.

However, last night Jessica had a rough night and they had to put the CPAP machine back on. Today she is having even more respiratory problems. They are going to insert drainage tubes into both lungs. They will have to have the help of a radiologist to insert the tube into the cancerous lung. The fluid around her lungs just doesn't seem to go away. They will be doing an ultrasound some time today to take a better look at what is going on. They are also trying to better manage her pain. She is such a tough little girl and many times she doesn't let on how much pain she really is suffering. She also received her second dose of chemotherapy yesterday.

Even with these setbacks everyone remains very positive and Jessica is working hard and doing everything she is asked so she can get back up to her "other room" (the 4th floor). Chandra and Cody are continually grateful for all of the love and support from family, friends and even people they don't know who are keeping Jessica in their thoughts and prayers.

Amelia (Chandra's sister)


  1. I think of little Jessica many times through out the day. This past Sunday, my family and I fasted and prayed for her, we just want you all to know that others are really praying for you all right now. Please know that Heavenly Father has a plan, and just don't give up! Hang in there and don't lose faith! We have been following this blog and are really grateful for the updates!

  2. A letter was read in church on Sunday written by the stake presidency. I know a lot of people in my Ward were fasting for you all. There wasn't a dry eye anywhere at the end of the letter. Just know you are in our thoughts constantly!

  3. Sweet Jessica, we love you so much! Heavenly Father loves you so much! I met your wonderful Grandma today! She is so blessed by you and your brothers and sisters! We know you'll be home soon, be strong and kick that cancers butt! We know you can:) Sending you HUGS and KISSES! Love The Bagley Family:)

  4. Finally was able to get on the blog. Just wanted you all to know that we are praying for you and little Jessica. I loved my rotation at Primary Children's so long ago! I know they are the best!

  5. Sending you our love from st.george. Jessica, Chandra, Cody and family- you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Jessica, you are such a fighter and an amazing example! Keep having faith and know we all love and support you. Xoxo nisi and family