Monday, November 8, 2010

Update On Jake

Hi Friends,
  It is time to give a short update.
Things have changed rather quickly for us.
In just the last 3 days Jake has gotten so weak,that he is no longer able to walk at all.
Just getting him into a sitting position makes him extremely tired.
On Sunday he was admitted to BTHC.
At first it sounded like it would only be overnight,but by today,I can see that he is there for much longer.
We are still praising God that Jake has very little pain.
He is not eating at all and drinking only small amounts.
He told me today that he is at peace,and believes that he may not come home again.
I again encourage those who are near enough to stop by for short visits.
I can be reached on my cell phone at 204-823-0712,or after 9 PM at our home phone 204-822-3614.
Thank-you to all who call,send an email or stop by,your concern for Jake is heart warming.
    Ruth
To my friends in blogland,thank-you for your well wishes and prayers.
Each of you have in some way brought a ray of sunshine into my / our life.
When the time is right,this blog will once again be a photo blog as the title says.
Until then,thanks for being there for me.

31 comments:

  1. My heart is with you both ... God bless you peace and comfort.

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  2. I was thinking about you tonight and stopped by to check on you and Jake right about the time you gave the update.

    I'm sorry to hear that things have changed for the worse, but I am so thankful that Jake has peace and that he isn't in pain.

    You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Oh, Ruth! May you find that the comfort of God's Holy Spirit is enough for all your needs. It makes me grateful to know that Jake has real peace - the one that passes all understanding - and does not have pain. May the Lord give you and yours strength for each new day. Hugs!

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  4. Oh, Ruth, I am so sorry. I know in my heart that God is with you both, and he has freed Jake from pain. You are so strong in your faith, and I have been praying that God will comfort and lift you up. And my prayers comtinue to be with you both. You are on my mind and in my heart, and you are such an inspiration to others around you.

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  5. Dear Ruth, it is a comfort to hear Jake is not feeling pain and is at peace. Frustrating for those of us so far away to be unable to do anything more concrete than to continue to uphold you both in prayer. ((hugs))

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  6. I have been deeply concerned for you both. In some ways it is easier to go than to be left behind and bereft. Praise God you had a halcyon summer together without the threatening clouds.
    It is good to hear that Jake is at peace and ready for the journey and pray God it is a gentle and painless transition.
    To you dear Ruth, I can only send my love and the knowledge that only God knows what is ultimately for the best.

    My prayers, as always are with you both.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear that Jake has gotten so much weaker so quickly, but I am glad he is still mostly free from pain.
    You both are in our prayers and we pray that God's love and peace will surround both of you in a special way.

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  8. I'm so sorry that Jake is slipping so fast Ruth. It's such a blessing that he isn't in pain and I know that you both feel the love and comfort of the Holy Spirit. You're in my prayers. Diane

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  9. I just checked in too for an update. My prayers are with you both tonight. Praying that Jake continues to be pain free and that you both feel God's love and compassion.

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  10. Ruth, I am so sorry to hear that Jake is not doing so well. I have been checking back every day and I thank you for your up-dates.
    God is in charge now as he always is and I know your faith is strong. God will do what's best for the both of you. Being pain free is wonderful, and it will give Jake much comfort.
    Blessings and peace to you both.
    Take care, and ~Hugs~
    My daily prayers for you continue.
    Becky

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  11. I've been thinking about you as well. Thank you for taking the time to do the update. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jake, and your family.

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  12. Your faith and courage shine through the words you have written. Transitions are difficult but God is with you each step of the way. Remembering you often in prayer.

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  13. I'm so sorry Ruth. I'm glad he isn't feeling much pain.. I'm thinking of the both of you everyday. You are both in my heart Ruth. *hugs*

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  14. Ruth, I am so very sorry that things are progressing this quickly. I am praying for more time, peace & love for both of you as well as praising God for continuing to provide Jake with no pain.

    Wishing you both comfort & peace.

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  15. I think and pray for you both often. Things are moving so quickly since mid September -- yet maybe, at times for you, in slow motion.

    I am again thankful that Jake is experiencing little pain and that he is at peace.

    How are your nights going I wonder? Are you able to still the mind and get some sleep? Are you able to eat much?

    I too wish I could do more for you but I do continue to pray. I am glad you are surrounded by the love of family and friends.

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  16. P.S. I have really appreciated the devotional "Streams in the Desert" by Mrs. C. Chapman. If you don't already have it do look for it. The pastor's wife here bought s revised version for me after D died. I have since found an original version in a second hand book store -- I like the original language better. Great insights and solace for times like these.

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  17. Thank you so much for the update...I too check back every day. Sorry to hear that things are progressing so quickly . Thank God for being such a good God,asking Him to comfort both you and hubby. I'm thankful that Jake isn't in pain and he is now at a place where they will give him the best care and keep him comfy. God bless..

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  18. Keeping Jack in my thoughts and prayers...wishing him the best...

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  19. Sending prayers up right now - so thankful for so little pain and such peace for Jake. I pray for your comfort and peace as well. Hugs to you and we will all be here when the time is right for you. Thinking of you and praying for you often.

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  20. In the clasp of divinity, everything happens for good. I pray for the best. God bless.

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  21. Praying for God's blessings of peace and comfort for you both.

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  22. Ruth, I am sorry to hear that Jake is getting worse. My prayers are with both of you.

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  23. I'm sorry to hear that Jake is in the hospital, but it's good that he has found peace. My prayers are with you both.

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  24. Know that you and Jake are in my prayers today.

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  25. I know you are hanging on to God tightly right now and I pray for a continued lack of pain and for peace for both of you. We love you and pray for both of you.

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jake. God's peace be with you.

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  27. Dear Ruth, I cannot imagine what you and Jake are going through, but can only think of my mother and her illness and the toll it took upon us all. I wish I could reach out and offer you comfort, and only hope you find some of that in these heartfelt wishes. I am thinking of you and Jake.

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  28. Oh Ruth, Even though I sent you an email, I just cannot get you off of my mind. I am so sorry for what you (and Jake) are going through. I am glad that he is free of pain though...

    My love and prayers are with you both. God Bless You.
    Love,
    Betsy

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  29. I am so sorry to hear things have gotten worse. Just know that you are both in my prayers constantly.

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  30. From your update it seems you are being surrounded by angels.
    My prayers will continue.

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  31. Oh, Ruth, my heart breaks for you and your family. I'm glad that Jake was peaceful and that he now will be with the Lord. Be comforted my dear friend. Diane

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Ruth