Saturday, October 23, 2010

Update On Jake

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
   Psalm 29:11

 This past week we have experienced God's strength daily.
On Monday,the 18th,Jake had another 4 liters of fluid removed from his abdomen.
Having this done gives some relief and also increases his appetite.
The procedure went very well,with almost no pain.
We also had a visit from a Palliative care nurse.She offered various suggestions to be more comfortable,but the best 
was putting Jake on a low dose of morphine.
This has resulted in him having more restful nights and waking up feeling refreshed.
Throughout the week we have enjoyed visits with many dear friends.
Each one brings a touch of Gods love into our home.
It looks like we will be back at the hospital again on Monday for more fluid removal.
  Jake and I again want to say Thank-you for all the prayers on our behalf.
We know that we are being carried by Gods hands
   Jake and Ruth

  Thanks to all of you in blogland who are praying and giving encouragement.
The above is the same update sent to friends and family.
  Ruth

35 comments:

chasity said...

thank you for this update.
so glad to hear that the doctors are finding ways to help.
hugs and blessings~
chasity

Ginny Hartzler said...

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, and I await your updates. I am glad that Jake is sleeping better and relatively pain free. God knows how strong your faith is.

Monica H said...

I'm glad he's a bit more comfortable at the moment. Each person brings a bit of God's love- that's so beautiful.

S. Etole said...

It's good to hear that he is more comfortable ... praying for strength and peace for both of you.

Karin said...

This is definitely not an easy time for Jake and you and your dear family and close friends. So thankful that God's mercy allows him to be relatively pain free and that he can get a better night's sleep with the low dose of morphine. Lifting you both to the Father's throne in prayer. May He surround you with such love!!

Montanagirl said...

I'm so glad he has been given some relief from his pain. You're still in my thoughts and prayers.

Valerie said...

It is good news to hear that Jake is home, getting bits of relief and restful sleep. It is good too, that they can relieve the pressure by draining the fluid. Praise God for Doctors nurses and technicians that have the knowledge to ability to make one comfortable.

I know your feelings must be in such a tizzy of up and down, happy and sad - what a sweet man to encourage you to get that iPad. Just another love the two of you share -

I hope you have a bit of fun - figuring out all the ins and outs of using it. Perhaps someday you can post some tutorials, and teach us a thing or two about it.

For now you both continue to be in my prayers.

Valerie

Jane said...

I am glad that Jake is getting some relief from his pain. I continue to pray for both of you,

Jane

Sandra said...

I am so happy the morphine is helping jake. God created docotrs to create drugs to be used to help his children. i really beleive that and he has blessed you with friends and family to lift you up while he carries you through this time in your lives. God bless you both, we pray and care

jeanlivingsimple said...

I also am glad that Jake is able to rest at night.
Thoughts and prayers to you both!

Diane said...

Thanks for the update, Ruth.
I'm glad that they're helping Jake be more comfortable. God's love and joy and peace to both of you. You're in my prayers. Diane

Carole Barkett said...

thank you for the update,you're in my thoughts and prayers

warriormom said...

Thank you for the update, Ruth. Glad to hear Jake is being well cared for. Praying for you both. ((hugs))

eileeninmd said...

I am glad the doctors are able to give Jake relief and I'm sure the restful nights have helped him too. Thanks for the update and I will continue to pray for you and Jake.

Elaine said...

I'm so glad to hear that the treatments are helping to make Jake a little more comfortable. Being able to sleep at night makes a huge difference. You continue in my prayers.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Thank you for the update Ruth. I'm so glad Jake can have relief. Praying for you both!

Craig Glenn said...

So sorry to hear Jake is not well. Glad to hear that he is feeling better though. I will be praying for him and you.

Craig

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the update..stay strong..

George said...

I'm glad to hear that Jake has gotten some relief from the fluid removal. We hope that he continues to feel comfortable. We will keep both of you in our prayers.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

The word palliative sends shivers to my spine. My son was under palliative care 21 years ago.

I will remember both you and Jake in my prayers. I am via Eileen's site.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I went back to all your posts to see what is happening to Jake. I pray for God's peace for you both.

Your Christian faith is an inspiration to all who read your posts.

I can relate with you with your trials and tribulations because I lost my son. And it hurt.

Mary said...

Ruth, It's good to know that they can make Jake more comfortable so he can rest. My thoughts and prayers continue for both of you and I wish I could give you hugs as well. God is strong when we are weak...lean on him. Thanks to the Lord for good nurses and hospitals as well. We love you and care about both of you a lot.

Becky said...

I'm so glad you can update us on Jake, Ruth. I continue to think about the two of you and pray for you daily.
Bless you both.
B.

Leah said...

Thank you Jesus for watching over Jake and Ruth, and please continue to look after them, and lift them up. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Unknown said...

Hi Ruth,

I am late chiming in on this one... but thank you very much for the update. I think that the morphine, at a low dose, is a blessing and I am happy that he is made more comfortable.

Much love and many hugs to the both of you!
Krista

Pat said...

Thanks for letting us know how things ar going for Jake, Ruth. That is a huge volume of liquid being removed from him each week; wow. I continue to pray for God's grace, comfort and strength for you and Jake during this terrible trial. (((Hugs))) -Pat

Rick said...

It's very evident that prayers are being heard Ruth. So glad to hear that the drainage and drugs are providing some relief.

We'll continue to pray that Jake may have pain-less days and nights.

God bless both of you.

me ann my camera said...

How wonderful to hear that Jake is able to rest more comfortably now, that must make a tremendous positive difference for you both. May the continuation of your journey be full of uplifting moments. Wanting all the best for you both. blessings, Ann

Anonymous said...

I hope he is still feeling better.

Laurie Hiebert said...

Just wanted you to know that Garry and I have been thinking and praying for you both! Good to know that Jake is more comfortable and able to get some rest!

Michele said...

Just checking in and giving you all my love XOXOXOXO

Connie said...

I have not been blogging for months and just stopped in to catch up. I was so saddened to read through your posts until I felt I knew what all was happening your life.

I know that God will be a source of great comfort for both of you. These are hard times for both of you. I will be praying.

Becky said...

I've been coming by each day to see if Jake is feeling better.
Prayers continue.
Take care.
Becky♥

Neal said...

Thanks for the update! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diane said...

Just wanted to say hello and let you know I'm saying a prayer for you. Hugs, Diane