Seven Days

Tonight marks the end of the seventh night of Jasmin’s cancer.

What a ride it has been.

Here is what we know. . . .

October 15th -

Fine needle aspiration was taken from Jasmin’s right breast and lymph nodes.

October 17th -

Initial biopsy results showed a malignant grade III tumor in Jasmin’s right breast.  We immediately went to the hospital for additional ultrasounds of the tumor and tissue under Jasmin’s arm.

October 18th -

Jasmin’s lymph nodes were biopsied again.  She had her liver, kidneys, spine, neck and chest scanned for any additional tumors.  Doctors were limited in the resources they could use due to the fact that Jasmin is at the end of her second trimester.  However, upon completion of all these tests, EVERYTHING came back clear.  Including the lymph nodes.  Praise God. . . some good news.

October 19th -

We met with another oncologist and begin to see the makings of somewhat of a game plan for attacking this awful disease.  It appears Jasmin will have to receive chemotherapy and she will need surgery to remove the tumor.  The question becomes how and when to each of these two necessities.  As of Friday, we will be meeting with an additional surgeon to gain more insight.

October 20th -

This has little to do with treatment; however, it does show God’s constant work.  Jasmin wanted to get out of town before the inevitable chemotherapy or surgery in the following week.  Additionally, she wants to get family pictures taken before she undergoes surgery or begins chemotherapy.  She calls Amber Walters and low and behold, Amber is going to be. . . at the coast on Saturday.

Getaway (check), family pictures (check).  Thank you God for the little things too!

October 22nd -

Meeting with surgeon in San Antonio confirms our thoughts that God is leading us towards chemotherapy before surgery.  Jasmin’s oncologist requests additional biopsies of the tumor and we schedule surgery for the 23rd to implant a medi-port.  A medi-port is a device that is used to administer the chemotherapy.

Below is a rough diagram of what the device looks like.  The part with the tape and bandages is only there when the drugs are being administered.  Otherwise the part illustrated under the tape is actually under the skin as well.  More information can be found as this hyperlink: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/chemotherapy/process/how

October 23rd -

Jasmin is biopsied in the AM and undergoes surgery for her medi-port at 1:00 PM.  All goes well and Jasmin is now comfortably sleeping as I finish this post.

We will be meeting with a high risk OB on Thursday and Jasmin is scheduled to begin chemotherapy on Monday morning.

Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for us and the doctors.  Pray that we are making the right decisions in accordance with God’s will.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

 

 

55 thoughts on “Seven Days

    • Jasmin, Heard thru Celia, about your journey. I am asking God to continue to lead, guide and direct you and your family. He is there, even when we dont feel Him. Don’t give up, let up, or quit! God loves you so!

  1. Praying for you each and every day until this monster is gone! You are a strong person, so I have no doubt you will beat this. Thanks Jeff for the complete update. I know this is hard to believe much less put into words for the rest of us. Love to you from The Hons Family!

  2. I pray for you and the whole family. This chemo will be ruff but stay strong. God doesnt hand us anything we cant handle. Take one day at a time. Never look back only forward. Lots of love and prayers are coming your way.

  3. I was so happy to see this blog this morning. Thanks Jeff!
    Jasmin, you have been my mentor for so many years, in so many ways. I am your cheerleader and I promise to be here for you and pray for just as you have for me. I love you girl. God bless you and your family.

  4. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. You are resilient and will get through this and be stronger than you were just 7 days ago. Thank you for sharing this website and letting us all be a part of your journey. Stay strong.

  5. Jasmin and Jeff, thank you so much for setting up this blog, now I don’t have to worry about passing on information to the family incorrectly. Jasmin, so much to say I will have to put it in a card, but I want you to know we are all standing with you in prayer. You are on my church prayer list and many, many people are lifting you up daily. My prayer is that you are able to focus on Jesus’ HOPE that He will carry you through and try not to focus on all the many circumstances coming at you hundred miles an hour from every direction. His Promise, “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jer 29:1) We love you both and are in continual prayer for your healing and recovery and the protection of that beautiful life growing inside you. All our love,
    Anne and Eddie

  6. Jeff thank you for posting and keeping us updated on Jasmin’s journey . We love you guys so much . We are praying hard . God is good. Love you guys ! Jasmin we are you biggest fans ! Cheering you on and here for you .. Love you Kelly and Jeremy

  7. I just saw this blog and want y’all to know the Pruetts are praying for you. I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this, but yes–God is good… GREAT, in fact.

