Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update on Daddy

To our wonderful friends and family:
I have been trying to decide if it was appropriate to blog about such an event in our lives. Today I had lunch with Mama and we decided to try to keep everyone updated through our blog. So, here we are. Let me start from the beginning...
Back in August, Daddy was sitting at the computer working and noticed a small lump on the right side of his neck, just below his jaw line. He went in and showed it to Mama and they decided that he would mention it to his doctor at his appointment the next week, which he already had scheduled.
After talking with the doctor about it, he went for an MRI. It was determined after that, that the next step would be to do a biopsy. But, since they were going to remove it either way, they decided to just skip the biopsy and go straight to the surgery.
Which brings us to Tuesday. It was all of our thinking (including the doctor's) that this was pretty much going to be a routine surgery. It was to take 2 1/2 hours, and by the end of it we would know that it was self contained and benign, and just move along with the recovery process.
So Tuesday, Daddy and Mama were at the hospital and checked in at noon. They took him back for surgery about 2:15 and got started on the surgery about 2:45. A whole group of us sat in the waiting room for right at 2 1/2 hours while Daddy was in surgery. About 5:15, they called us back to talk to the doctor. Mama, Channing, and I went to meet with the doctor. It was at that point that we got the news.
As it turns out, and much to even the doctor's surprise, the tumor that they removed was malignant. So surprised by the turn of events, the doctors sent it to Pathology for further testing. Not really sure what to do at that point besides pray, a LOT of prayers went up. The doctor said that he would meet with us again on Friday morning and have some more information that would lead us to a new game plan for what comes next.
Basically, that is where we are right now. We are meeting with the doctor that did the surgery and the pathologist tomorrow morning at 9:30. I will continue to update this blog as we get more information.
We ask that you keep Daddy in your prayers. Prayers for his recovery as well as prayers for the news that we will receive tomorrow. Please pray for the doctors, and please pray for the strength of the family, and for God's healing hand to continuously be on Daddy.
I will keep you updated as we know more.


Emily said...

Bev - I will be sending up prayers for your Dad and your family.

Mike and Becky said...

Hey BB, I heard about your Dad's surgery, please know that we have been praying for him and will continue to pray for him through this process. Please keep us updated! I wrote on your dad's facebook wall that I lost my dad this summer, I can't handle anything bad happening to my adopted dad! :) I will be praying for the Lord's healing and strength for your family through this time! We love you all!

annalee said...

just said a prayer for your dad and your family!

Mrs.Conder said...

you know what dad needs? is Fudge?? Do youuuuuuuuuuu make fudge?????????

Kelli said...

Hey girl,

I will be praying for sure!

Paula said...

Ben and I will definitely be keeping yall in our prayers!