My dad has asked me to provide everyone with a brief update for his blog. Since his last update my dad has been in the hospital twice. The first visit was due to extreme stomach pain from an ulcer. He had a small surgery to fix the ulcer and then was released just a few days later. Shortly after arriving home we took him back to the hospital so they could watch him more closely for simple precautionary reasons.
He has been home for a week now and is beginning to regain some strength and regularity. His doctors are going to start him on a gradually increasing amount of chemo therapy in hopes of eliminating the tumors in his lungs. They want to give small amounts of chemo during the beginning of his treatment so that he can build his strength up.
I would like to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and words. I enjoy reading my dad's blog, but I also enjoy reading what others have to say on this situation. Your words not only help John, but they help his whole family.
Friday, December 26, 2008