Monday, March 3, 2014

Oncologist Visit Monday March 3rd 7:00 pm

We were able to meet with the oncologist and he explained what all of the test, up to this point, tell us about what were are dealing with.

Preliminary pathology shows this to be a type of sarcoma. He explained that sarcoma's start in the bone or soft tissue. It is rare that sarcomas start in the liver but in his case it would be a good thing. If the cancer is just contained to the liver then surgery is the best option for treatment.

At this point other test are needed to confirm the primary source of cancer. Once we know the primary source of cancer then we will be better able to know how to treat this. Obviously we are very hopeful that this is limited to the liver. 

Other news: The prostate cancer has nothing to do with this cancer. They are unrelated and his prostate treatment was standard procedure. We also know that his gall bladder is working just fine. Since his blood count has been low they are going to give him a unit of blood so that his body can build back up quickly and be ready for whatever treatments may be necessary.

The doctor is going to order more testing and we will make more decisions at that time. 

Please continue to pray for Becky and Dad as well as Becky's mom. She continues to recover in Alabama. 


"We're going to beat this"


If you would like to leave comments here dad will see them, if you plan to visit make sure you are not sick, we want to keep dad healthy. If you would like to visit he is in room 4929. 

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update Stacey. Hey there Billy :-) You don't look sick so hurry up & get your arse out of that bed in case someone else needs it! Seriously, you look good but I know you've been through a lot & in a lot of pain. We are all praying for you to have a quick and successful recovery from what ever the doctors decide. We're praying for Becky's Mom also. Love to you and the family <3

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    1. Thanks Sharon, keep praying! We shared with dad, he says hi!

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  2. Thinking of you with love and prayers! I'll put your name on our prayer list at church. Get you some of that California love ♥ (((hugs)))

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    1. Hi Denise, thanks so much I need as many prayers as I can receive. We are going to gt thru this.

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  3. Shelly and Donny WessonMarch 4, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Hey Billy, I have not seen you for many many years. Donny and I are praying for you and thinking about you and your family.

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    1. Thank You for your thoughts and prayers Shelly and Donny.

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  4. Hey there old friend. Sorry to hear what you're going through but it sounds like you're in good hands. Ebbie and I send our best to you. Oh, and it's been great working with your daughter, Stacey. Thank God she got your brains and her Mom's looks. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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  5. Passed the message on. Dad says Hey and Thanks.

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  6. Hi, Just wanted to say to Billy that I'm so sorry to hear the report from TX, but we have a big God and many people are praying for you. I grew up in Zoar Community and Church. I remember him when he was a cute little boy. Josephine and I were in the same Sunday School Class at Zoar. I know one thing for sure, she loved her children and grandchildren with a passion. I'm praying for a miracle for you Billy. May God bless you and your family. Andrea Fitch McSwain

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    1. Thank you Andrea for you very sweet comments, I read them to dad and Gerald was here as well. We appreciate your continued prayers!

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