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Jake’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Jake and his progress.

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Latest Journal Update

Jake's entry April 5

Well it's been a long time since the last journal entry and a lot has happened since then. Toni was sick for most of January and then I got sick in February. I was checked into Toronto General Hospital and checked out and then checked in and then checked out and then checked in again with a urinary tract infection that went septic (bacteria got into the bloodstream). I also had a lot of secretions from my lungs, which made it difficult for me to breathe. Toni stayed by my side and lost a lot of sleep, but we got through it. I eventually came back to Bickle center and march was a lot better. Toni had to fight off a lot of sickness in February as well, and some of this carried through into March. We are now finally enjoying good health and just finished a nice Swiss Chalet takeout dinner at Bickle with Chris, Michelle, Shawn, Andrew, Adam. A good time was had by all. Now we can look forward to making the preparations to go home in the next 6 months or so, watching Blue Jays games, and enjoying family. Toni has been able to enjoy many of our grandchildren by visiting Elianna on her birthday, having Daniel and Adam during March break, and having Granny days with Isabel and Gabby. We are particularly encouraged by the small successes that our little Elianna has had in the wake of so many challenges set before her. Like all of our grandchildren, she continues to amaze us.....
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6 Comentarios

Julia Dowell
By Julia Stewart (Dowell)
Jake, you had me the other night when you called! Had your # not been blocked I would have called you back so fast your head would still be spinning. This is the only way I know to get in contact with you. Hope you read this and call that # again. My name is now Julia Stewart but I do know Charlie's # and will give it to you when you call. He is anxious to hear from you.
Ruth Liebersbach
By Ruth Liebersbach
Wow going home in the next 6 months. That is very exciting to hear. I am glad to hear that both of you are back in good health and getting ready to enjoy our spring...if it ever gets here!!!! .
Pulin C
By Pulin
Wonderful to see that both of you are back on track and recovering. There are many ups and downs but your resolve to keep going and do the best you can is remarkable. What is wonderful is the loving family and friends are with you as well. I pray that things work out for you. Keep it up.
Marianne Hume
By Love, Marianne and Michael Hume
God Bless you all!
Kathy Beeby
By Kathy
Thanks for the update. I was able to get a bit of news on your progress from Toni last Friday at NBBC. It was such a joy to see her in person and to find out how you are doing. I continue to pray for your progress and so does the growth group I'm in. Thank the Lord for your and Toni's recoveries from your illnesses. God is in control. I sincerely hope you can get home in the next few months. I'm glad to know that you're watching the Blue Jays games. Today's victory against NYY (6-1) was a great start to the season. We can cheer them on from Burlington, while you do the same from TO. I hope you get to some of the games at the Rogers Stadium. That would be awesome! All the best to you, Jake, and to Toni and the family. I'm following comments on Facebook, so if you don't get a chance to post on Caring Bridge, we can always get some news from Facebook.

May God's richest blessings be upon you both.
Bob Hamersma
Good to hear from you two, gives us a good reminder to keep the prayers goingl especially in times like you've just been through. Hope you had a blessed Easter, and we'll try to make a point of visiting this sumner .
Bob and Jayne