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!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

5 Chemo's left!

I went with Jake to chemo today (short chemo).  I don't usually go, but I wanted to see what his counts were this time.  Austin went with us, so it was boy bonding time for me.  We were a little late getting there because I made them eat breakfast...I'm not sure why, because he left it at the clinic because the saline flush makes him nauseous. 

The counts were much better today!  Not good enough for the long chemo, (platelets 34) but much better than last week (platelets 13).  His platelets have to be at least 75 to get long chemo (next week). 

I am becoming a firm believer in this detox stuff!  Without it, his platelets would only go up 7-9 points each time he would get labs done, twice a week.  He said his mind is much more clear and his energy level is a lot better.  What a blessing that this was made available to us!  (She is opening up an office here in Lehi if anyone is interested)  I should probably buy one of those machines myself.  I know it's helped me feel better with just a few sessions.

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