Thursday, September 23, 2010

Update on Jake

Jake has been in Boundary Trails Health Center since Saturday morning.
 A CT scan revealed a mass on the pancreas.
Today we were told by two doctors that there are multiple tumors affecting different organs in his body.
They both said that surgery was not an option and Chemo was not likely to be very effective.
Our personal doctor also told us to not expect years but rather months.
This has been a very painful day,and likely the start of many more painful times.
Jake and I thank each one of you for your continued prayers and support.
Without God on our side we could not go on.

34 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

Ahh Ruth and Jake, my heart goes out to you. Such a difficult, difficult time but still our God is good ... all of the time ... yes, even in sorrow and suffering. He sees the whole picture, the big picture. He has you in his everlasting arms. May the peace that passes understanding rule in your hearts today and in the days to come. Love to you both.

jeanlivingsimple said...

Ruth, I know more than one person who was given a similar prognosis. They are alive and totally well. So...don't give-up and keep the faith! May God guide you in this time of need. My prayers for healing continue....

ruthinian said...

Oh Ruth... I have heard about Jake's condition from Betsy. She asked fellow bloggers to pray for him.

Ruth... i just want you to know that you are not alone in this struggle. though we do not know each other personally, as a blogger we have a common bond so keep in mind that you and Jake are in my thoughts and prayer. Keep the faith and stay strong. God has reasons and they are always for the best.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, I have just cried and cried ---because I live so far away and can't be there to hug you and pray with you... Just know that I'm with you in spirit...

I'm so sorry what has happened to Jake--but as I told you in an email, it's all in God's hands --not ours. I have a friend who has cancer and is still winning although her prognosis wasn't good...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers--and so will George. Please know how much we love both you and Jake... God Be With You BOTH...

Much Love,
Betsy

Karin said...

Only our heavenly Father knows how much time any one of us has been given! Been thinking of you all day and am praying that there would be an awesome healing touch from the Lord. May the Lord give you His abiding peace during this shocking and difficult time. Hugs!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh, Ruth, I am so sorry. Perhaps checking other doctors, like The Cancer Center Of America, I know they do wonders. I will continue praying for you both and praying for discernment for your next step, strength, and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and so is God.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Oh,Ruth! I am so very sorry to hear that. I have tears in my eyes thinking about what you are going through right now. I pray for peace that passes all understanding as you and Jake journey down this path. I wish I could give you a hug.

Susan said...

So sorry to hear the news. Its news we all don't want to hear. I pray to God that He puts His loving arms around you and Jake this time and give you the peace that you need. God is a good God and will never leave your side. I gave you a hug yesterday and today I give you a hug through cyber space ((((hugs)))...take care and stay strong

S. Etole said...

Continuing to hold you both in my heart ...

D said...

Ruth, God be with you and Jake. We pray for you both and our arms are outstretched for you to grasp.

Carole Barkett said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during these difficult times.

Becky said...

My dear friend Ruth. I am so sorry to hear of Jake's prognosis, but please don't give up hope. I am a 15 year breast cancer survivor, and I know first hand what such news can do to you and your family. I know you will continue to trust in God and he WILL lead you and Jake in the right direction.
Love and prayers to all
B♥

Ruth said...

This is devastating news and I am sorry to hear it. All of us live one day at a time and I pray God gives you both the strength and wisdom for your daily journey.

Valerie said...

My heart aches deeply for you both. . .
Praying God will hold you up on the journey ahead.

Marsha said...

Ruth, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I will pray for both Jake and you, may you have healing, strength, comfort, and peace as you face this journey. Miracles happen in HIS time...God's Blessings to both of you!

Neal said...

I am so sorry to hear that but don't give up hope. They gave my older brother 18 months to live 6 years ago and he's still going strong. I'm not good with words so I'll leave you with one of my favorite Bible verses... "“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me."

Cicero Sings said...

You are much I'm my thoughts and prayers this morning.

Arija said...

Ruth dear, what a terrible time for you both.There are times in life when prayer is the only resort we have and prayer can do so much. I fin it is best to pray for the greatest good of all concerned rather than anything in particular. It gives our guardian angels a free hand to turn the very worst to a good outcome whichever way it is meant to be.

I am including you both in my prayers.

Mary said...

Oh, Ruth....I'm so sorry. Will they do the chemo anyway? I know this is a terrible time for both of you. When our world suddenly turns upside down, it is hard to be strong sometimes, even when we know God is there. Hold on to God tightly and let him hold on to you! I know you have a wonderful strong faith and pray that he will give you some peace in this. I will have you both in my prayers.

What Karen Sees said...

All the words and thoughts I have have already been said. All I know is that God is aware of your pain, and loves you and will give you strength and blessings. My prayers are with you both.

Diane said...

Whatever God has in store I will be praying for both of you. So difficult for you both. I know that your faith will see you through. Many hugs, Diane

Unknown said...

Ruth and Jake, I am very sorry. I will be thinking of and praying for the both of you. Much love from my house to you and yours.

~Brenda said...

Heartbreaking news; keeping you both in my prayers.

Leah said...

Ruth, I'm so sorry to hear about this. We'll be praying for Jake and for you. Wishing you all the best.

Montanagirl said...

Ruth, I am so sorry. At this time, I know words probably strike you as meaningless. But you are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine said...

I pray that God will give you both strength in this difficult time. The doctors are not always right, and a strong will can often overcome even the worst illness. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Anita Johnson said...

I hoped for better news when I stopped by here tonight. I am praying for you both...

Jolly Princess said...

The Lord knows what is best for His children. I will continue praying for healing and emotional strength. ♥

Kerri Farley said...

Oh Ruth .... tears flow as I read this. I am truly so very sorry and I never seem to be able to find the right words to say. Please know that you and Jake are in my heart!

Monica H said...

My heart just sank to the pits of my stomach as I read this.

I'm praying for health and time.

MAYRI said...

I was just passing your page...I saw your writings. I stopped here to write somethings. I am so sorry to hear bad news. Dont let you get in hopeless. Our best wishes and our prayers with you. Much loves from Türkiye. God bless you

me ann my camera said...

Dear Ruth, I am late in reading of Jake's health news. My heart is with you both. You have been such a wonderful role model of a loving marriage to others. May you both find peace and happiness in the months ahead. I will add my prayers also. Ann

Willard said...

I had missed this being away for two weeks and I am so sorry to hear this news. We are praying for you and wish you both the best in your time of trouble.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Encourage what you have ahead. Life is full of tribulation, Trust in the Lord. Sometimes, it can be very tiring, just tell God, help.

I had a difficult time of a different kind. God send his earthly angels to minister to me.

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