June 6, 2008

An update

My baby has a brain tumor.
Hard to say it but there it is. The last few days have been really rough, and the next few days will be, too. The doctors are pretty confident that it is benign, so we have that to hang on to and give us some peace. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

If you want to send him a card, he is at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. He is bored and frustrated, so cards would cheer him up some. He'll be there at least through next Friday.

Again, your prayers are wonderful. Keep them coming please.

16 comments:

Jeanette said...

I have nothing but good thoughts for Jacob, you and your hubby. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen,you are all in my thoughts and they're all SUPER positive vibes coming your way!!!

Denise said...

The prior comment was from Denise Miles

Anonymous said...

Jen-You, Jacob and Dave have bunches of prayers and love coming from Kansas City.
Love ya, Sunshine & Adrian

Korie B. said...

Oh Jen,
Please know that I'm thinking about you & your family. I'm so very sorry that you guys are going through this. Baby G. and I will include you in our prayers.

Paula... said...

Big hugs to you guys from across the oceans - I'm thinking of you all. Give Jacob a nice big hug and let him know everyone is thinking of him.

We're about to head off on holidays for a month, but I'll try to check in when I can find some outback little town that has internet :-P

CarrieB said...

Hi Jennifer-
I will have my kids pray too. Scary stuff for sure. Thank God he is being watched medically and is in great hands. I will be checking your blog for updates. I'll look up the address for the medical center and my kids will be happy to send him some cards and good thoughts.

Hugs, Carrie (Korie's friend from CA)

Marirosa said...

Jen,
you guys are in my thougths and prayers, if you need anything please let me know. Your friends are here.
hugs, Marirosa

Kitty said...

Jen: I'm so sorry to hear your news. We are praying for you all and let me know if there's anything I can do. Kitty

Karen said...

Jen, you know that you, Jacob and Dave are all in my thoughts and prayers. We all love you!!!

Donna said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers for all of you.

I read your blog regularly and wanted to send well wishes.

Jeanne said...

Best wishes for a healthy speedy recovery. Kids are resilient...they amaze us everyday.

Jeanne

Jen Harkema said...

Hey Jen. Just wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Your family is in my prayers!

Leslie Herbert said...

Oh biggest prayers and hugs on you three Jen!

Amber Schmidt said...

Diagnosis like these are life altering and while our kids will grow up and remember relatively little of it... its the mother's heart that never heals. From one mother to another I know that watching your baby go back to the OR is the WORST feeling in the world... Wishing all the best for Jacob and praying for everyone for a positive outcome and easy surgery / recovery.

Hugs,
Amber Schmidt (Kyleigh's mom)
http://family.kentuckystudio.com