Jette's Journey

For: Jette Davis
Organizer: The Davis Family
of $500,000 goal.
Raised by 57 donors
1% Complete
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The Story

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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 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.

Posted on November 9, 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!

Posted on November 1, 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!!

Posted on October 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!!

Posted on October 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!

Posted on October 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!

Posted on October 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.

Posted on October 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!

Posted on October 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.

Posted on October 9, 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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