More Tests

And those who know
Your Name
Put their Trust in you,
for you, O Lord,
have not forsaken
those who seek you.

Psalm 9:10

UPDATE:  Jake had his final test (hopefully) this morning.   We did request Mike as our technician and were blessed that our request was granted.  Mike shared his story with us and shared his belief in the power of prayer as well.  What a blessing!  After Monday and today, Jake thinks soooo highly of him.  I am so thankful that Jake had this experience with Mike.  He encouraged him.   He challenged him to continue to pursue the interests that Jake shared with him.  Mike actually said that Jake handled the test better than many adults he has had to perform the test on.  Jake credits his ability to do so well during the test to Mike and how well he took care of him.  Mike was awesome!  

We are thankful to Mike, the radiologist and the rest of the team that checked on Jake throughout the process.  We give thanks to them!  But we give all the glory and honor to Jesus Christ.   We know He brought Mike to us for a time such as this.  We know HIS hand was on Jake and this situation from the beginning and we are thankful!

As far as results, the radiologist that did the testing said that everything looked normal. Praise the Lord! We have a follow up with the Dr. next week and are praying that he will get a clean bill of health.  And hopefully there will be no more tests necessary.  We appreciate your continued prayers for to that end.

Thank you to all who have read this post here and on Facebook and prayed for us.  You are appreciated.  You are loved! 

Since God cares for you, let him carry all your burdens and worries.             1 Peter 5:7 (Voice)

Jake and I have been to the hospital 6 times.  There have been 5 visits to Doctors offices, at least 11 x-rays, a cat scan, home medical treatments, special diets, blood work and an ER visit. All in the last 3 months.

We were at the hospital last Wednesday for one of Jake’s tests and an x-ray technician explained to him what to expect.   She explained what was going to happen.  What to expect.  She did a fine job, but was matter of fact about it.  There was no empathy in her explanation, no softness. I appreciated her efforts, but we were still ill at ease about his upcoming test.

Today, we were are at the hospital again.  I was anxious and scared.  Trying to keep my fears from being obvious to Jake.  It is difficult to see your 13 year old dealing with all of these tests and the test that will probably be the most difficult is scheduled for 10 AM Wednesday.

They separated us.  Jake changed in the men’s changing room and I waited for him in the women’s changing room.  What do I do when I become anxious?  When my heart is heavy? I pray.  So guess what I did in that women’s changing room?  I prayed.  I was asking God to help my son stay calm.  To give him peace.  To help Wednesday’s test be as easy as possible.  As comfortable as possible.

Today, as I prayed asking God to help Jake feel at much at ease as possible, Mike walked into the room.  His demeanor and manner were so different than the last technicians.  He asked if anyone had talked to Jake and told him what to expect.  He wanted him to understand.  He shared with Jake that he has actually had this same exact test 3 times.  He explained to Jake some things that Jake can do during the test that will make the test as easy and comfortable as possible for him.  That spoke to my heart.  His desire to care for my son, to put Jake at ease touched me.  And Jake LOVED him!

We were thrilled to find out that he is scheduled to work Wednesday and that he could possibly be the one administering the test.  Our hearts were immediately put at ease.  We had peace.  I asked him if we could request him for the test.  He said we probably could and that is exactly what I intend to do.  There are no guarantees that our request will be met, but this momma intends to make that request.

More importantly, God hears us when we pray.   Would you join me in praying for Jake on Wednesday, at 10:00?




Intentional Living, Parenting


  1. Carol Fadenrecht

    I will be praying.

  2. Kelly Renninger

    Hey Kelly
    Yes I will be praying for Jake~ What is going on if you don’t mind me asking? Steve has been having health issues for months now, sometimes it gets discouraging!

    • Kelly

      Kelly, He has been having some urology and gastroenterology problems. Hopefully tomorrow will be the last test and we will have some answers. He has really been through the ringer. We’re doing another home treatment today (and he just got sick) hoping to make the test he has tomorrow as easy as possible for him. Thank you for your prayers. We have been praying for Steve too. Please keep me updated on how he is doing and what they are finding. Blessings to you dear cousin!

  3. Sam and Rosie Stoner

    Sorry to hear about Jake. He and all of you are in our prayer.

  4. Sharon

    Yay God! Thanks for that update. We are thankful that God answered by allowing Mike to be Jake’s technician today. What a blessing to have him there to encourage Jake. Praying peace and rest for your whole family tonight.
    John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled & do not be afraid.”

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