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!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1 more chemo down!

One more long chemo over with!  The nurse didn't start the pump correctly for the fluids Monday night, so it stopped after a short time and he wasn't hydrated enough to start chemo on Tuesday morning.  They pumped him full of fluids, but he wasn't peeing out.  Finally, after 5 hours of no relief, I asked them to give him something to help things along (otherwise, we would be there overnight again).  They did.  I went to the gym and got my exercise in and by the time I got back, he had peed plenty and they had started the chemo.  Still, it took until 9:30 to finish.  It was a long day, but so happy to have one more chemo over with!

My good friend Karen, took care of dinner for the family while we were gone.  Jake was so excited to eat something good at home!  They send him home on fluids, which were suppose to go until 2 a.m. last night.  Jake told me he was going to rip it out at midnight if I didn't take it out (He's getting to be a bit of a stinker about this cancer treatment stuff!)!  Good thing we are almost to the end!  Two longs, two shorts left!

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