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,
Amy

11 comments:

Amy T said...

You're all in my thoughts and prayers! If you need anything please let me know anytime.

Anonymous said...

Rick

You will certainly be added to our prayers. This is just so hard to comprehend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Doreen and the kids.

Dan & Linda H.

Anonymous said...

Our families prayers are with you.

Garry, Merry, and Taylor

Anonymous said...

Liz and I are praying for all of you as you deal with this latest news which is compounded upon all that you have already been going through. We love you guys and join with you in praying and dreaming for only the best.

Curt and Liz Chester

Brian P said...

Maybe God gives the biggest challenges to those he knows have the biggest hearts and the most love surrounding them. All of the Schmitts will be in our prayers and thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Rick, Doreen and family....

Its hard to find words, and even harder to understand how this could happen not once but twice to this most awesome family??? It doesn't make since so I won't try and even write down what I don't understand!!!!! I can only tell you all that I am here, and will always be just a phone call away.. My thoughts a prayers are never ending for you all..... Love you all more then you know... Peg

Anonymous said...

Rick, Doreen, Angie, Amy and Jacob,

I just want to scream and swear about how unfair this is. But if I am going to send up prayers to God for the Schmitt Family, then I probably shoudn't preceed them with profanity!

I wish the Schmitt Family a Merry Christmas. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Plambeck

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! I can not believe that this is happening. My mom told me the news yesterday and I just wanted to scream. I am so sorry to hear about Rick. You both are in my prayers. Take care and let us know if you NEED anything.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to sign my name.

The Pietigs: Shellee, Jon & Landen

Anonymous said...

I am SO SORRY about this unbelievably unfortunate news!! What a crushing blow to a family who has already been shaken to its roots.

Godspeed and healing to both of you.

In hope,
Shawna Olson

sandy hearn said...

I am sending a circle of prayers and all good thoughts to engulf you and your sweet family. My heart goes out to you for this new struggle you have to endure. Please try to stay strong and positive.