After 86 Days… Homebound!
It’s confirmed…Jesse will be released this Wednesday, April 25th, after 86 days!
It was Tuesday, January 31, 2011, that Jesse was admitted to Hurley Medical Center to receive his 3rd month of routine inpatient chemo treatment. Who would have imagined that 86 days later he would be going home?
It has been quite a journey…
Jesse had 3 days of chemo at Hurley, transferred to Hurley ICU for 3 days, Helicoptered to U of M, Ann Arbor to the adult ICU for 3 days, transferred to Mott Children’s Hospital, Oncology floor for 3 hours, then transferred to the Pediatric ICU for 13 days, then transferred back to the Oncology floor for the remaining 63 days.
He has endured chemotherapy toxicity, kidney and bladder failure, fluid in his lungs & ventilator, heart abnormalities & monitoring, blood clot on his brain, tube feedings, catheters, IV’s, blood transfusions, spinal taps, bone marrow draws, loss of speech & muscle movement and neurological damage.
But today, I can so graciously thank the Lord for Jesse’s current health…his kidneys, bladder, lungs, heart and brain blood clot HAVE completely healed. He IS still in remission. He IS speaking, eating and voluntarily moving his arms and legs.
Wednesday we will bring Jesse home and help him transition to his new home routine. For the next 6-8 weeks he will attend physical, occupational and speech therapies, also visit his U of M doctors once a week. During this time his goals are to walk and get as strong as possible, in all ways…and have some fun too!! Once the doctors feel he has accomplished what is needed, Jesse will be re-admitted to Mott Children’s Hospital for his bone marrow transplant. Then, the next phase of his Journey will begin.