Friday, October 14th

First of all, I’m not even sure if anyone will be reading this or not.  I apologize that I haven’t written in about 3 months and kind of  left everyone hanging.  I was instructed to lay-off for awhile, but not anymore…..

First things first, Jacob is doing wonderful!  He is happy and healthy, going to school full time and loving life!!!  🙂  He turned 10 years old a couple weeks ago and was able to go bow-hunting October 1st.  He shot a 6-pt. buck and was ecstatic!!  I’ve been hunting for years and never got one.  He certainly deserves it though.   🙂

In the meantime, we’ve been checked-up on by CPS for the past 3 months.  “Just doin’ their job” while the case is still open.   It wasn’t going anywhere….CPS couldn’t find a reason for medical neglect like the hospital was claiming and either could the prosecuting attorney.  That sure didn’t stop the hospital from whining and got another big children’s hospital involved to complain, which is also downstate (I’m not supposed to mention names, but I’m sure you can all figure it out).   Doctors from both hospitals acted very irrational and immature because apparently everyone up here “is incompetent – they don’t know how to handle a case such as this”.  Well, DHS ended up filing a petition.  We have been to court a few times.   Crazy things keep happening to keep it from going further.  We’re already on our second judge.  

Yesterday we went to court again.  Had a useless meeting first and then the lawyers met with the new judge.  There is now an actual trial set for the first week of December.  There will be a jury.  This trial is for two things.  First, they are still pushing to have Jacob have 6 more months of chemotherapy and 2 months of radiation.  Two of the chemotherapy drugs that he was on and would be on are mustard gas – yes, chemical warfare.  Another one is nicknamed “red death” and can potentially cause major heart damage.  Another has chloroform in it and the other two are just as capable of causing cancer.  Yes…it’s all POISON!  And I’m sure most of you know how horrible radiation is.   Oh, and did I forget to mention again that Jacob is CANCER-FREE!!!!  Yes, he had another PET Scan a few weeks ago and still NO CANCER!   They truly believe that poisoning my child is the best thing for his health.  It doesn’t matter that we have doctors currently keeping any eye on him.  It doesn’t matter that he’s had a lifestyle change and we’re doing multiple things to keep him healthy.  It doesn’t matter that we’re going to keep getting PET Scans done every 3 months.  It doesn’t matter that we would certainly get him into treatment the moment one of those scans came up showing cancer.  They’re not happy with that answer.  Is it because they’re not getting their $60,000 a month?  And that’s not counting radiation. 

Okay…now let’s talk about the other side to this story.  Another reason for this whole trial is the fact that they’re trying to set an example with us – to not question the doctors or the state, for that matter.  We’re all just basically “foster-parents” to our children.  The state actually owns them and they have a right to decide what’s best for our kids.  We, as parents, do not!  I hope you are all as outraged at this as we are!!!  What happened to our rights??  This is certainly not a free country that we’re all fooled into believing.  Doesn’t the 14th amendment mean anything??

If this makes you furious, please let us know!  Let Governor Snyder know.  Let our Senator and State Reps know.  Let DHS know.   We need to stand up for our rights as parents that we know what’s best for our children and that we should ultimately have the right to decide what’s best.  Not some strangers who don’t know a thing about our children or us for that matter.  

As bizarre as this whole situation is, and believe me – you don’t even know half of it, we’re trusting God!  We know this is all happening for a reason.  Not quite sure what it is yet, but God has a plan.  He cares about Jacob.  He loves him more than we do.  God has been taking care of us this whole time since day one back in March.  He keeps on blessing us in so many ways and we are so thankful!  He is truly an awesome God!!!  Please continue to pray for us, for this whole situation.  That the truth would be revealed.  That God’s will would be done!  Also, please continue to pray for Jacob, that he would continue to stay cancer-free and that he would get stronger each and every day. 

Thanks for everyone’s support over the past several months!  You all are amazing!  🙂

Committ everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you.  He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.  Psalm 37:5-6

 

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  1. Melissa Trotter says:

    I just happened to check your blog today – the day you wrote on it! I am so glad Jacob is doing well. Keep trusting God in everything. Anna had a relapse last week – the leukemia came back, much to our surprise, but we have given her a minimal amount of chemo and steroids and her labs are coming back clear. She is soooo much healthier, though – you wouldn’t hardly even know she was sick. Dr. Girardi has asked me about you a couple times – I’ll let him know how it’s going.

    • Jacob says:

      Oh Melissa, I am so sorry! Jacob was very upset when I told him. We think of you guys all the time. Please tell Anna that we are praying for her and to keep trusting God! She is truly an amazing young lady! We feel so blessed that we got to meet her (and you too!). She is incredible! 🙂 I will put her on our prayer chain at church. Please keep in touch! We miss all of you! 🙂

  2. Carisa Taylor says:

    We think of you all often. Still praying for Jacob’s health to continue. I know the changes you have made in lifestyle will help greatly. Still praying for this court nonsense to go away. Don’t let them wear you down. Stay strong! We love you all!!

  3. Michele Cavin says:

    Praying for health and strength to all of you.

  4. Tami Westman says:

    I had your blog on my favorites bar and ‘accidently’ clicked the icon today….how neat it was to see there was a new post. I am so thankful that Jacob continues to do well. We are still and have been praying for Jacob and your entire family.

    Your situation does anger me. Have you considered taking this further than our state goverment? This whole thing is awful and forces the family of a sick child into more stress and more cost. But you are right, our God is an awesome God. He will see you through, even through the roug times.
    Praying always.

  5. Brenda Lindeblad says:

    Just read your blog and we are thrilled that Jacob is cancer free!!!!! Please don’t let the courts wear you down as we know they will do that. All the state wants is your money and they won’t quit until they get it! Stay strong for yourself and your family. God will take care of you.

  6. Ashley Phenix says:

    Hi, I am a friend of Liz Endsley, I have been praying for your son and decided to click on the post she put on facebook today to see what the update was. I have a 1 year old son and I cant imagine what your family is going through. Praise God that he is healthy and cancer free! I am furious with what you are going through with the state. If going through your son having cancer isn’t enough they have to but in… I was wondering if you have tried talking to news stations?? It seems like they would eat this up. I just feel it may scare the hospitals involved if it was getting bad publicity, maybe they would drop it?? I know I may not fully understand all the details. I just wondered if that was an option. I will continue to pray for Jacob and your family. God bless!

    Ashley



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