Monday, October 5, 2009


I was just on FB and got this letter that Jaime wrote. Her hubby is the one that I've been asking prayer for! READ it!! How encouraging!!!!! God is good!!!!


UPDATE 10-04-09

Those of you who were here to witness Bob in the ICU on Friday night would not believe your eyes to see Bob now. The last couple of days have been nothing short of a miracle. I don’t know how long it will last, but the last two days have been amazing.

On Friday, Bob had 2 oncologists and a Pulmonologist tell him that there is absolutely nothing more that they can do for him, and that chemotherapy will not cure his cancer and he will not get better. His bone marrow has been completely replaced with Hodgkins Lymphoma and it appears to be in his lungs too. They decided to give him Lasix to clear some of his fluid retention in his body and lungs, mainly to keep him “comfortable”. Immediate X-rays show major improvement to the inflammation in them. He is able to breathe easier, and has been able to return to his normal room.

Two days ago, we sat in the ICU and said our goodbyes to each other. It was the most difficult day of my entire life. Many, many of his friends and family stopped in to do the same. Yesterday, almost immediately after returning to his room on the cancer floor, it was a complete turn around. Bob was acting as if nothing is wrong.

Bob and I, surrounded by some of our close friends, spent that evening talking, laughing, and playing. My friend’s son brought his LEGOs to play with, and Bob spent the entire evening building things out of them. I cannot explain the feeling of calm and peace that came over me that night, and is still with me today.

I finally got some alone time with Bob to discuss everything. Bob REFUSES to give up. He is ready to fight with everything in him. He does not care what chances the doctors give him, he would rather do SOMETHING, even if he is told it will not work, than do nothing at all.
The doctor that has been on call here all week is one that we do not like very well at all (and that is putting it mildly), which has not been a comfort to Bob at all. His own oncologist, Dr. Gize, will be rounding here all this week. Starting Monday, Bob will be in the care of his own, very competent doctor. This is a great comfort to us both.
We want to thank you all so very much for all of your prayers. We have an amazing support system. We have amazing friends, family and coworkers.
If anyone can get through this, it is Bob. He is strong, and his will is stronger. If things do not turn out the way we pray for, know that he is okay with that too. He is so grateful for time he has had, friends he has made, and experiences he has had. 10 years ago, he was told he would only make it a few more weeks. He proved them wrong. Recently, I was told that he would only be here for days, maybe weeks. He is going to fight his best to prove them wrong once again.
I cannot thank you all enough for all you have done for us. Feel free to join us in this journey.

Much Love,

Jaime J

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