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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 2 After Surgery

Jacob had a fairly good night last night. He hasn't cried out in pain (except when they are moving him) and is able to control his pain medication with a touch of a button, which gives him a bit of a sense of control over this whole thing. He rested well overnight and is sleeping off and on today.

He urinated last night which was good, as they were thinking they may have to put the catheter back in if he didn't soon. He went again this morning when they put him on a tiny portable toilet. His bowels are starting to wake up now so he can have more fluids to drink and may get a little JELLO later today. They will be washing him up today and want him to try to move around a bit, even if it is just standing up by the bed to begin with.

He is such a strong boy and is not complaining at all. I try to let him know that he can tell us if something hurts or can complain if he needs to but he wants to please everyone. It makes my heart break to see him so strong after everything he has went through. And knowing that there is much more to come makes it break even more. I need your continued prayers for the biopsy results and my peace of mind. It's been tough trying to take one day at a time and not think ahead, though I know that is what I need to do or else I am going to drive myself crazy.

My mom has stayed in town and will be going back home today. My husband will be coming to visit Jacob today and then going back to be with the other two at home. We are trying to make this as easy on the kids as possible, because while Jacob is going through all this the other two just had their world turned upside down as well. They haven't even been away from me overnight before so this is hard on everyone.

It's been great having use of the Ronald McDonald House and we hope that the kids can come visit Jacob on Christmas Eve, spend the night again at the McDonald House, and then visit again on Christmas. We will have our real Christmas when we all return home.

Thank you all for your prayers. This is all so overwhelming and scary and I'm trying to process everything. Knowing that there is a support system (especially a prayer one) behind me makes this journey just a tad bit easier.


  1. Im so glad he is doing some better on pain! I can't imagine how hard this must be on all you! Praying for safe travels as everyone comes to visit and goes back home. And praying for another good night!

  2. I'm praying for you and your family. My younger brother went through a battle with Hodgkin's Disease (when he was in college). My mom and dad moved with him from WV to New York City for treatment at Sloane Kettering. I asked my mom how she was getting through it and her reply was - bulldog faith. I'll be praying for you all.

  3. Also keeping up the prayers! ((()))

  4. Glad to hear that his pain is under control. Prayers will continue!
    Kim in VA

  5. You are in my prayers and I am added Jacob to our church prayer line.

  6. stranger to you, but I have seen you around the blogosphere before. Trust that I am praying for you.



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