Dad had some more tests run recently. The doctor determined that he will continue to take his chemo pill, Tarceva, just a different dose. She has also started him on an IV chemo treatment that he takes once every 3 weeks. He had his first IV treatment a few days ago and he is definitely experiencing the negative side-effects it causes. He is feeling very crummy, to put it mildly.
I know Mom and Dad, both, would really covet any prayers for them at this time. We are praying for Dad's quick recovery from the nasty side-effects, and that he is able to keep a positive outlook. Also, for Mom, that she is able to remain a strong caretaker for Dad. We are praying that they both have peace of mind through all of this.
Some of you may know that my Aunt Linda (Mom's brother's wife), has been treated for Lymphoma with chemo and a bone marrow transplant. She is having a very difficult recovery and is extremely weak. She is frequently in and out of the hospital from her recovery center and has "gotten blood" many times. She, Uncle Tony, and Lyndsi (their daughter), could really use a lot of prayer right now.
Todd's Granddad Dan is in the hospital. He has pneumonia in his right lung. He also has a "mass" in his lung, about the size of an orange or grapefruit, that will be biopsied. He has asbestosis and only has about 20% of his lung capacity. Grandma and Dan request prayers, too.
I know so many prayer requests at one time is a lot to ask for, but it's not too much for our God. He is the Creator and the Great Physician. I know that through Him, all things are possible. Thanks in advance for your petitions to Him for our family.