recovery day two

12 Jun

Jenna had a very long 14 hour surgery on Tuesday.  The surgeons felt they were able to accomplish their goals, though new unexpected cancer was discovered on the right side of her face.  None of that had shown up on any imaging and the surgeons were quite surprised and frustrated.  We are now waiting for the pathology report and a new game plan.  Jenna spent one night in the ICU but is now on the regular floor.  She is dealing with pain, swelling, dizziness and generally feeling crappy.  She walked one time last night and 3 times today, which is what her doctors want her to do.  Jenna wants to challenge herself and walk many more times today. Jenna and her family appreciate all the prayers and support from all of you.  

Lisa and Kurt (mom and dad) 

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22 Responses to “recovery day two”

  1. Kathy Kemmeter June 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Thank you for the update. You all have been and will continue to be in our prayers every day.

    The Kemmeters

  2. Farah Speer June 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Thanks for taking the time to update us. We are all thinking of Jenna, Jimmy and your family.

  3. Clare Lynam Goldfogle June 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    It is so good to hear from you both! We of course have been worried so it is good to hear she is up walking. Please give her a gentle hug from me!

  4. Brittney Dauk June 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Thinking and praying for you and your family, Jenna! Hugs!

  5. Rose Forst June 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Thank you for the update. I have to tell you that late last night Lyle lifted his head off the pillow and said to me “don’t forget to pray for Jenna”. We will continue to pray for all of you including your team of doctors. As always, thinking of you often,

    Rose Forst

  6. Krystal Loewe June 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this update. Continuing to send Jenna, Jimmy and your family an abundance of prayers and good thoughts.

  7. Barbara Nelson June 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Tight hugs of love and prayers being sent to you……

  8. Julie Grathwohl June 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Prayers and lots of hugs are being sent to all of you. Also thinking good and healthy thoughts for all …

  9. Beth (Altmann) Rewitzer June 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    There’s a huge wave of love and prayers sent from so many directions to you all….can you feel it??? God’s guidance will help the doctors come up with the right game plan!!! Love you guys!! ~Beth and Tom

  10. Ashley Vickery June 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Thank you for the update. I have been thinking about you Jenna and sending love and prayers your way. Hugs to you and your family. xoxo

  11. Becky Boyle June 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Thank you for the update. Jenna has been on our mind and in our heart, as have you, her very loving family. We will continue to hold you close in our prayers.

  12. Miki Schultz June 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Thank you for updating the site, my prayers and thoughts continue to soar to Gods ears.

    Hugs n prayers, today and always!
    Miki

  13. Myleea Spencer June 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Thank you so much for the update. Jimmy and Jenna are all we are thinking about and wishing them strength and laughter.
    Love,
    The Spencer’s

  14. Nanci Fine June 13, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Thinking of you and sending positive prayers…

  15. Pat Hess June 13, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    My Prayers for Jenna, and the entire family as everyone goes through all of the ups and downs you have done so many times before. Strength and courage to all.

  16. Teresa Vacanti June 13, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Have been thinking of all of you nonstop. We will all continue to pray and send positive
    thoughts your way. God bless.

  17. Nanci Fine June 13, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    Jenna knows I am praying for her and her hubby…Lisa…for you…this isn’t okay and was never part of conversations…I want you to know how much I miss you and your companionship, friendship, and chats. Send me your contact information. Give Jenna a big hug and kiss for me when she can tolerate it…Loving you all…think of you often

  18. Barb Dietz June 13, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    Appreciate the updates. As always Jenna, Jimmy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you are a great support to one another and have the utmost of trust in your medical team. We will continue to hope for a positive plan going forward. Lisa, we have you covered at work. Don’t even give it a thought!

  19. Grandpa and Grandma June 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Dear Jenna, after fourteen hours of surgery you have once again shown all of us how much courage and determination you have to overcome this latest battle with cancer. You are the most courageous person that I know. With your spirit, your terrific medical team, and the grace of God, we can all be confident that you will be successful in winning this battle again. Keep fighting Jenna! We are all praying and thinking of you. Love you.

  20. Michelle Owens June 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Jenna, Rachel has been keeping me updated. You have amazing support and we are praying for a fast recovery and some answers with a plan in the near future. Hang in there. You’ve got this. You never cease to amaze me. Thinking of you. Michelle Owens

  21. Nancy Braam June 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Glad to hear surgery went well. Thinking and praying for you and all your support circle. All me best.

  22. Emily Kaiser June 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    Thinking of you Jenna and sending all the positive energy I can your way. And sending a lot of love to all of your family too. Hope you are seeing big improvements in recovery since this update. Next weekend is Time to Fly and you know all the Kaisers will be lifting you up and fighting back against these nasty pediatric cancers!

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