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November 11, 2012 / Ingrid

17th Day of Induction: 11/11/12

Last Thursday Jesse had his spinal tap & chemo injection.  The results came back with leukemia still in his spinal fluid, not higher but still 1%.  Hopefully, on Monday the results will be 0%.  They will continue to repeat this procedure until the results are negative-0% two times in a row.

Current leukemia levels in the:  peripheral blood 0%, spinal fluid 1%, bone marrow ?

November 23rd (28th Day of Induction) is the projected bone marrow biopsy. 

For the last week Jesse has remained in his bed very weak and unable to keep food down.  He is suffering from severe heartburn/chest and abdominal pain which are due to low white blood cells and a condition called Esophagitis.  The esophagus is a muscular tube leading from the back of the throat into the stomach.  Esophagitis is an inflammation of the lining of the esophagus.  The doctors think Jesse’s inner lining (mucosa) of the tube is extremely irritated with possible ulcers.  He will continue to be given nutrition and medications through his IV as we wait for his white blood cell count and platelets to recover.

Jesse’s poor body has now endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy since December 2011.  He has suffered from neurological damage, managed to relearn basic physical activities like talking and self hygiene and he has overcome many limitations like maneuvering a wheelchair or even walking with a walker.  He has been in and out of Remission several times which is physically and mentally challenging… Jesse is now quite exhausted. 

Scott and I have been watching Jesse, hour by hour, day by day, and see how much he is suffering.  We do not know what Jesse’s future holds but we are trusting in the Lord’s plan.  Jesse is afraid but we are reassuring him that no matter what happens, this is not the end of the story!  Heaven is for real…

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4


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  1. aunt rox / Nov 11 2012 3:19 pm

    Oh my Jesse- I love love love him. He is in my thoughts constantly and I have all the hope in the world that he will make it through this a stronger, confident man. Xoxo love aunt rox and baby p


  2. Phyllis Grisso / Nov 11 2012 3:30 pm

    Our hearts go out to all of you, and many, many prayers! May God Bless You All!!!


  3. hwschmidt / Nov 11 2012 4:19 pm

    Dear Jesse, we are still praying for miracles, for desired test result, for complete healing. O God, thank you for your healing hand on Jesse’s shoulder. We thank you for your loving presence and caring touch. Please bring peace to our troubled hearts. Lord, help us to cary Jesse’s burden. Loving God, thank you for your promise that you will be our light, our light at the end of the tunnel which seems so far away. Help us to focus on you in the quiet of our hearts and to return always to rest in you. In Christ, hermann


  4. Helen Morill / Nov 11 2012 5:09 pm

    Jesse. Prayers are continuing for you. Still waiting for that miracle. You are the most courageous personI know of any age. May God’s richest blessings pour out on you Mom is right, Heaven is For you. May God continue to strengthen you for the journey that you are on. Sending prayers,love, hugs and blessings.


  5. jemoto3 / Nov 11 2012 5:19 pm

    Jesse, my family and I pray for you daily! You have been through so much in these past months. You and your family are true inspirations for what faith, courage, and hope truly mean! God Bless you all!


  6. Diane Snellenberger / Nov 11 2012 5:33 pm

    You all are such an inspiration, our prayers and love are surrounding you.


  7. Denise Lowden / Nov 11 2012 5:34 pm

    Praying for you Jesse. Stay strong with God on your side.


  8. DONNA BOWES / Nov 11 2012 5:37 pm

    jesse and family.i know you have fought a hard battle.i hate to hear of anyone in pain we love you jesse just rest and family you need to rest.the rest is in gods hands.


  9. Joanne / Nov 11 2012 8:20 pm

    We are all thinking of you and praying for Jesse to get better. He has been through so much, it breaks my heart. Please let him know Mike and Jordan send there love and he’s in their prayers!


  10. Becky Evans / Nov 11 2012 10:15 pm

    <3<3<3 and prayers with you….


  11. melissa bell / Nov 16 2012 9:48 am

    we are praying for u and your family, that God will come in and take over.. that he will touch you from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet.. that he will heal from the inside to the outside.. we have a mighty big God he can do all things… he may not come when you want him, but he is an on time God.. we love u and your family, and from here in ky. we will be praying for you all…God Bless


  12. Cindy Martin / Nov 16 2012 11:14 am

    your story. sending love, hugs,prayers, and hope your way. Continuing fighting and we’ll do the rest. God bless.


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