Friday, January 31, 2014

HELP! THEY WANT MY STOMACH!



We have seen God on this road.  This week, through various contacts and second medical opinions, He has clarified the way.  We ask for FULL HEALING and believe it will come.  We also ask that it will come in HIS WAY and in HIS TIME.  Whatever will best accomplish His purposes in Jenna, in us, in His kingdom.  She is in His capable, loving hands.

We are pursuing lots of natural remedies that have been building up her immune system and we will continue to do that throughout this whole process.  The Lord has also given us some great traditional medical resources and we are thankful for them.  Our insurance is covering everything and we are super grateful.  

At this time the TREATMENT PLAN is:

1.  Surgery on Monday, Feb 3, to remove her stomach (total gastrectomy).  This is meant to eradicate to the primary cancer.  They will connect her esophagus to her small intestine.  They will also take out her belly button (!!) where the umbilical tumor that she first noticed was.
2.  During surgery they will employ a localized peritoneal chemo.  This procedure infuses & circulates anti-cancer drugs into the abdominal cavity.
3.  Post recovery from surgery (approx. 6 weeks), she will begin intravenous chemo.

It is a relief to have come to some decision and now we will be praying and waiting this weekend, getting ready for Monday, when the BIG ADVENTURE continues!

We plan to tell the Drs. Monday to make sure they check to be sure that there is STILL a tumor in there before taking out her whole stomach!!  Who knows what road the Lord is going to choose??

THANK YOU for standing with us.



15 comments:

  1. Praying for you all during this "adventure"...God is faithful - we can trust and thank Him for ALL thinks (Eph. 5:20)! Cling to that! Dan and Michelle Tebbe

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  2. We are thankful God has given you peace and confidence in your next steps, may God clearly direct the Drs and intervene on Jennas behalf during the surgery and chemo. We love you guys and know that God loves you even more. He is strong enough to heal and loving enough to care.

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  3. Praying for complete healing! Peace beyond comprehension be with each of you!

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  4. Pam, our prayers are with you. Trusting God that the doctors won't find anything! God has never been out of the business of miracles of healing. Our heart aches with yours. Nothing would be better than to give God all the praise and glory showing the world that what NOTHING is impossible for HIM. Love you.

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  5. Forever grateful to ALL for the love & prayers!

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  6. Father God, give supernatural wisdom and insight to the doctors and nurses. May You fill Jenna's body with Your healing and may surgery not be necessary! May the doctors be astounded and amazed and may this draw them to Christ. May they have so many questions that the family can answer through Your word. However You choose to heal, may You receive all the glory, all the honor and all the praise for Your great workings in Jenna!

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  7. Pam & family:
    Please be assured that we Schapanskys will be praying for you all in this journey. Especially Jenna!!
    Wish were were closer to walk more directly with you during this time - but we will do so from afar. We will do so in faith and in prayer. We will do so in trust that our sovereign Lord will be tender and faithful with you all - as He can't be any other way.

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  8. ¿Entendí bien? ¿Le van a quitar a Jenna su estómago?¿Pero cómo va a vivir Jenna sin él? Seguimos orando.

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    1. pues sí! aparentemente se puede vivir sin él....pero hay q hacer algunos ajustes.
      Gracias por acompañarnos

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  9. Muchas, muchas gracias Pamela, por crear este blog. Si pensé en comerme los brazos de los nervios esperando noticias de Jen, ahora solo me voy a comer los dedos.
    Que el Señor llene tu corazón de madre de paz y gozo como Él da; en abundancia y en medio de circunstancias que parecerían no hacer lugar a tales estados del alma. Y sin embargo, Él es rico en amor y misericordia y los Sider se refugian bajo sus alas.
    Los amamos en el Señor.
    The Rim

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    1. Es mi terapia, Ruthi! Lo disfruto, me desahogo y doy información a todos los amigos a la misma vez!
      vos sos alma gemela para Jen....gracias, amor

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  10. Pam, we've been following your journey with God through Jenna's cancer. Sorry for your pain. Grateful that you're willing to wait in it and know God in it. The Frey family is praying for you all. Love, Staci

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  11. Praying for Jenna. Praying for healing

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  12. I had the joy of teaching Jenna at Sunny View School. A beautiful and intelligent human being. I am so sorry. God bless you Jenna and your family.
    Dr Jan Walker

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