  8. Jeff thank you for making this to share with all of us and thank you for being the rock that my sister needs.
    Jasmin thank you for everything you have taught me. From being left handed, to using a blowdryer. I owe it all to you. You’ve always been my big protective sister and you mean the world to me. God is using this to change all of our lives. Just know you are not in this fight alone. All eleven J’s, mom and dad and everyone else around you are here and willing to help you with anything. The “hulk” aka dayne and me will be ready to babysit or do anything you need. I love you so much and you are on my mind at all times! <3

  9. Jasmine and Jeff- We will be praying for your whole family during your fight of this ugly cancer and your precious baby inside. Please know that we are thinking about you and your battle and pray that God helps you and your family through this with flying colors!! Jeanette and Bill

  10. Prayers going up for all of you. Anxiously awaiting the next post with updates.
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” Phil 4:6-7.
    Your precious family is in His loving arms and in our thoughts and prayers-Cindy

  11. My name is Morgan and I work with Judah at theCENTER in Waco. I just want y’all to know that I am praying for your family and that my church (FBC China Spring) is praying for your family!

  12. Such an intense last week this has been for y’all! Taking your pictures at the beach was about the LEAST I could do for your family in all of this. I know God had a hand in how it all worked out for Saturday, though…divine intervention for sure! He’ll be with you every step of this journey. Love y’all!

  13. Thank you Jeff for making this public so we can pray for Jasmin and the family. Jasmin…… we love you so much!!! I’m so sorry that you are having to go through this, but please know that you have so many people behind you willing to help, and of course pray! You are an inspiration to so many people, and help so many people, now it’s time for us to help you. We love you so much, and will be here every step of the way. May GOD bless you and get you through this as healthy and strong as possible. XOXOXOXO

  14. Me? I dont pray. But now? I’m praying away. Somehow missed this, so I’m late to comment or contact you, my bad, cuz.

    Something I learned a few years ago: life’s harder than I expected, sometimes- but those hard times bring into focus the aching beauty and support that is our family. You’re in good hands, I know.

    Let me know what you need and you got it. Babysitting, dinner, my right pinky…and it’s yours. I don’t use that one much anyway…

    Lauren

  15. Jasmin, you and your entire family are in our prayers and God will see you through this. And Jeff, thank your for your wonderful work on Jasmin’s blog. I don’t know Jasmin, but her sister, Jennifer, is my boss at the DA’s office. I am sure Jasmin is as wonderful as Jennifer and I will let my family and friends know of this horrible diagnosis, so they will be sending their prayers as well. My mother is a breast cancer survivor as well as a dear friend of mine, as will Jasmin be too!!

  16. Jeff, thanks so much for setting this blog up! It’s a great way to keep everyone updated! We’ve been praying for you & Jasmin daily. We love you guys & our heart breaks for this trial your walking through. We pray the Lord will carry yall through this because we know we couldn’t get through anything on our own strength. We want y’all to know that you have a small group that loves & supports y’all & we’ll be praying you through this. Praying hard! Love The Rutledge’s

  17. Hi Jeff and Jasmin,
    I just found out about this. I am SO sorry to hear that you are going through this journey, but as you know, God will give you the peace, hope, strength, and grace to get through each day. I will pray those things for both of you and your sweet children too, including the sweet baby in utero. Lots of love and prayers to you.
    Lisa Johnson

  18. You don’t know me, but I want you to know that people who are your family in Christ are praying for you too. God’s grace is sufficient.

  19. Love and prayers to you and your family, will be checking the blog and hearing from family to see how things are going, we love you and know God is in control, lots of love..in our thoughts and prayers, Faith, Roy, Asher, Ariella and Aidon

  20. Your family is in our hearts & prayers… We are saddened that you must battle such an ugly disease but God is good and will see you through it. I know that your faith is strong and there is an army of people ready and willing to offer support in any way you need it. We will be praying for your strength and ask the Lord to wrap his arms around your family and that precious baby.

    The Webb Family

  21. Jasmin and Jeff, you are in my prayers always. All I will tell you is that your faith will get you through this. Believe and it will be. This is one of those things that you just hand it over to God and Believe this will be done. You both have so much faith in God and with so many people lifting you up to him, you are in God’s hands.
    love you both.

  22. I have met you a few times Jeff and have known Jasmin since high school. I was shocked to hear about this on FB and was very upset by this as I’m sure everyone is. My thoughts prayers and strength are with Jasmin and your entire family during this time. I am very happy to be able to read this blog and intend to keep up with everything. Praying everyday for her.
    Jennifer Wilson Casanova.

  23. Goodness, I had a whirlwind day trying to get out of town to Big Bend to celebrate my 60th with 2 other Godly women…..and then, I get a phone call from Felger and Friends….whew…baby girl…you’ve got prayer warriors on this end for sure. You will be in my thoughts and prayers from here on out. I just want to give you a big hug…but, I know you’ve got plenty of arms wrapped around you..mainly, the main one “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”…Romans 8:28…I know you will bring him glory.

