My Story

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Jesse Green
517 Morelock Schoolhouse Road
Westminster, MD 21158


 Jesse is a special gift sent to us from The Lord at 16 months old. To learn more about Jesse you can Read My Story.

Jesse is a very precious little boy, that we adopted at 16 months old and became his forever family. He was born on 5/4/1999 and is now 14 years old. We also have five older biological children(ages 30, 27 and 23 yo triplets) and two other, younger adopted children(ages 11 and 8 that are also disabled, one with Autism and one with FAS). Jesse has severe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome(FAS) and Fetal Dilantin Syndrome, that has caused him multiple defects and health problems including a cleft palate, tethered spinal cord, spina bifida occulta, congenital heart defects, congenital hip dysplagia, mental retardation and bladder atrophy. Almost every system has been affected. Jesse also has Autism, mild CP, epilepsy, is G-tube fed, has chronic lung disease and is on oxygen at night. His daily treatments include many meds, the Vest, cough assist and nebs. He has had many surgeries to correct his right leg, both hips ,spine, heart, g-tube/nissen, bilateral hernia repairs, pyloric stenosis and port placement just to name a few. At the end of August '07 Jesse got sick with double pneumonia and was admitted at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He very quickly turned for the worse on Labor Day and went into cardiac arrest 3 different times. Jesse was diagnosed with Adenovirus and had developed ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). The Dr came in to tell us that they did not think Jesse was going to make it through the afternoon and that we needed to get our family in to see him. They resuscitated(hand bagged) him, for about 6 hours and then finally they were able to put him on an oscillator ventilator with Nitric Oxide and by the many prayers lifted up to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and the wonderful staff in the Johns Hopkins PICU, we still have our precious little man and he is the love of our lives. Since then, he has been very in and out of the hospital with lung problems, spending many weeks, even months at a time.

*update-8/09*Jesse has spent 40 weeks inpatient for lung infections since August '07. He also needed a nissen done to try and protect his lungs from refluxing/aspirating. Please pray that he stays healthy through this upcoming flu/viral season.

*update- 01/10*Jesse's, recent CT of his lungs, now shows that he has mosaic perfusion, with probable Bronchiolitis Obliterans, along with worsening of his underlying Chronic Lung Disease. He is now steroid dependant due to adrenal insufficiency, which has caused him to have new problems with increased blood sugar levels and has been diagnosed with hyperglycemia.

*update-06/11*For the most part Jesse has had a remarkable winter only spending 2 times inpatient, both for respirtory problems. He has had more of a struggle with his intestines than anything this year starting back at his first admission of the year in 10/10 after being on a course of IV antibiotics so that has been the most recent challenge.

*update-7/12*Jesse had his 6th or 7th tetherd spinal cord surgery and was in the hospital from April 30th to June 21st after getting very sick with his lungs from surgery and his gut not working and had to get a G/J tube placed. He is now dependant on IV TPN for nutrition until he can hopefully start J-tube feeds.

 *Update- 10/1/12*Jesse had a J-tube procedure, 2 days post op he devolped ARDS a second time from severe pnuemonia and now is on the vent fighting for his life.

*Update-12/5/12*Jesse is now home trached and totally vent dependent. Please pray for protection from all flus and virus's.

*Update-2/11/13*Jesse is now also totally TPN and lipid dependent via through his port along with being vent dependent. He has been spending as much time inpatient as he has being home since October 1st. Please continue to pray for healing for our sweet boy.

*Update-7/20/12* Jesse has been home and out of the hospital since the beginning of May except for his excitement with his Trach coming out two weeks ago and we couldn't get it in so it bought him a Medivac trip down to Hopkins from our local ER. Jesse has been getting home/hospital teaching for the month of July then he will be off until school resumes the last week of August. We are trying to get his Tobi Nebs approved so we can keep him out of the hospital so please pray we get them approved. Other then that Jesse has been doing well. He got his new braces and is walking with assistance short distances. This will make his lungs stronger. Thank you for your faithful prayers!!

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Terri Green posted a new journal entry, "Prayers and Praises!".

The little man had a pretty good day today. I have one great announcement. The pus pocket that we have been so worried about for so long now popped sometime yesterday and ... Read more

Miss Pentax Nikon Canon and Ms Polly, Prayer Warrior ^jj^ signed Jesse's Guestbook.

HELLO MR JESSE!!My name is Miss Pentax Nikon Canon and I am the newest member of the fur baby family here at Ox Creek Cottage.  I am 8 weeks old and very happy.  I ... Read more

Terri Green posted a new journal entry.

Thank you for all of your comments love support and prayers. Jesse is finally in a better place today and slept a little better last night. Please continue to pray for his ... Read more

Lynn signed Jesse's Guestbook.

Am Continuing to lift up prayers!2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who ... Read more

Terri Green posted a new journal entry, "Prayers".

Jesse is just plain miserable today. Please say a prayer for him for peace and comfort. Thank you for your love support and most importantly your prayers! Read more

Terri Green posted a new journal entry.

After not sleeping for at least 5 nights Jesse finally crashed and fell asleep at 8pm tonight. Please pray for a full night of rest. Also his ped ordered another 10 day ... Read more

Ms Polly, Prayer Warrior ^jj^ signed Jesse's Guestbook.

FROGgin' for Jesse!!Hello, Mr. Buddy!  We are sending you oodles of smiles and good wishes for a very Happy Wednesday.  ;o)  Today is another busy day running the big ... Read more

Terri Green posted a new journal entry.

Jesse was suppose to see his pediatrician today and get his flu shot but I am going to have to reschedule it. I had a migraine all day yesterday and woke up with a ... Read more

Lynn signed Jesse's Guestbook.

Praying in Seattle!Psalms 107:28-31 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the ... Read more

Terri Green posted a new journal entry, "Prayers".

Jesse's sore is still just hanging on and not really going down much anymore. Very frustrating. Please pray these antibiotics penetrate the pocket and heal it up from the ... Read more

Lynn signed Jesse's Guestbook.

The Lord is on your side! Know that I'm here praying!Psalms 118:4-6 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever. I called upon the LORD in ... Read more

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