This is Jake's Story...

Jake is a 20-year-old twin who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare form of cancer. Going through a vigorous daily radiation treatment and weekly Chemo treatments make him extremely tired, weak and sometimes nauseous.

Jake is otherwise a normal teenage kid. He likes playing computer games, paintball, swimming and golfing. He loves hanging out with his four brothers, 4 wheeling, camping, and ruining his mom's laundry baskets while making home videos. He hopes to someday become a computer programmer.

This blog was started to keep his family and friends updated on his status.

Addendum: Jake became cured of cancer, free of pain and everything this world brings on September 29, 2010. He continues his journey in Heaven. He is doing awesome! Hope you're doing the same!

His family thanks you for your generosity in donations, love and service. God has shown us many tender mercies!
Thanks for being one of them!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Last third of the Chemo regimen

Monday starts the last third of Jake's chemo regimen!  I don't know if the hardest part is the middle, because the end looks so far away, or the end, because we have been through so much and it's hard to go one more time!  At least we can see the end...did you ever have to take yucky medicine for a long time and just the thought of it makes you gag?

I'm a little nervous for this next chemo.  I guess because the last one was a little too scary for me.  Well, let's just be grateful for a nice weekend!  Monday brings a double visit from the nurse!  She has to draw blood to check his counts, then come and start a bolus of saline around 10 pm.  Unfortunately, she will be on her valentine date.

If all goes as planned, his last chemo will be April 20th.  It's actually suppose to be on his birthday, April 19th, but he refused to spend his birthday getting chemo all day!  Can you blame him?

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