  24. Jasmin, can’t tell you how much the prayer makes things easier. I’ve been where you are headed through the cancer treatment, but with all the prayers, love from family and friends and love and prayer from my church members, it has been amazing!! I will continue to pray for you and will do anything you need…please give all the credit to God and He will make things better for you.

  25. Jeff and Jasmine, I am so sorry to hear about this , but, know God will carry you through. You may or may not know that I was also diagnosed with breast cancer in April. I finished chemo in July and am now undergoing radiation, and all is going to be fine.

  26. I’ve never posted on a blog before and apparently hit “reply” too early, so my earlier message was unfinished! I wanted to say that I would love to talk to you and help in any way that I can. Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone who’s been through it. Please know that you are in my prayers and I am available if you need me for anything at all. Love and prayers…Sherry

  27. First, Jeff thanks to you for sending out first hand information about Jasmine’s recent diagnosis. As bad as the news is, I know your faith in God will serve as a great strength for you and your family. I know you will take the best care of Jasmine and will make the right decisions for her. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. I don’t know you except through the prayer request/email I receive through a friend, but know that I will be praying and believing with you through this journey. Blessings upon blessings and grace upon grace be yours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

  29. My prayer for you today, Jasmin: “St. Patrick’s Breastplate”
    Christ be with me, Christ within me
    Christ behind me, Christ before me,
    Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
    Christ to comfort and restore me,
    Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
    Christ in the hearts of all that love me,
    Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

    Thinking about you every day and praying God will heal and comfort you. Much love :)

  30. You are in this family’s prayers each and every day Jasmine. Your faith with give you the strength you need to win this fight!

  31. Jasmin,
    I am praying for you. The pictures on this site are precious of you and your family. You look exactly the same as you did in high school. The Lord our God: HIS thoughts are not our thoughts and HIS ways are higher than ours. As you go through this journey, remember, that in ALL things HE is good, and HE is your God, and you are HIS sheep. HE will not forsake you, and nothing, not even this awful cancer, can separate you from HIS love.
    In His Love,
    Jana Henry

  32. Just found out about your situation and wanted you to know that Merle and I are praying for you and the family and doctors who will be taking care of you and your precious baby girl. Through God all is possible.” I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” God’s blessings on you all on your new journey.
    Love,
    Merle and Katie

  33. Jasmin, just wanted to say how much I like your new Hairdo. Looks great. But then again you are so beautiful you can make any hairstyle look good!!! I love you and am praying this weekend you are able to just take a deep breath and relax. All my love and prayers, Anne

  34. Jasmin,
    I ran into your mom on Saturday evening. Just want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. God is good, and bigger than ANY disease. Stay strong lady!

  35. Jasmine, I just want to let you know that you and your adorable family have been heavily on my mind the last couple days after hearing of your diagnosis. I know God has an amazing plan for you and will help you get thru these trying times. My family is praying and thinking of you and the safety of your baby. You are a strong and courageous woman! Please let us know if theres anything we can do for you! God bless~

  36. This is weighing so heavily on my heart. We will be praying for you daily.
    Father, today I come to You believing that You have given Jasmin the victory. She will not focus on the obstacles before her; instead, she will focus on You. Help her to stand strong and keep her heart and mind focused on the victory You have in store for her . I choose to believe Your Word above all else. I know that You are working behind the scenes on her behalf, and You will cause her to triumph. Help her to tune out the negative voices of the world so that she can focus on Your goodness in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  37. Precious Jasmin,
    My heart is breaking for you right now and all you are about to go through but I do know Who holds the future and Who holds you in the palm of His hand. Just by reading all of these sweet comments, you are so loved and cared for by so many people. You have hundreds or people praying for you and knowing this group, it could reach the thousands by the end of the night. Your family is such a wonderful example of Christ and His love for others and this is just another way that He will bring glory through your testimony.
    Thanks for keeping us updated and know that we are all praying for you here in Florida!
    In the Grip of His Grace!
    Becca and Craig Hill and the girls

  38. You have been on my mind, and in my heart and prayers. You are so strong and beautiful inside and out. I am looking forward to the day when you are doing my hair again and we can just chat, catch up and gossip (in the nicest Christian way of course!). Love and prayers for you and your family. -Tammy Manlove

  39. Dear Jaz and Jeff, Pete and I had Thanksgiving dinner with Margaret and Randy last evening, and part of what I offered as my reasons to be thankful was your response to treatment and the diminishing of the tumor. Great news! Have not seen any new posts on Jeff’s blog since Nov. 15…have there been any I have missed? Praying for you both, and for Jack and Annie, and Miss Newcomer. Love, Anne