May 14, 2004

Jenny has had a difficult day today due to a recent congestion that is most likely due to bronchitis or pneumonia, most likely the first. She had her trache changed to a new type that is easier to breath around, so she is feeling discomfort from that as well. She has a fever and her blood pressure is low. She has an IV and they reinserted a catheter. Even I have not realized how much she has progressed until now that I see her in this reverted state where she is void of any movement or expression. This appears to be a short pause in her progression and I see her getting back to her improved state soon. We are aiming for the 18th as Jenny’s date to come home. We had the delivery of the larger home supplies (bed and lifts) today. We are in the process of lining up nursing care for her as well.


  1. Mark and Jenny…These are exciting times ahead. THere are so many things that you are gonna be able to share and do at your home. I think that over all, everyone will be a little more comfortable. Jenny, I think you will like the home nursing nurses. All of the ones I have met have been wonderful. I hope that all improves enough for you to go hime as soon as possible. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. May you continue to be strong for one another in these exciting time.
    Oh, Mrk, How is the van search going, anything yet? If not, let me know, I can get the name of the company that did my friends van.

  2. Hi Mark and Jenny,

    I know I can’t say anything the two of you haven’t already heard but I just had to send a message. You two are absolutely amazing people! Your whole family sounds wonderful. Jenny you have strength and a positive attitude like I have never seen. And Mark you are such an amazing husband and best friend to Jenny. I cry everytime I read your updates because I am so overwhelmed with the progress, strength, and positive attitudes the two of you have. You know the saying about how something good can come from bad. Jenny…your strength is so uplifting and it is touching so many lives, it’s just really hard to put into words what is felt when reading about your progress. You are in my prayers. And PLEASE…keep up the great work! You are both AMAZING!
    God Bless You All!

    Tina, Brad, and Austin Smith

  3. Hello Mark and Jennifer,
    my name is jason ruys and i am a friend of jennys family. i am very impressed at the progress that jenny has made thus far. i have not been able to keep tabs on her for a little bit because i am away at school, but i am grateful for the web site that allows me to check up on her and her progress. it amazes me at how strong you are mark given the circumstances. you are an example to many. i have shared your situation with many of my friends and they are helping out by keeping your family in our prayers. keep up the good work guys. you are in my prayers always.
    Jason Ruys

  4. Jenny,
    Here’s a bit of good news! The primary kids have learned all 4 verses to “I Feel My Savior’s Love”. The Juniors will sing the 1st and 4th verses, and the Seniors will sing them all!

    It was quite a lengthy song to tackle as my first, but I think they’ll do great, and enjoy a couple weeks of FUN with games and review before we start “Home Can Be a Heaven On Earth” in June.

    We talked this Sunday about NICE singing as opposed to LOUD singing, and they all chuckled when I sang my version of “TOO LOUD”. They are wonderful children, especially your sweet Jessie and Zach, who seem to always be one step ahead of me. For that, I am grateful!

    We love you guys and can’t wait to see you again!
    Love, Vanessa, Andrew, Grant, Faith & Clark Croshaw

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