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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prayer Warriors

I felt such relief yesterday when I decided to have hubby take Jacob to the doctor for his stem cell count today. I figured that they may have to stay overnight but that at least it was a simple procedure and I couldn't fathom the thought of spending another night in the hospital so soon.

I awoke with hubby and Jacob this morning and sent them on their way. A few hours later I hear that his hemoglobin and platelets are low and he is getting transfused. Looks like the stem cell harvest won't happen and chemo will be pushed back to next week.

A few hours after that I hear that Jacob presented with underwear full of blood and that the doctors were now concerned that it was not the fissure causing that yet something higher up in the intestines.

My gut feeling told me to go be by my little guy, especially since the doctors were considering doing a scope. Hubby could have handled it just fine, but I knew that Jacob may want his mommy.

I arrived at the hospital to Jacob who was experiencing extreme nausea and he started throwing up soon after I walked in the door. The potty was bright red after use. Doctors begin to suspect a telescoping intestine.

An x-ray, ultra-sound, and CT scan later the surgeon held a consult with the GI doctors outside our room for over an hour. The surgeon doesn't think it is a telescoping intestine after looking at the CT scan and examining his tummy. He suspects an infection in his small intestine which is causing inflammation and possibly ulcers which is causing all this bleeding. This in turn is causing Jacob's hemoglobin and platelets to drop...which can in turn make the bleeding worse.

Lots of lab work and tests are being done to figure this out. He is still have bleeding and just isn't feeling well, though the past couple hours have found him sitting in bed watching television, instead of sleeping and throwing up like the earlier hours.

I'm asking for some prayer warriors tonight. That the doctors will figure out what this is quickly and get him on the path to recovery. That his body can heal and that he can have a break from sickness. That his next round of chemo (moved back to next week) will not result in more sickness and infections. Please keep the prayers going and put him on any prayer chains that you know of. Thank you all so much!


  1. So sorry to hear all this! :( Will pray!

  2. I am praying. May God be near you and this precious boy.

  3. Praying for sweet Jacob tonight... (((hugs)))

  4. Praying for wisdom for the Doctors and comfort for all of you.

  5. Prayers heading your direction!

  6. Prayers for your little guy and that doctors can figure this out and fix it quickly.




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