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Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:11 -
Praying continuously for God to send miracle upon miracle your way -
and to hold each of you close as He does.
Thinking of you all and praying for your brave little soldier every time he comes to mind (which is constantly)!
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:25 -
I have been praying for Jaymun and your family every single day.
Each day I check in, hoping for some promising news.
Though we have never met, I can't find the words to express the sorrow I feel in reading your most recent post.
I will continue to pray for you all.
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:06 -
We are praying non stop in Houston.
Please keep us all updated. Melanie
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:33 -
I am the mother of a 3 and 5 year old boys.
My boys and I pray for Jaymun every night and we ask the good Lord to protect him and easy his pain.
I also pray for your strength. You are great parents and you know that.
Being a mother I can feel your pain and worries. Let the Lord continue to guide you.
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 01:36 -
I found your site through another and wanted to let you know I am praying for Jaymun.
Through reading some of your entries, I know a lot of the pain you are enduring first hand
as well as a lot of what your son is now going through because we have lived a similar life and horror the past four years.
I pray right now that Jesus will heal your son according to His will and His word. By His stripes, we are healed.
I claim this for Jaymun and want to let you know that God's will for us is abundant life, not death.
I pray that God will give you supernatural strength and knowledge to know what to do next and that you receive peace in all things.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:32 -
From those that are unknown to you...know that you are in our prayers as we lift you up when you are no longer able to do so.
I have followed your small son's story through Julie Lyons and hers through other links.
Seven years ago, I lost my 35 year old cousin and her unborn son to AML and her story has also been
told through the halls of CWH and Froedert hospital. I live in Northern Wisconsin,
but feel very close to your family. Again, we raise you up and are not oblivious to your pain or your struggle.
May peace overcome your family and may God hold Jaymun in his hand.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 21:07 -
So, it looks like Jaymun gets to go on a much deserved playdate in Gods garden in a few weeks,
where he will experience nothing but sheer delight.
How utterly wonderful for him, how heartbreakingly sad for his loving Mummy and Daddy.
Thoughts and prayers, and tears and joy are with your family all the way from a reader in New Zealand.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 18:45 -
The nurses in the pediatric lymphoma unit at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are thinking of you and sending you love.
Jaymun is and always will be a precious member of the Kaat famly, and a cherished member of God's household.
How fortunate he is to have such amazing parents and siblings here on Earth.
And how loved he will be in his 'new neighborhood' if and when God decides to bring him home.
You could not have done more for this precious little boy.
You went WAY above and beyond what the average parent is capable of.
Be at peace now, and let God take over. We're only here for a little while.
But we're reunited forever in the end. Take comfort in knowing this to be true.
Much love to Jaymun and all the Kaats
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:23 -
My girls have VBS Powerlab this week and as I sat in back of church and watched them singing songs
at the close of the day, the final song brought me to tears and made me think of Jaymun.
I am sure you are familiar with the song Ė Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) by Chris Rice.
With a sad heart I read your latest entry, but I know that indeed Jaymun will fly to jesus and LIVE!
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 18:47 -
Dear Kaat Family,
Thank you for sharing Jaymun's story with us. Your are a truly amazing family.
Your strength and courage displayed has made me stop and think about all the little things.
I am making sure to stop and enjoy all the little moments I share with my three children,
Ezra, Owen, and Emily each and every day. Your story just reminds me how truly precious our time together is.
We are thinking and praying for you all daily.
Culligan Ida Michigan.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:07 -
Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us, your blog readers and Jaymun prayer warriors, updated.
I am sure this is the last thing you want to be doing. Hang in there.
God can work miracles. The Diethorn Family
, California PA
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:57 -
I have been reading your blog, your saga, for several weeks now.
As a parent I can only imagine your pain and the torture you are in right now and the pain and torture you have been in for so long now.
I am a parent of 3 biological children and 1 adopted child from China.
Our daughter was on a 'special needs' list and her diagnosis was 'tumor in the mediastinal cavity'.
When we got her home, she was 100% healthy.
Our friends adopted from the same province one day later.
Their daughter was supposed to have a hemangioma birthmark on her back and when they got her home she had Neuro Fibromitosis.
Her tumor encompasis her entire spine, lungs, heart, and trachea.
If or when it starts to grow again, she will only have weeks or days to live.
I have struggled to understand the randomness of it all, but I do know this.
Jayman is loved and adored beyond measure. He will leave this earth if it is God's will, and go straight into the arms of Jesus.
Our friend's daughter may not have the long life that they had planned on,
but she will not die an orphan and if she lives long enough, she will be taught the love of Jesus.
She would not have had that chance in her orphanage in China.
Children all over the world die alone, but your Jayman is loved beyond measure and that is a gift that no one can ever take from him.
He has wonderful parents and siblings that adore him and tend to his every need.
I hope you don't think I am saying that I feel that Jayman is 'lucky' because I am not at all.
I am just saying that he is blessed for having the family he has. I am praying for your family and for your sweet boy.
He is so beautiful and he will be healed one way or another.
Thank you for sharing in this journey of heartache.
I pray your family finds peace and rest in the Great Physician.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:59 -
I just wanted you to know that I am praying so hard for your sweet boy right now
...I can almost feel him here as I look at his beautiful pictures.
