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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Jack's Weekend

From Barb on Friday:

Anyway, tonight we found out that the doctors are very pessimistic. Suzy's sister is a nurse at Children's Hospital and she was in a employee's lounge and overheard the doctors talking about Jack. The CT scan today was bad and they have no hope for him now. Jay said tonight that they don't know how much more they should make him go through concerning treatment. They hate to prolong his suffering, but they hate the thought of losing him. What a heartache!

I pray that our dear Lord's will be done....

And yesterday in the comments box:
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.
Jack's Prayer
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!

2 comments:

rhonda lugari said...

Barb,
How is Jack emotionally dealing with all of this? Is he scared?

Maybe we can all storm heaven today with a nine hour novena.

barbfromcincy said...

Jack is holding up emotionally very well...he doesn't seem scared. In fact, today he told Jay and Suzy that he was ready to go.
He's very peaceful, drowsy, looks around at us, tries to talk softly sometimes.
Any prayers would be greatly appreciated.
May our dear Lord bless you all.