Friday, December 22, 2006
When it rains...
I am writing this message with a heavy heart and sad eyes. Today brought another major blow for the Schmitt family. Today as I wrapped Christmas presents at mom and dad's house with Angie and Jake, mom called from the hospital. She had taken dad to his doctor's appointment. During the Colonoscopy they found a large tumor. The doctor was concerned with the size of the mass so he immediately sent dad for a CT scan. The three of us met mom at the hospital and we sat with dad while he waited for his test. We just got a phone call from the doctor and have received confirmation that my dad has Colon Cancer. They know this, because it has already metastisized to his liver. There are also a few lymph nodes in his abdomen and around his aorta that are concerning them.
This is surreal. He has an appointment with his surgeon on Tuesday. As of now, they intend to remove the tumor and start Chemotherapy immediately. Best case scenerio is that the cancer spread from his colon and not from Lymphoma. We will learn more soon.
Please pray for my parents as they begin this unfortunate battle together. All of your prayers have been working so, please add my dad to your prayer list.
Dreaming bigger than ever,
Posted by Doreen at 6:29 PM