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February 11, 2012 / Ingrid

Critical Condition

On Tuesday, February 7th, Jesse had a safe flight from Hurley Medical Center but had a difficult transition to the new hospital.  He was admitted to the adult ICU for 4 days and was more sick than we realized.  The chemo he endured was more intense than his kidneys could handle which has caused several complications.  Initially, we thought kidney dialysis was the needed option for his kidney failure but afer much consultation it was determined that a dialysis would not actually filter the residual chemo from his body which is the cause of his current medical issues.  So we opted to increase fluids and add another med.  Jesse has been bed ridden, fighting infection, having difficulty swallowing & speaking.  I thank God for the many teams of doctors that have been testing & evaluating him.  Praise the Lord that Jesse’s blood clot on his brain is now gone!!  Also, that Pastor Gerald flew up from North Carolina to support our family.  Specific prayers are for Methotrexate (chemo) level, infections and mouth sores to disappear.

On Friday, February 10th, Jesse was transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Unit.  After 3 hours of mayhem which included difficulty breathing, low oxygen levels, pain, extreme agitation & anxiousness, he was transferred to the Pediatric ICU.  There he is being provided concentrated levels of oxygen, blood transfusions and continuous monitoring.  The STAT x-ray revealed pneumonia.  Jesse is afraid, anxious & angry.  Please pray specifically for total healing of  lungs, kidneys, colon and brain. Blessing… Scott & I were given a Ronald McDonald House room in the hospital for the weekend.

Your continued love, prayers & support are priceless.



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  1. Uncle Rob / Feb 11 2012 10:25 am

    Jesse – Keep digging brother, keep digging. I am leaving out of here forthwith to come visit! See you soon brother…see you soon. I love ya.


  2. Ellen / Feb 11 2012 10:29 am

    continuing to pray for this precious young man and his family


  3. Marjorie Clayon / Feb 11 2012 12:01 pm

    Jesse, you are loved by your family, by all your church family and mare especially by God- Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
    We pray that you all feel your Savior’s presence and deeply experience His love in a wonderful way.
    Jesus is NEVER away from those who put their trust in Him.
    Jerry and Marjorie


  4. MacBeth / Feb 11 2012 2:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing updates. Please give Jesse a hug from Sage and I. It’s his move on words!


  5. Diane Snellenberger / Feb 11 2012 3:36 pm

    I will be praying even harder for all Jesse needs. Plus for all of you.


  6. Cindy Chambers / Feb 11 2012 3:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of the set backs!! Mike and I are praying for you all and I have put him on the prayer lists at our church as well. So there are a whole lot of people praying for Jesse and the rest of the family. Pray that God will give Jesse the strength to endur what he has to go through.


  7. Huff / Feb 11 2012 6:08 pm

    we are praying for for you and your family Jesse, luv to you all from Roxboro


  8. Jennifer dixon / Feb 11 2012 10:24 pm

    I know y’all probably don’t remember me but my son Gabriel clay played ball at rcs with jesse. I want all of you to know Jesse is in our prayers.


  9. Leilani Schleuning / Feb 11 2012 11:02 pm

    Jesus take the wheel! I keep believing that good will come of this. It’s horrible to endure, but God is still in control. Praying for complete healing of all infection and for Jesse’s body to be rid of chemo med. Expecting good news! Sending my love to all of you.


  10. Sharon Powell / Feb 12 2012 6:19 am

    Hi Jesse,
    I awoke several times during the night praying for you and praying for you this morning. Trusting the Lord to see you through!! Much Love from Sharon in Roxboro and Billy in Kuwait.


  11. Coach Tuck / Feb 12 2012 9:18 am

    Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Battle back like I know you can! Dedicating this season to your full recovery!


  12. Makenzie sanford / Feb 12 2012 3:55 pm

    Jesse, there’s so many bumps in this long road to recovery but there’s also a end to it and you just got to dig down deep and hold on because God is watching you. I’ve been there and I know what your thinking. If you ever need to talk, don’t hastate. Fight fight fight!! -Kenzie


  13. Cheryl Stout Torrence / Feb 13 2012 7:11 am

    Lord, I lay Jesse before you. I pray for healing in his body, mind and spirit. You alone can accomplish this. As we wait for the Dr.’s to do their thing I pray that the Spirit will bring Jesse peace, a deep enduring peace. Quiet his fears and anger. Let him sleep so that his body can heal. Cleanse his body of the poisons that are making him so sick. We know that You love him more than anyone on this earth and have your hand on Him even as this prayer is typed. We love you and ask that Your name be glorified in this journey that Jesse and his family is on. In our sons precious name AMEN


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