Thursday, November 20, 2014

Not So Good News

 Caleb and Grandpa

   I spent 2 days in the hospital last week as they removed 2.6 liters of fluid from my abdomen and gave me a unit of blood. I saw the Dr. today and the Ca 19-9 marker is elevated and all indications are that the cancer has spread. I will have a CT tomorrow and see the Dr. Monday to see if I am eligible for a clinical trial treatment at Sarah Cannon in Nashville. It is, along with M.D. Anderson, one of the top cancer research facilities in the nation. 
   Most likely I have peritoneal seeding, where cancer cells are in the fluid in my abdomen.
   I feel good except for some pain in the abdomen, which may be caused by pressure from the fluid.
   We will keep fighting while still submitting to God's will for me. He knew my days from the beginning of time and I trust Him. Thank you for your continuing prayers.

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.

  1. I know not what of good or ill
    May be reserved for me,
    Of weary ways or golden days,
    Before His face I see.
  2. I know not when my Lord may come,
    At night or noonday fair,
    Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
    Or meet Him in the air.

But “I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”