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, March 3, 2011

Scan results

The chemo went well this time! (good Sigh!)  I think the detox helped get things moving faster...but when I told my doctor bro-in-law about it, he just started laughing and said it was ridiculous. I'm just saying, if it helps Jake to feel better, why not!
The scan went ok, but I wasn't excited about the results.  It showed very little reduction in the tumor.  Dr. Wright said this sometimes happens and not to worry about it too much.  The report says the the swelling is a little worse than before, but the tumor is "stable".  They had a hard time seeing it very well, so they are going to check it by MRI next time (in May).

So on we go...chemo again for the next two weeks, then if counts are good enough, long chemo on the 22nd.  It's good to be counting down again!

1 comment:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. We need to get together and play some rball been too long!