Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rick's Update

Rick, Amy, Angie, Jake and I went to Rick's appointment this morning with the surgeon. We were hoping for the pathology reports when we arrived but due to some glitch because of the holiday the report wasn't there. Here is what we know....

Rick is having surgery tomorrow afternoon where they will be removing a portion of his right colon, lymph nodes and maybe some of his liver. The doctor said he will not be able to cure Rick with surgery alone, so in a month or so (once he's feeling better) he will begin chemotherapy. This is going to be a rough couple of months but when cancer messes with a Schmitt, it messes with the whole family - So watch out.

I was reminded today by the kids that I need to take care of myself for all our sake, but it just seems impossible right now to think of anything besides Rick and our children. I'm tired tonight because I haven't been sleeping well. Hopefully tonight I can get a good night's rest. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow.

Thanks for all your love and support. We'll try to keep you posted each day on the blog so you know what's going on. Keep us in your prayers.

Big Dreamer Dor


Anonymous said...

"Hold Fast"

Morgan,Jordan,Kacy & Owen

Anonymous said...

Rick, Doreen, Amy, Angie and Jacob, We are praying every moment for all of you. Thank you so much for keeping us posted.

Our constant love and support always.
Debbie, Mark, Kayla and Carlie.

Anonymous said...

Dear Schmitt Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

The Morgenstern Family

Anonymous said...

Prayers from all of us,love to all of you.
Denny, Cindy, Craig & Cody

Anonymous said...

Schmitts -- We love you and are so stunned to catch up on what's happening, but believe me, we're on the prayer mat!!!

Bill & Sandy

Anonymous said...

Dear Doreen, Rick, Amy, Ange and Jacob - Roald and I join the many friends and family who are keeping you in prayer. Trust that GOD has your situation completely in His control. Lean on all of us who love you. We care!!

Roald and Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

I am beside myself with what to say, What should I be doing? I know there must be something?? Its hard as a friend to know just what I could do to make things better, how to make this all go away? But the fact is that we as friends will NEVER be able to say just the right thing, we will just have to hold tight to our hopes and prayers that Rick,as well as you slice will be fine after this battle....

I often think that because of my back ground in the health care field that I should know the right things to do or say, but girl come up short all the time, and I am sorry for that.. I guess the only thing that I could say is I love you all with my big crazy heart.I'll laugh today for you all, I'll cry today as I often do, and I will pray like no ones business...

Remember Slice who your Piece is... Love you lots, Pegster

Anonymous said...

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”
--Mary Anne Radmacher

Dave in MT

Anonymous said...

Rick and Doreen,

We are praying for you everday. We will be the ones waiting in the wings when you come out on top.

Love Always
Scott and Ronalee