Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dad's Diagnosis

Dad heard back from his doctor on Monday. He confirmed that Dad does, in fact, have metastasized lung cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes. This was determined by the biopsy they took from his liver last week. His doctor has forwarded his case to MD Anderson. We now wait for MD Anderson to contact him concerning his treatment options. Waiting is hard. I'm pretty sure Dad feels the need to get in there and fight this thing ASAP.

I was waiting to post this information until we knew more from MD Anderson so I could give a more complete report. Mom & Dad expected to hear from them Monday. Maybe they will hear something today. I will report back again when I know more.

This is the same type of lung cancer that his mother fought. If you know us or him at all, you probably know that Dad has never smoked a day in his life. Although this diagnosis is obviously serious, we still remain very optimistic and completely trusting in God's plan for Dad and all of us. Dad has a lot of things going for him: One of the best cancer centers in the world on his case, a huge support system of family & friends, a healthy, active lifestyle, and most importantly, a loving God.

Again, we all appreciate your prayers for Dad as he waits and faces the difficulty of fighting this cancer. Please pray for his strength and peace of mind. I will continue to inform as I learn more.

1 comment:

Jana said...

We are praying and thinking of you all often! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this long fight!