Jake Jepson's Journal
Final Entry 12/4/13
Written Dec 4, 2013 6:52pmWeds. 12/4
ALL JAKE'S SCANS WERE CLEAR!!!! If I could climb to the top of the world and shout it, I would. The news today is tremendous.
Glory to God. Glory and blessings to all of you that have walked this journey with Jake. Your words of encouragement, your prayers and your support have meant so much to the Jepson family. We will never be able to adequately repay all of you. Please know that we felt your support and love!!
Jake will now have surgery on Monday to have his port removed from his chest. Let "being normal" start all over again! Let the hair grow quickly! Personally, I can't wait to see Jake play lacrosse again this coming spring. On the field, he's beauty in motion...so says the biased Dad. Some day, I'm sure the good Lord will reveal to Jake why he went through what he went through. It's definitely not apparent today. However, I know Jake is a better, stronger person today than he was on Jan. 21st of this year, when we began this journey. The strength of the Jepson family was revealed during this difficult time in our lives and I'm extremely proud to be the husband to Stephanie and the Dad to Tyler, Jake and Rece.
I'm not sure exactly how to end this journey and journal for all of you. This will be my last entry. I will let the site up for a few more days, if any of you have comments for Jake. My comments for all of you is...Thank You! You have honored and humbled me with your support, prayers and love. More than I deserve for sure.
Thank you and may God's grace and blessings find all of you!!!
Written Nov 16, 2013 11:34amSaturday, 11/16
Family and friends, I know that it's been way to long since I've updated the site with the latest news on Jake. My apologies. Life sometimes gets in the way, even when I have the best of intentions.
However, this is no ordinary update. Yesterday, was a milestone!!!! Jake finished his LAST day of chemo. 10 MONTHS!! I'm not sure that this fact has sunk into Jake, as he is somewhat of a reserved person by nature. I'm not sure he knows how to act or what to do. He's definitely happy, but I believe over the course of the next few weeks, the realization that he doesn't need to go to the hospital anymore will become that much more clear. What I do know, is that he wants hair!!
His journey is not over just yet. He will go back in for all his follow up scans/tests the first week of Dec. If nothing is found on the scans or other tests, he could be scheduled the following day, to have his port removed from his chest. From there we have been told that he will need to be seen every month for 3 months, and then once every 3 months for the next few years.
Once we have the scans done, I will update the site and let everyone know the results.
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers!!
Written Oct 27, 2013 2:59pmSunday, 10/27
Jake started his last 5 day in-patient on Friday. Stephanie stayed with him up until today, Sunday. I will stay with him until he gets out on Weds.
Though it is his last in-patient stay, Jake is still having difficulty seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Really down as of late, as he feels he is missing a lot at school and outside of school. Just wants this whole thing to end.
He will finish up over the next couple of weeks with a couple of out patient treatments. I'll do my best to keep everything up to date.