A Small Setback but Change in Meds is Working   May 15th, 2012

From Linda…

On Monday, I sent this email message out to family but I never got a chance to blog and let the rest of our friends know what was happening. See below.

“I just wanted to let you all know that Jake is currently having eating problems again which has quickly led to unsteadiness and weakness due to his already weakened state. I have been in contact with his doctors and they have doubled his steroid dose as of today in the hopes of jump starting his eating once again. The second dose begins tonight so it is a matter of wait and see for the next few days. Hopefully, we can keep him out of the hospital this time.

Because of this, we have cancelled our trip to the mid-West which was scheduled to begin tomorrow. Right now I’m trying to cancel all the reservations and contact all the people that might be expecting to see us.”

Tuesday Update
Well, with just the first of the extra medicine last night, Jake is already eating better and more steady on his feet today. We don’t know how long Jake might be on the extra medication but we are in constant contact with his doctor who is monitoring his progress.


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23 Responses

May 15th, 2012 at 18:44
LaDonna Says:

I am so glad that just one dose has brought about an improvement! :D lots and lots of hugs!!!

May 15th, 2012 at 18:46
Steven Says:

Miss you, man. Next step at AAU is Midpoint Review. The school has not been the same without you. Be well all.

May 15th, 2012 at 19:10
hannah Says:

We’re all pulling for you! Do I need to send you some bread from the bakery?

May 15th, 2012 at 19:42
Mercy Says:

Jake, Linda & Kids, stay strong, lotsa people pullin’ for ya! Healing love & Light coming your way.

May 15th, 2012 at 19:49
Scott Says:

Thank you for the update Linda. Thoughts and prayers.

May 15th, 2012 at 20:56
Barbara Leary Says:

Thanks for the update Linda, I’m glad to hear the steroids are kicking in. Hugs to you all!

May 15th, 2012 at 21:05
Denise & Teddy Says:

big big big hugs to you all <3

May 15th, 2012 at 21:34
elaine sculley Says:

hugs coming ur way and prayers too

May 16th, 2012 at 00:08
Dara Says:

So glad to hear that the steroids are working so fast! Wishing for a healthy appetite and recovered strength. Be gentle with yourselves – all of you. Love & hugs, Dara

May 16th, 2012 at 01:46
Margreth Says:

Just lots of love and keep on going. Hugs Jan & Margreth

May 16th, 2012 at 08:21
Tish Says:

Three cheers for eating better and the drug that made that possible. Love and hugs, Tish

May 16th, 2012 at 09:10
Todd Klukow Says:

As always, thoughts, prayers and copious amounts of yoga love and strength are headed your way. While I am sad I won’t see you this week, very happy improvement is already showing. All journeys begin with one step. Todd

May 16th, 2012 at 12:34
Judi Says:

Eat up Jake! You’ll need some energy for traveling the midwest!

May 16th, 2012 at 13:31
Meryl Says:

Glad to hear the meds kicked in so fast…steroids can be amazing! Always thinking about you all…thanks for taking the time to write.
Meryl and Steve

May 16th, 2012 at 13:55
Leslie Says:

Thanks for the update. Let’s look forward to better and better news.

May 16th, 2012 at 14:22
Kelly Baum Says:

Thank you Linda for the update! As I said in my message to you, I am very disappointed I won’t be seeing you in a few weeks. But what is best for Jake is of paramount importance! I’m confident that he will start improving and that we will make that visit happen soon! :)

Love you all, miss you all, and will SEE YOU SOON!

May 17th, 2012 at 18:57
Emily Says:

Hi Jake and Linda –

I’m pulling for you here in Boston. I hope you are feeling better soon.

All the best,


May 18th, 2012 at 21:34
Ann Says:

Thanks so much for writing Linda. Our love to you and Jake, as always.

Ann and Bill

May 18th, 2012 at 21:42
Natalie Says:

Thanks for the update, Linda. We are thinking of you all and sending lots of hugs and positive energy!
Natalie & Bruce

May 20th, 2012 at 09:17
Nathalie Says:

Hoping you are having a good day and in some way able enjoy the perfect Spring weather this weekend in Southern New England.

Nathalie & George

May 20th, 2012 at 20:58
Shella Says:

Hang in there Jake, Linda and family. This old and far-away friend is pulling for you!

May 20th, 2012 at 21:12
barbara mason Says:

Thinking of you!

May 21st, 2012 at 00:17
Kurt Says:

Hello Jake and Linda. I came across your blog randomly as I am a Stage IV melanoma patient who will be starting Yervoy this coming week. I am grateful that you have both taken the time and effort to document your experiences. I wish you the best from Florida and I am hoping and praying for your recovery.
Best regards,