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Jette's Journey

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Organizer: The Davis Family Beneficiary: Jette Davis

Jette was origionally diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on August 12, 2007, just days after his 7th birthday. After 14 months of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries including the removal of 3 ribs Jette...

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Jette was origionally diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on August 12, 2007, just days after his 7th birthday. After 14 months of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries including the removal of 3 ribs Jette was able to beat this disease. He was in remission for four years until September 13, 2012 when he was diagnosed once again with this cancer. This time it has come back more aggressively.

The family is raising funds to help with medical expenses and recovery. They face daunting medical expenses for hospital stays and visits, chemotherapy, medicines, multiple surgeries and recovery. Also Jette will need his whole left chest wall replaced and rebuilt including peck muscles and replacement ribs which will be titanium.

The family and friends of the Davis family have established this website to raise funds to help with medical expenses and recovery. With the love and support of his family, friends, and most importantly his Father in Heaven, Jette will conquer this disease one more time.

The Davis Family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity by all of you. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.

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12/12/2012
by The Davis Family

Jette was able to visit to the "Bat Cave" complete with a drive in the bat mobile! It made his day, just in time to hit the hospital for another round of chemo.

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11/09/2012
by The Davis Family
Sorry for the delay. This week has been very hectic for Jette and the family. He is hanging in there but still very weak and still tends to vomit at least a few times a day. We had to get him a wheel chair and apply for a handicap sticker for a while till we get him through this. He is going through a bit of a down spiral mentally but we are pushing him through with positivity and prayer. Jette's mother found this picture and it states exactly how we feel about our little soldier. Thank you all again for your support and prayers! Please keep them coming, don't forget next week is the fundraising fair!! Hope to see you all there!

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11/01/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette did ok today. He is so glad to be home, and we are so grateful that he is. The plan was to have him dress up as a bloody surgeon complete with the face mask, head cover, gloves the whole nine,  and sit on the front porch and hand out candy. Unfortunately, it got down to "go" time to do Halloween and he was just too tired and slept through it all. Poor guy, that's ok, next year we will go all out!! Keep those prayers coming!!






10/27/2012
by The Davis Family
Save the date!! This is going to be a huge fair all for Jette and his family! We will be having silent auctions, rides, games and much more!! Forget Black Friday, come out and support Blue Saturday!! See you there!!

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10/23/2012
by The Davis Family
Thank you all for the prayers. We have truly felt guided today. Jette's picc team was amazing and they were able to get a dual picc line in his left arm. That along with the right arm gives the nurses a total of three access points to get meds directly into his heart if need be. We did get a visit from the cardiologist who has been tracking Jette's heart for several years. Long story short he states that there is damage to Jette's heart and that we will need to keep him on some medication for a little while if not for the rest of his life. We will just have to see how it all heals up. Keep the prayers coming and thank you so much!

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10/21/2012
by The Davis Family

24 hours later Jette is done so far with his nausea. Thanks to all for the prayers as they have been felt by us here. He is very, very weak at this point and disoriented. Blood pressure continues to be stable and getting back to normal. Blood tests show a trend towards getting his immune system back. This is all positive!

Now for the not so positive. During the time Jette's immune system was down C-Diff (Clostridium difficile) decided to capitalize on that and make its move. Long story short, it's a bacteria infection in his intestines which can be critical if not taken care of. The doctors have given him antibiotics for this and we (everyone in the room) need to take extra precautions when around Jette.

Also they are worried about his heart as it is working overtime for him to do the simple things like go to the bathroom which to his heart is a huge workout and he's doing it literally every 10 minutes. So they have put a catheter in and some other things so he can sleep peacefully tonight and recoup. At this point he is pretty much non-responsive and barely shakes his head yes or no as asked.

This is a crucial cross road for Jette, he is at a point where he needs to rest with no interruptions. Hopefully tonight that will happen. We will be inpatient for a while yet but continue to pray for his quick recovery!

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10/19/2012
by The Davis Family
After a record breaking fight of 48+ hours straight throwing up every hour pretty much on the hour our Jette fighter has  come in for a hard landing and a much deserved break. His weapons are spent, his fuel is low, and his engines are running rough.  Jette is on four nausea medications so far to keep him under control and the last one they gave him just knocked him out so he can sleep finally!! (Don't let the eyelids fool you, he is out!) We are praying he sleeps well tonight and we can back off of stuff tomorrow and get liquid feed in him. He has IV nourishment at the moment.
The Lord's presence constantly proves He is here by the little miracles that shows us He cares, He listens, He answers. He fills our hearts with love and hope that Jette will win this war. Many thanks to all of you for your prayers and blessings. Special thanks to the priesthood holder who came today to assist with giving Jette the blessing he needed to regroup, refuel, and push forward in his fight.
Sleep well this night my little pilot, for you have earned it. Know that there are many praying to arm those weapons of courage, fill your tanks with a heart and mind full of peace and comfort, and blessings to smooth out the engines so that you may continue your fight with us and your Father in Heaven right beside you.

