Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quick trip and doing well!

Jessica came home yesterday afternoon. Nothing serious came of her bowel obstruction. The scar tissue is actually on the outside of her small intestine. I guess these things can come up after surgery. The scar tissue either tightened down on the intestine or caused it to twist somehow. This could happen again, but the hope is that the body will work through it. The Xray yesterday morning showed good improvement. She was on a clear diet for almost 2 days, but this morning enjoyed yogurt, ritz crackers and pancakes with jam. She was a very hungry little girl. I guess adults with similar problems are put on clears for about a week. But thank goodness they can't do that to children. Calories become a problem quickly. Anyway, Jessica is doing well! Her blood counts yesterday morning had come up enough for chemo this next Tuesday. So unless something strange comes up, we will probably head up Monday night. And it should be a very quick trip....yeah! We should be back home Tuesday night!! Thank you for all of your kind comments. There are so many of you struggling with your own very difficult challenges. Please know that our hearts are with you also! We never know what life will bring, but we will always be there for each other. We are in this journey called life together. And what a gift it is to have the opportunity to experience the journey of life! We love you all!


  1. Ahh I am almost in tears. I am just catching up on your blog and I am so sorry. I have been thinking a lot about you guys. You are in our prayers. I hate the unknowns, those darn curveballs. I hope ours are done. I hope yours are too. There is only so much we can handle! Your family is so strong though. Thanks so much for your strength and example. You are a very sweet and thoughtful family!

  2. Yet another miracle! God lives and He loves us so much. How wonderful to know He has a plan for each of us. We love Him, and we love you.

  3. I have been so bad keeping up on blogs. Chase and our family were able to go to Florida and meet Buzz Lightyear for his Make A Wish trip so we haven't been around much this month. It was honestly the most amazing trip ever. Make A Wish is a great organization. Jessica needs to go make a wish if she hasn't already. They are able to wish for just about anything they want. It is something that she needs right now. It gives them something to look forward to. Just give Make a Wish a call. They are the sweetest people in the world. We continue to pray for Jessica and your sweet family. We are going to try to make it to the get together at Hidden Valley Park. I don't know if you guys will make it, but if so I look forward to meeting you.