Sunday, April 17th

oday didn’t start off the best. I woke up this morning tired and cranky and kind of had a melt-down in my head. I couldn’t have one out loud because that probably wouldn’t have been good for Jacob to see. Soon after, Jacob woke up and he had a melt-down…a real one. I knew how he felt, so all I could do was console him. I don’t know what it was or why. Maybe just a combination of things. First of all, neither one of us are morning people. Second, we just don’t sleep well here. And third, we’re just sick of living in a hospital. Oh well! It’s out of our control, so we just try to roll with the punches.

Jacob had 3 hours of therapy today. He’s been working on strengthening still and also stairs. He was very proud of himself with how well he did with that. I always get so many compliments at both places from doctors, nurses, therapists and so many others about what a nice boy he is, how polite he is and how smart he is. Things I already know, but love to hear anyway.

He got done with therapy for the day at 3:00. My sister Liz and the kids came for a visit and also to take Caleb back with them. My parents came soon after. We had a great time and then my Dad took us all out to dinner. We were able to get out on the town again. I always hate when our time out and about come to an end. I enjoyed having my Caleb here with me and sad he had to leave. Earlier today, my distant cousin Lynn, along with her sister, and Lynn’s daughter Kariann came for a visit. We had a nice visit. I love to have company! Hint! Hint! 🙂

Jacob and I love all of your letters and messages. Wish we could answer them all, but there’s just not enough hours in the day. They mean so much to us! God has really shown us how so many people care whether they’re family, friends or complete strangers.

Please continue to pray for Jacob and his healing of this cancer. Also for his legs that he will regain his strength. We’re also asking that you will pray for Jacob as he goes in for another chemo treatment tomorrow at 1:30. This will be an outpatient appt. It will take a few hours including time for bloodwork and such. Please pray that the side effects will be minimal to none. Thanks again for taking the time to pray for him and think of him through this difficult time.

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  1. Tanya McPherson says:

    Erin, I have been meaning to write for awhile now. I wanted to let you know that I think of you guys often and pray for you! I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. I spent three days in ICU with Kendra almost two years ago and I was a wreck. God is amazing! Keep leaning on Him and I know you will do great! You are so brave and strong and your son is AMAZING!! He is in God’s hands. I wish we could visit you…if we were still in Michigan I would be on it in a second. Just know we are praying for you and we love getting the updates and seeing how your sweet boy is progressing and how amazing our Heavenly Father is.

  2. Michele Cavin says:

    praying for Jacob

  3. Johnsons says:

    Much love and hugs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Gina Sorensen says:

    Dear Erin, Ken, Jacob and Caleb,

    Wanted you to know how often we think of you. Dave and I wish there was more that we could do to help. We pray for your continued strength to get through these difficult weeks. All our love and prayers….

  5. Gina Sorensen & Family says:


    We have a little care package we’d like to send to Jacob. What address do we send it to? Hugs to all of you!

  6. Geri Peterson says:

    I think you both are allowed a little melt down. This is emotionally draining for a family. Praying for peace and comfort for you both. God is holding you all in the palm of HIS hand.

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