I am on the phone (as we “speak”) and trying to relay information and learn some more information but this is where we stand. (Pardon the list format again. My brain is fried).
*The doctors were great. My parents were very encouraged by their wonderful bedside manner. Felt very comfortable.
*They have decided to do surgery to remove the tumor on the back of his neck. It is of great concern to the doctors and it needs to be taken out.
*They are not sure how much of a tumor is in there and how much it “unseen”. While he is in there, they are going to do a test to see where the cancer originated and where it is traveling.
*After surgery they are going to do concentrated radiation.
*The doctor made it very clear to my parents that this will be an ongoing process. Even once the surgery is done, he will need to continue being checked for reoccurrence. That is assuming they “get” all of it. If they don’t/can’t, that is another story. Not going to think about that right now.
*He is beginning pre-op tests (MRI, CAT SCAN yadayada) and required “stuff” asap and they are going to schedule the operation/radiation. Looking at the first week in June. (they have to have tons of stuff approved first. blek.)
*Wisdom for the doctor and clear minds.
*No shenanigans regarding tests that need to get done and insurance stuff. Expedited surgery like the doctor wants.
*That they are able to get all the tumor and radiation kills this cancer.
*For my dad’s heart. That he is calm and knows the Lord is in control.
Praise the Lord for the ability to HAVE surgery and HAVE access to doctors. We should feel so blessed.
Praise the Lord for constant prayers. From you.
Blessed be His name.