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10/18/2012
by The Davis Family
People often ask a lot "How is Jette doing?"  Think of it like this it's like riding a bull that's gone way past 8 seconds, a roller coaster ride that doesn't end and constantly changes, or being dropped in a war zone with no backup and your seriously out  numbered. This kid is far from "fine" or "hanging in there" his poor body is getting hit from so many directions he can't keep up. It's like watching your son get beat up by an invisible bully an all you can do is watch. Please continue to pray for Jette for strength, comfort and peace. This little soldier needs all the help he can get!




10/12/2012
by The Davis Family
Ahhh...a boy in his natural habitat :) Jette is home, relaxing and enjoying one of his favorite past times. He is eating and drinking well. What a difference a week makes--no feeding tube, no oxygen. Thanks for all your donations and more importantly your prayers. They truly work and Jette is living proof.

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10/09/2012
by The Davis Family
As you can see he is wireless!! At least for the time being. It was interesting as Jette told us yesterday morning that he didn't need oxygen. The doctor told him he could keep off the oxygen for 20 minutes or so but if he drops below 94, it's back on. Well that was 34.5 hours ago and he is doing great!
That left the feeding tube in him, it came out with a little more hostility. Jette unfortunately threw it up last night from the side effects of the chemo and they left it out. This morning the doctor came in and said, you eat a full days worth of food of 1500 calories or so we will revisit whether or not to have the feeding tube. He has been eating a ton! Keep the prayers coming that Jette will eat more and not need the feeding tube back in!!
Thank you all for the support and prayers!

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10/07/2012
by The Davis Family
Who's ready to go round 2 with a one Mr. Ewing Sarcoma? This guy! Bring on the chemo! You got this Jette-Prove another victory!!

Jette's back in the hospital for 5 days! Keep up the great work we are at 7% of our goal!! Let's bring it up 5% by the time Jette gets out! We can do it together!! Pass this link on!

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10/06/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette had a pretty good day today which included some video gaming and a much needed break sitting on the front porch watching his dad and sister put up halloween decorations with his trusty steed by his side :) A special thanks to all of those who have contributed to our fundraising page, to the families who have served us in one capacity or another, and the most important thing is those who have been and continue to pray for us, we are grateful!!

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10/05/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette is hanging out. As you can see he is losing a lot of his hair. His spirits aren't the best today. We are hoping to send him home tonight with feeding tube and oxygen. At least he will have a few days at home before going in for his 5 day chemo run. Please continue to spread the word and have people donate at x.co/Jette. As always keep the prayers coming we need them this afternoon!

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10/04/2012
by The Davis Family
Here it is the big event in honor of Jette!! 
Saturday,November 17, 2012 from 11am-3pm we will be having a HUGE fair to raise money for Jette's medical needs! It will be in the Montelena Neighborhood just south of Ocotillo on Hawes in Queen Creek, Arizona. There w
ill be all sorts of exciting activities including a silent auction, games, rock wall, bake sale, and much much more!! Please pass this on to everyone you know! Make it a great family day, bring all your friends and support Jette and his journey to PROVE ANOTHER VICTORY!!

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10/04/2012
by The Davis Family
My apologies for not updating sooner but it has been a busy 24 hours. Jette had to get the feeding tube as shown in the picture due to the fact that he was losing to much weight. He has lost over 16 pounds in 14 days. We had a tough night, we won't go into detail but his body was rejecting the nutrition given to him. We were able to get him under control and he has been getting nutrition all day without incident. If he is good tomorrow we may get to take a break and go home for a few days (still on oxygen and feeding tube) but we will be back in here first thing Monday to get his week long chemo round going. We feel the prayers that you all are doing for not just Jette but our family and we are grateful for them. Please keep them coming!!


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10/02/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette and his friend Danny playing in the "teen room" in the hospital. It's the little things that help the most. In this case playing Lego Star Wars helps them both pass the time and put the pain on the back burner for a little while at least. They will both sleep well tonight, keep up the fight boys and may the force be with you both!

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10/02/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette was surprised today by a great US Marshal friend of ours. Complete with blanket, badge and K-9 card. Don't anyone force his hand or the badge will come out :). Thanks to US Marshal Jen for the great morale booster that he needed this morning. He is still fighting the pneumonia and will be here for a few more days! Please keep the prayers coming!!

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10/01/2012
by The Davis Family
And the cancer roller coaster ride continues, sometimes your up, then there's today. Jette has been admitted to the hospital today due to his pulse ox being to low. After the x-ray the doctors have determined that he is fighting off pneumonia in the left lung. The good news is that lung is trying to expand. The bad news is it is infected. Looks like we are going to be here for awhile once again. Please keep the prayers coming, seems to be the only thing that really works!


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09/30/2012
by The Davis Family

<font size="3">This is some pics of Jette going through his hair loss again. A little trick we use is a stickly lint roller. It works great and keeps him comfortable without all the itching. He was a little surpised that his mom not only rolled his chest, but his head as well. He is taking it like a champ and is having fun with it, that's all we can ask out of him.