I have no ďpractical experienceĒ with what you are going through,
but I have lots of experience as a mother. My heart aches for your family and especially for Jaymun,
and I am crying out to God many times a day on Jaymunís behalf. I donít even remember how I found your website,
but I have been following it for a long time now from Rome, GA.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful, painful and FAITHFUL journey with us.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:38 -
Dear Kaat Family, The view from that playroom is all to familiar to to me and my family.
You have brought back so many memories I have tucked away inside.
As the tears flow I can share some of my daughter Sophia's and our story.
It came on very quick over a week or two and we never saw it coming.
When the Dr. said she has blasts in her marrow mind you we were just in the clinic on Friday with no blasts and this was Monday.
As we sobbed and asked so naively, What is next? What can we try? Why? How could this be happening? complete shock, disbelieve
worst possible feeling ever. We stayed chw because I like you felt I couldn't leave without more info.
So the next few days we sobbed and asked every ? possible but There was nothing.
I have always let my heart guide my decisions no matter what.
I honestly didn't want to go ahead with the transplant. Stupid me, but I put my feelings aside and listened to what my heart
said after watching my beautiful daughter so full of life love and happiness. It was the right decision.
I like you and your wife dropped it all from the day of diagnosis moved right in to the hopital sleep right next to Sophia every night,
helped with labs so they wouldn't wake her, changed every diaper, washed, clothed, and gave all meds,
until she left us in this physical world. Why? ......beacuse I wanted no regret and We wanted nothing but the best for her.
I loved the nurses who would explain meds everyday, what for, why, why not, over and over I wanted every reason and all info of what
was a part of her care and it stayed that way until the end. Yes, they educated me so I could take her home on some heavy meds and
Dr. Margolis trusted that I could handle it.
Sophia left the Hot unit on day +31, right across the street at RMH but no less the fastest anyone has left after transplant.
She did so well in the Dr. M words she was the text book for best circumstance for treatment and recovery.
So yes for me acceptance is very hard, I stuggle with it daily.
Regret ...from the day I left CHW I wish I would have stayed in that safety net,
regret that we did not enjoy everything because we were to wrapped up in grief or my own thoughts, we are human
....I would call there about 2 times a week and talk with Sophia's np and share info and always make sure I told her everytime
please call me with anything promising, needless to say she never did. I guess I thought if I let go of it all God would grant me my babys life,
If I prayed everyday and every night Sophia would still be here with us ....It was not enough.
I can say that he gave us so many other gifts, the love from Sophia was so great we have never felt anything like it.
My bond with her was so strong that we could communicate with a look, or a touch or even a kiss or whisper.
I know that at that age it is hard to know if is the age, frustration or pain.
You have alot to deal with continue to hope.
One day at a time and follow your heart.
You are not wrong for wanting your son to beat this and for finding all the info possible if it will help him.
Dr.s don't know how long anyone has here on earth , make the most of what you have,
you may be able to take him home if that is your wish. try to find the positive. I am truly sorry for what you are facing,
these are some of my deepest thoughts I hope you find some kind of peace from them if only for a short time .
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:43 -
I am Julie Lyons brother who followed Jaymuns journey very closely, and on the week of her birthday,
I am saddened by the news of Jaymun.
I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:19 -
Your every word has been our every feeling. Your every thought ours. Your every pain one that feels familiar to us.
We are two of those million people in Milwaukee you 'cannot see,'
but we are no longer oblivious to all of the children who are tucked into their wagons
above us on the fifth floor of hospitals around the world. Children's cancer units are 'parallel universes,'
and the awfulness of it all is something no one outside the cancer universe can really understand, nor would we ever really want them to have to understand the depth of pain.
We are not far enough past 'ground zero' to make any sense of what happened,
or to know how to make the situation better for the next wave of innocent souls who enter that strange,
helpless and seemingly hopeless world of HOT.
They say a broken heart still beats, but I will never know why.
We are so terribly sorry your family and all who know and love you are in such pain.
In Prayer with You, The Pipers
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:56 -
Dear Dave, Jennifer, and family,
I would like to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Everyday I check out the blog to see how everything is going.
Today's (7/23) blog had me in tears. Jaymun is truly a hero.
My friend in Kentucky, told me last week that Jaymun is truly his hero.
I just wanted to relay that message, so that would make your day!!!
Jesus loves your whole family!!! Keep up the GREAT faith in GOD!!!! Love, Anna
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:21 -
I can't remember how I found Jaymun's website but I check it often to look at this courageous little boy's bright smile.
I am reminded of another courageous little boy (not so little- 23) with a bright smile who fought leukemia (ALL).
I wish I had the words that could provide comfort but words fail me.
I am angry. I know it doesn't help. I wish it did, because over the past seven months I have been so angry at cancer.
I thought it might help (maybe this is the wrong choice in words) to know that a woman in Idaho
is really ticked at cancer for Jaymun (and for Harrison too), and I am praying....and praying....and praying!
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:03 -
Hi Jennifer and Dave,
You and your family are constantly in my prayers.
I know that my feelings of helplessness compare in nothing to how you must feel.
I think a few months ago you linked to Julie Lyonís website.
I came across her site through this link
Todayís blog entry had song lyrics that reminded me of you and your situation.
I will continue to pray for you and your family.
If there is anything that you need, please donít hesitate to contact us.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:19 -
I have been following Jaymunís story for quite some time and rejoiced when he went into remission,
but now am devastated to hear the latest news.
I will keep thinking positive thoughts for your little guy.