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Monday, August 21, 2006

Jack

Another update on Jack from Barb:
We saw Jay tonight....Jack is getting worse. On Saturday and Sunday, he slept 16-17 hours each day. When he was awake, he had double vision and was dizzy. He can't keep food down. Twice he kept it down for several hours, but then he loses it. This all means that the cancer is growing.

His blood counts have been too low, so he didn't make it into the clinical trial here in Cincinnati. They are giving him some other chemo and steroids in an attempt to help make him more comfortable, and hopefully, his counts will come up high enough to qualify for some other clinical trial.

They go into the hospital tomorrow for tests, discussions with the oncologists, and possibly to give Jack an IV since he probably will be getting dehydrated. Meanwhile, we need that miracle.

Rick and Rhonda Lugari graciously sent us relics of St. Therese's parents...I gave them to Jay tonight and he got all choked up. We are so grateful for everyone's prayers....everyone's concern and support has been such a witness to our family.
It's extremely hard on Jack's family to watch him suffering -- please keep his parents and siblings in your prayers as well.
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!

1 comment:

barbfromcincy said...

Thank you..
God bless!