A Little Better Each Day   February 10th, 2012

From Linda…
Still in the hospital and doing better, Jake’s energy level has improved. He ate some food at each meal and even requested something for me to bring to him for breakfast tomorrow morning. He has also asked for us to make a Dim Sum take-out run to Chinatown; positive interest in food is a good sign. His strength is improving as well. He was tested by the PT folks on his level of coordination combined with strength. At this point in his recovery, they determined that he requires 24 hour supervision and the huge differences in our sizes – 1 foot in height and 70 pounds in weight – makes this too difficult for me to handle alone which again is another reason for remaining in the hospital for now. The PT folks at MGH will continue to work with Jake in the hospital getting him more mobile and confident as his energy and strength return.

We also spoke to Dr. Flaherty and we are still a go on Jake’s second dose of Ipi scheduled for next week.


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18 Responses

February 10th, 2012 at 00:40
elaine sculley Says:

my thoughts and prayers are with u and ur family. glad jake is regaining his appitite.

February 10th, 2012 at 09:46
Denise & Teddy Says:

Very good to hear … each step forward is great! Thank you Linda. Dim Sum, I’ll have to look that one up :-)
More hugs to you Jake, Linda, and the kids!

February 10th, 2012 at 10:36
dara Says:

Interest in food is great news as is a sense of humor! Maybe you need to wear your New Year’s hats while you enjoy the Dim Sum take out to get a giggle or two:-) Keeping fingers crossed for a rapid recovery and return of strength and balance!!

February 10th, 2012 at 11:44
cynde Says:

Linda, thank you for the updates. I missed the first one about hospitalization. Boy, one step forward and two back. Hang in there, tell Jake to hang in there, and please give nice warm hugs to him, you, and the kids from us.

Glad he’s getting the interest in food, and tell him that there are a ton of folks out there sending healing vibes your way.

Much much much love to you all,


February 10th, 2012 at 12:09
Bill Heyman Says:

Yes, progress! I like that! Wishing Jake and your family our best on the continued recovery!

February 10th, 2012 at 12:18
Barry Says:

Glad to hear he is feeling a little better.

Best wishes from Sherry and myself.

February 10th, 2012 at 13:12
Gail Thomas Says:

Baby steps are OK. Still praying every night. Keep up the good fight. ♥

February 10th, 2012 at 13:15
Jamie Says:

Thanks for the updates, Linda! Love to all of you!

February 10th, 2012 at 16:26
Tara Smith Says:

Love Dim Sum! So glad to read that Jake is feeling better… the kids, food and a loving mate. Oh and a bazillion people all sending healing thoughts.
Hang in there Jake and please keep fighting the good fight.

I hope you get to wear your Angel wings with the Dim Sum!
Much love to all of the Richters,
Tara and Guy

*ps – Linda – extra thanks to you for keeping us in the loop.

February 11th, 2012 at 01:10
carole Says:

You are stull in our thoughts & prayers Jake & Linda. Maintain you + thoughts! Big hugs. Carole & Joe

February 11th, 2012 at 01:35
Greta Says:

Continued prayers for all of you! Please give Jake a big ol’ hug from all of us! We love you guys!

February 11th, 2012 at 08:57
Colleen Warshafsky Says:

Thinking of you all and praying for Jake’s recovery!

February 11th, 2012 at 13:20
Ann Dederer Says:

Dear Linda,

Thank you for your three posts. Bill, the kitties and I send our love and thoughts to you all. I am glad that Jake is showing some signs of regaining his strength and appetite. I hope you’re also able to get some rest throughout all this.

Let me know if we can do anything. I’m in Bonaire and will be coming back stateside for work this coming week and can bring something along if you need anything.

Hugs, lots of love and hellos to Jake, Bas, and Krystyana,


February 11th, 2012 at 20:35
Mercy Says:

Jake and the rest of the Richters….STAY STRONG! Healing thoughts always.

February 12th, 2012 at 17:08
Anita Says:

Thank you for the updates! Dim sum is certainly a good treatment for energy recovery. We keep you all in our thoughts. Keep up the strength and let Jake know we’re thinking of him! Lots of positivity and love, Jeff and Anita

February 12th, 2012 at 21:35
Barbara Leary Says:

I’m glad to read that he’s getting the right kind of attention and is eating again. Such a struggle when eating is a job and not just for pleasure! Keep the Dim Sum going! Hugs from N. California.

February 15th, 2012 at 06:56
Laura R Says:

Thinking of you all. I am looking forward to hearing of an increase of your strength and energy, well-being infused by Dim Sum and powered by the positivity of love and care from family and friends:) bear hugs, Laura R.

February 17th, 2012 at 07:14
Denise & Teddy Says:

HI Jake, we are hoping you are feeling much better at home, and Good luck with the second dose.

Ipi – get in there and do your thing !!!