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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Odds and Ends

The doctors decided to finally do a scope today. After a week and a half we have answers on what is troubling Jacob. A large ulcer was seen in his intestine, with probably several more behind it (they didn't continue the scope after finding the first, moving past the first one could cause irritation that they wanted to avoid). These ulcers were probably caused due to his last chemotherapy round.

Jacob is now taking a syrup four times a day to coat and heal the ulcer(s). Because he is now on the mend round two of chemotherapy has been started this evening. This is a five day round so he should be able to go home on Saturday, making it 25 days this month that he spent in the hospital. We are all looking forward to being together again!

Jacob and I are trying to stay sane in the hospital. Trips to the library or walks down to the cafeteria. Jacob hasn't been into the Child Life crafts this visit but I try to get him to go to the playroom, even if it's just to play on the computer for awhile.

We have been watching movies together (Batteries Not Included) and television (Extreme Cheapskates is a new favorite of both of us).

Most of all, we are just looking forward to going home and hope we have a week or so at home until we need to come back for stem cell harvesting.


  1. I'm glad to hear that they finally have an answer as to what was causing the bleeding! I'll be praying for him as he undergoes chemo right now, that his body will still heal the ulcers and that they won't reoccur.

  2. I am so glad to hear that you have an answer on this! I hope you are home soon!

  3. So glad to that you have some answers to what is wrong with Jacob. We will continue to pray for healing! God bless you all with sanity!

  4. I am continuing to pray for Jacob, you and the entire family. My quilt group at church is also praying for you all.
    I pray the peace of God wraps around each of you like a warm blanket and that you Feel His love.
    Blessings to you,
    Carol Ann



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