Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Jack in the ICU

Barb informs me that Jack's mother had to call 911 today because he had a seizure. There were some frightening moments where he was in an unresponsive state and would only stare blankly. Fortunately he's out of the seizure now, but he's still hospitalized and under sedation. They have him in ICU for observation and have done a CT scan to see if they can find out why it happened. The family had been hoping that Jack would have a few "normal" weeks while he continued his present chemo, but that doesn't seem to be happening.

Every time I post an update on Jack I include his prayer. Please take a moment to pray whenever you read it.
Venerable Louis and Zelie Martin, Servants of God,
You offered many prayers for your own sick children.
We unite our prayers with yours for Jack's healing.
May God look favorably on your intercession and, in His Mercy, grant us our request.
May His will be done in all things.

Venerable Louis and Zelie, pray for us!

4 comments:

Rick Lugari said...

Lord have mercy

barbfromcincy said...

We found tonight that cancer is definitely growing...the new chemo is not helping. The doctors are very pessimistic now. The seizure was probably caused by the cancer. He is still in ICU but they're hoping to get him off the ventilator by tomorrow. He is responding to some stimuli now, but he is still sedated.
Jay and Suzy are struggling so with watching him suffer, as you can all imagine.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers...
A blessed weekend to all.

John Farrell said...

God keep Jack and his family.

barbfromcincy said...

Please feel free to put any info you find on my site here...I'm more concerned about my mysterious visitor than anyone here.
We did find out today that the cancer has spread to his spinal fluid... more bad news. They took him off the ventilator, but he would stop breathing sometimes and Jay would gently shake his hand and tell him to breathe and he would start up again. They're hoping that is only temporary. They really hope that they will be able to bring him back home. They don't want him to have to spend this time in the hospital.
A blessed weekend to all...we are so humbled by everyone's kindness and prayers.