Friday, May 30, 2008

Lord Have Mercy!

Some of you already heard, but the results of Jeff's MRI on Tuesday were not good. His tumor has not been affected by the treatments and has grown again...the doctor told us there is really no other treatment they can offer...when I asked the doctor how long Jeff had he estimated 2 months.

I expected bad news because Jeff has been getting more confused in the last week or so, but when they tell you point blank like that it is numbing!!!

The doctor has referred us to a hospice in our area, they will come to our house and do an assessment and then decide how often they need to send someone to take care of him, so that is our next step. Thankfully Jeff is in no pain and he shouldn't have much except headaches once in awhile.

Please pray for Andrew, Zack & Dalaynee, they are all having an understandably tough time with this (and also me). Pray for wisdom for me in decisions that will have to be made in the next couple of months, Pray for God's comfort and peace for all of us.

Thank you for walking with our family through this journey for the last year...please continue to keep us lifted up throughout the next year.

Blessing to all of you!

Friday, May 23, 2008

God is with us!!!

We received an answer to our prayers for direction last unemployment check came in the mail and with it was a note that read..."You have received all the benefits payable on your claim. If still unemployed, you may file a new claim by calling your Unemployment office or visiting our web site." Thank you Lord...reapplying seems to be the easiest solution at this time.

Also, on Thursday of last week we went to LA for Jeff's 4th treatment and after getting his blood work back they sent us home because his white count was too low. They gave us a prescription for an antibiotic and told us to get blood work done near home on Monday and then maybe come back on Tuesday for treatment. We went to Long Beach Memorial outpatient lab and I received a call from LA on Tuesday morn that his white count was good but the only appointment available on that day was 8pm...his treatment would take from 1-3 hrs...I didn't want to be driving home from LA after we went on Wednesday afternoon. The treatment went fine...Jeff fell asleep as always. Now, we have an appointment for an MRI on Tuesday and and appointment with the Dr. after that for the results. I'm pretty sure that if this treatment doesn't work, we will have to start searching for a clinical trial he may qualify for or there is no next step. Please pray for positive MRI results, peace & mercy.

Thank you!

Monday, May 19, 2008

"Vanessa" Van Gogh

Just thought I'd share a photo of our budding artist...

Okay, so it's not a perfect lady bug...but you can definitely tell that's what it is right???? (I know, the red paper helps!)

Also, a few weeks ago we bought Laynee her first sleeping bag and suddenly, her toddler bed just isn't good enough anymore!!!

Campin' out with all her friends around her is soooo much more fun!!!
(I couldn't find any sleeping bags without a built in air mattress on the bottom?!?!? When I was little...we had to rough it on the hard ground!)

Go figure!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Not Many Changes...

Hello all!
Mom offered to take Dalaynee for a few hours today, so I have a quiet house right now...thought I'd take the time to post.
Jeff is pretty much the same, VERY tired, nauseated (but not vomiting) and confused. I can't always tell if his confusion is better or is always a little consistency! Anyway, we continue to ask God for restoration of memory, obliteration of cancer, and direction! My unemployment is going to run out soon and I'm not sure it's the right time to leave Jeff for a part-time job...please pray that God clearly shows me what I need to do next...I have confidence He'll provide, so I'm not too worried about it.
Please also pray that we keep our eyes open to what God wants to teach us through this and that others may come to know Jesus as their personal Savior.
I guess that's about it, just wanted to let everyone know how much we appreciate the prayers, meals, gift cards, money & overall love shown us. We are constantly amazed!!!
Bless you!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Friday, May 2, 2008

From the lips of the fingers of Jayne

Hello! I'm not sure what to say to all of you except that we love you and are so thankful for all your prayers, comments, emails and for your support!!! It means the world to us to have such a wonderful family, church family and neighborhood!!!

Keep us in your prayers! I am feeling pretty good, just some nausea here and there and forgetfulness. We are still crying out to God for healing and trust him with every day.

Blessings to all of you!

Jeff (dictated to Jayne)