Saturday, January 23, 2010

a little celebrating is due

Good - make that GREAT news. I had a telephone conference yesterday with the doctor who is monitoring Jacob's infection and antibiotic levels. It has been decided that Jacob can come off of the antibiotic after this dosage which ends on Monday. This to me is huge and to be wildly celebrated for a couple of reasons.
    #1 - the doctor said that he can have his pic line removed. The antibiotic has been given through a slow drip bottle twice a day over a 2-3 hour period. So Jake has to function with a bottle and tube hooked up to his left arm. He got use to it but it is awkward and one more thing to deal with.
   #2 - his thumb graft is taking. That last bit (10%) that we have been watching is healing and covering the bone.
   #3 - we can move forward with Jake's head surgery. He needs to be infection free before the composite (not metal) plate can be put in his head. He has been infection free for at least 2 weeks now. I called the surgeon to get the ball rolling on his pre-op appointment as soon as I hung up with the infection doctor.

It feels so good for me to move forward with some good news. Jake is missing his friends, missing working at Freeline, missing driving a car, etc etc. He wants freedom and this is a step toward a bit more independence.

More to share as things transpire this week. But I just wanted you to join us in this celebration.

Love and peace in abundance,

Tom (daddy)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Keep on doing it, God!! ~Ginger

daisyfields said...

Praising God for his blessings along the way...and we continue to pray... :)

Anonymous said...

This story has moved me. Always praying.

Anonymous said...

That IS wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blessing! It's been great to see the power of pray in action. Thanks for the updates and I will continue to pray for Jake and your family.

In His Name,
Theresa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on perservering in your faith and trust in our Almighty God!! He has such grace and love for each of us. I know Jake will continue to move forward and become all God wants him to be. Many blessings to you and yours.

Noree said...

Dear hearts...
That is the most wonderful news...
Know that we ALL rejoice with you, and will pray for more of these steps for Jake's return to his life~and friends~and the humdrum of everyday life that he will have again...and won't that be AMAZING!!!!
Love to you all.
Bless, bless, bless,
Noree and family

Anonymous said...

We are CELEBRATING with you in Spirit and heart even though we don't see you all nearly often enough in person! God's simple and complex miracles continue working in and through Jake-we are very excited by the latest news on his continuing recovery! =) much love! bill, kathy & girls

Susie Boggs said...

I pray that everything keeps coming your way... patience man.... whew ! What a wonderful family you are : )
Thank you for sharing... xxxx !!

Joslin3 said...

What wonderful news. I know the road has been so long but God is working such amazing things.

Mari said...

Yay!!! Thanks for the GREAT NEWS!!! Jake is definitely missed by his friends here too who eagerly await his forward mobility to freedom! :-) Praying here as always - love to you all!