This rose was in one of the arrangements sent by a friend to cheer me up.
Here is the update as sent to many people.
This is a verse I cling to.Were it not for God in our lives,this would be a terrible time.
Jake,Steve and I feel God's hand in our lives daily.
Not much is changing from day to day.
We are now seeing the doctor every 5-6 days to drain fluid from Jake's abdomen.
On Saturday,he removed almost 4 liters.This usually gives jake some relief,being able to sleep,lying down.
We are scheduled to go back again on Friday.
The appetite is not returning,and according to the doctor,probably will not.
Because of the lack of appetite,jake has lost a lot of weight and is feeling weak.
Most of the time he is now using a walker in the home.
The other on going problem is that his feet are quite swollen,but again,the doc.says that this is because of how the body is not preforming as it should.
It seems that this too may just be the way it will be from now on.
He still has little or no pain and that is a praise worthy thing.
I think the doctors have finally found the right sleep aid for him.
Temazapam together with a long acting Morphine help him to have decent nights.
Thanks again for all your faithful prayers,phone calls,food and visits.We appreciate what each of you are doing to make this journey a little easier.
Once again,please feel free to drop in or call,for those of you close enough to do that.
Thank-you to all,
Ruth and Jake
I want to add that I am also very thankful for the many emails from you my blogging friends.
I look forward to reading each one and am encouraged by them.