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09/27/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette needed to go into the clinic today to get some much needed fluids. This tumor is not letting up on his stomach and to top it off, he officially has no immune system. As you can tell by the pic he is in pain and is fighting back all he can, but is getting a bit tired. He will be back in the clinic tomorrow for another blood transfusion. Please continue to keep him in your prayers and thank you all who have donated to his fundraising page at x.co/Jette or at http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=9722&url=jettesjourney we are grateful! Please continue to post this on your page and tell your friends to please help us get the word out, we need all we can get!

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09/25/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette had a little better day today. Unfortunately he did a lot of this today due to his nausea. Between the tumor pushing on his stomach and the chemo meds making him nauseated, he is going to be this way for months! To top it off we found out that we have to pay over $1050.00 everytime Jette completes chemo to pay for meds (that includes insurance btw) that we need him on in order to bring home, otherwise he stays in the hospital for another 7 days and we get billed for that! This is going to add up quick!! So please donate !!<img width="200" height="268" alt="" src="/admin/uploads/cms/jettecouch2.JPG">




09/25/2012
by The Davis Family
Check out the new link for Jette's fundraiser! Tell all your friends and tell them to tell there friends! Thanks for all your support! No need to put in www. just type in the letters below and your set!

The link is: x.co/Jette just type it in your browser and it is there!






09/24/2012
by The Davis Family
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You prayed, He answered. Jette is on his way home. He can't eat much because the tumor is still pushing on his stomach and causing nausea. His left lung is still collapsed but the right one is pushing enough air that he doesn't need oxygen. The main thing is he is home and we can keep working on him here, rather than there!! We are at the bottom of a slow, long, climb but Jette will make it! Months of chemo's and surgeries ahead so please keep the prayers coming!!




09/23/2012
by The Davis Family
We just wanted to take a moment and say to our supporters-- THANK YOU SO MUCH!! on behalf of our family. Your generosity is amazing and we can't thank you enough. May the Lord bless you for all you have done for us!!!

Sincerely,
The Davis Family





09/23/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette had a tough night last night to say the least. He was having so much fun with his family and friends that day and then BAM! The side effects from the chemo set in. He was up every half hour or so from 1 am to 6 am throwing up profusely. The nurses threw everything at him they could to get on top of it and make him feel better. Finally he was able to sleep most of the day. He is still complaining of nausea right now but we hope he will be ok tonight. If all goes well we could be home tomorrow as long as he keeps the vomitting to a minimum. Keep fighting Jette and Prove another Victory!




09/22/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette had an amazing day today. First off, he was "done" with the oxygen and proved to the doctors he didn't need it. Next he was determined to stay off the morphine, and he did. Then his goal was to walk to the room entrance, instead he walked down the hallway back and forth six different times with three different people. Needless to say he is wiped out, but is fighting this cancer one day at a time and is determined to get home!

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09/22/2012
by The Davis Family
Today they did another x-ray and found no change according to that. But after careful examination the tumor has shrunk and Jette is doing better. The x-ray is showing pieces of the tumor breaking up. He slept a lot today, but while he was u...
p he had some pretty funny things to say. He also showed his vunerable side today and broke down into tears as he just wants to go home and be normal. PLEASE KEEP THE PRAYERS coming they work!! He feels them and they are healing him more than you know.





09/21/2012
by The Davis Family

"Whoever said winning isn't everything, never had to fight cancer"-unkown

Jette is fighting today, he is sleeping going on 15+ hours due to the round chemo he received yesterday afternoon, or it was from all the bad guys he beat up playing Batman he received from his Aunt Jen. It's one or the other, or both, just sayin'...






09/20/2012
by The Davis Family
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As you can see he is eating! Keep in mind he only ate a little sausage but it is a step in the right direction! He has finished chemo for this week. He will need to continue to heal and breathe on his own with no pain meds before we can even think of going home. Thank you all for the support, he is getting better, please keep the prayers coming.




09/20/2012
by The Davis Family
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Sometimes in life failure is not an option. Keep climbing this steep slope your on my son and know that your Father in Heaven, family and friends are right here with you easing you up one small step at a time.

Prove Another Victory





09/20/2012
by The Davis Family
Jette had another xray and ultrasound this morning. We were able to meet with the doctors and review. Unfortunately, the tumor hasn't shrunk from yesterday. However, he is looking better on the outside and is a little more interactive. He even was able to take the "Vader" mask off for a while long enough to get a few sips of his strawberry shake (aka pedia sure) down him, and then topped it off with a few licks of a cherry sucker that he received from an angel among us (and you know who you are). Surrounded by his parents and this unnamed angel, Jette had some good moments before heading back to sleep and into "Jette World" where everyone knows him :). In the woods still, but we will get him through. Sleep well, our boy and keep up the good fight!!



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