I was getting a good start on blogging again when all hell broke lose once more!! The new neurologist wants to run: a 24 hour brain scan; a new MRI; hearing and vision tests on me. Mark had emergency back surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and is looking at permanent nerve damage there in his left lower half of his body. Dad has had one thing after another: the infection in his left testicle is finally getting better but the MRI that they did on his spine last week has now showed, not only the compression of a disc (which they saw in the CAT scan) but also signs of bone cancer. They are ordering more tests to confirm whether or not it is. Beings that 8 out of 9 kids in his family had some form of cancer, the odds are not in his favor. With that being said, he has out lived all of his brothers by about 20+ yrs., so I guess God has blessed us with having his presence in our lives this long. I am not giving up hope and, of course, ask for your prayers. I do know this much, if it is cancer, I would rather let him go now than see him suffer any more pain. He has been through enough of that. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support!! May God’s will be done, Amen and Amen. Much love to you all, Terri
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Hi everybody! Yesterday I was completely absent from internet. I spent most of the day sleeping and feeling out of sorts.
1) Later in the afternoon I found out that they were admitting Mark’s dad to the hospital for some tests. They think it is either his gall bladder or appendix. He went to the emergency with extreme stomach pain. That’s all we know as of right now. Please add him to your prayers, his name is Al.
2) I got an e-mail from mom (plus talked to her last night on the phone). Dad is in a regular hospital room right now. Here is a clip of the e-mail she sent me;
3) Penny was taken out of the ICU yesterday afternoon. I tried to reach her room/cell phone but was unsuccessful. I talked to her son, however, and he said she is doing much better. Her children ask that you pray for a speedy, full recovery and thank you!
Praise God! I am thrilled with the progress that has been made and keeping the faith that it will continue. I worry about dad and wish he was here in more familiar settings. I think it would help him greatly to have all us kids around. Hopefully that will happen soon.
Again, I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this trying time!!! You have all been so marvelous and I am blessed!
Love to all,
Wow, it’s been a long stressful day. As a matter of fact, the stress gave me a huge headache and so I slept for a few hours this afternoon while waiting for mom to call me back with a report.
The think that they have found the source of dad’s bleeding, an ulcer in his stomach. Praise God!!! Much less serious that what we had thought of as possibilities.
They will keep him under observation a treatment for a couple more days and then release him as long as everything goes well with the medication that put him on and the bleeding has stopped.
That’s what we know so far. Thanks for all your kind words and prayers!!! I am truly blessed by them and you all!!