Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jake Update 6/22


I don't think I like this post already.  We got the call and well, I don't know how to word this...Dr. Gilbert said Jake has cancer and they are narrowing it down to which one.  With all the biopsy stains they have done, the last set of biopsies they could do turned up with some of the answers they needed, but they ran out of samples.  They are going to surgically remove the rest of the lymph node, but not until Friday. 

A lot of crying today, but, that's just what mom's do.  We'll get through this.  I just need to go to the temple and get my booster shot, then I think I can make it through a few more days.

Jake is still doing ok.  A lot more swollen in the foot now.  A little nervous.  Appreciating the treats he has received.  He has a good attitude.  He let me kiss him on the cheek today, but only because no one was around to see it.  (hugging is still ok, but kissing is crossing the line. lol)

We have an awesome ward and neighborhood and lots of family who love us.  If we have to go through something challenging like this, God has sure blessed us to live in the right place!  Thanks to all who have shown their love and concern so far.  My sweet friend, Emily, (in my primary class) already told me about the camp she went to and that kids with cancer went there, so Jake could go next year!

Thanks for your prayers!  Keep em coming!

10 comments:

ALLFREY said...

Yuck.... He seemed in decent spirits when we saw him on Sunday. But... he has never been the vocal complainer.

We will continue to keep him in our prayers and the rest of you as well. Hugs and prayers coming your way......

Carrie said...

How will they narrow down the type of cancer? will they test the lymph node they are removing on Friday? We are praying for you, Jake, and your family constantly. We love you guys! Thanks for all the updates, it helps us to be specific with our prayers!

Rose said...

The stains that produced a positive response are pointing towards sarcoma (muscle related). There are several kinds of sarcoma. With the lymph node they extract, they will be able to test for types of sarcoma so they will know what treatment plan to start. Different cancers, different treatment plans.

They won't have the surgery schedule available until Thurs. pm, so I don't know what time we will be there yet. But when I do I'll let you know.

Jill Heaps said...

You CAN do this!!! We are all praying for you!! The great thing about that camp is your younger boys will get to go! It will give them something to look forward to :)

Mike and Janet said...

Our prayers are with you all. You will be lifted to help you through and find a deep reservoir of strength you didn't know existed. Just keep saying, "I can do hard things!"

Janine said...

We are thinking about all of you and you are in our prayers. Jake - hang in there! Thanks for the updates. Keep posting.

Rose said...

Here's my whine for the day...
But I don't want to do hard things!

JK We'll gitterdone!

Thanks for all the calls and visits and words of encouragement! It means a lot to know that you guys are there for us!

Gotta go check on Jake now. He said he wasn't feeling to good tonight.

Sam said...

I'm so glad you feel our love and support. You have a great group around you and I think a lot of it is because they know you'd be there for them. Your attitude and strength are inspiring, thank you. We love you like family...oh, wait...

Love from your favorite littlest brother,
-Sam

Rachel Elison said...

Oh my gosh - I know that you guys are in shock, well me to! We love you guys soooo much and I know now that I will be having Jake in my prayers and all of you in my thoughs and prayers constantly! I'm so sorry to hear about this. Everything will be ok! We love you and hope for the best, we'll have to come and visit more!!!!! (bring some brownies) lol!!!
If you need anything from us, I'm here!!! Love you guys!

Tell Jake that we love him sooo much and hope all is well! Keep smilen!!!

danno said...

Please let Jake know that we enjoyed having him as our home teacher! We're praying for him and for your family.