Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Some good news...

Short update; Dad is in recovery and they have completed his surgery. The doctor thought it was very beneficial to do the laparoscopic procedure. The tumor, is large but contained to the liver, this is certainly good news! He also did more biopsies so that we can get better information about the cancer. They still don't know if he is a candidate for surgery or not and I will briefly explain why.

Over the last week one of the things we have learned is that dad has a very rare type of cancer. Without getting into a lot of details, basically they don't know enough about the cancer to be able to determine if it will spread or how it will respond to treatment. So they are not telling us much.

We will meet with the lead oncologist Thursday and we hope to know more then. We have been told that dads case has been discussed extensively here within the experts at this hospital. The doctor today also assured us that they are taking a team approach in planning his care. 

Dad will get to go home today. Keep praying for more good news Thursday. Also keep Becky, Ethan and Matt in your prayers as they travel to Alabama.  

6 comments:

  1. Continued prayers for Billy, the team of Drs and for Becky and the boys.... I was once told by a catholic priest when my dad had triple bypass... God allows us to feel pain to remind us that he is in control.... That message has stayed with me! Keep the faith and hope of a cure! Love to you all!

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  2. Thanks so much Jan. WE are hanging in there with only positive thoughts and actions.
    Love you guys,
    Becky

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  3. Billy and Becky Prayers from Iowa. We love you and We wish we could be there to give you big Hugs. Thinking an Praying for you guys and your family. Mike and Tracy Swift

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    1. Thank you Mike, we really appreciate it!

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  4. Prayers for Billy and the entire family. May the Lord lead and guide the doctors hands in all of this. Comfort and peace for each of you.

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    1. Thank you Tina, we appreciate the prayers.

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