Friday, December 26, 2008

A Brief Update

Hello everyone.
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.

So again,
Thank- You...

~Katrina

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was hoping the absence of blog updates meant good news and not more health challenges. However, challenges bring their own blessings – prayers from more people than you know, prayers and hugs from those nearby, and from everyone that has ever heard the “C” word in their lives. Believe that through this ordeal there are many lives you have touched. Best wishes for a healthy (ier), happy (ier) New Year. Lois

ChristineB from OCF said...

Very sorry to hear you are having some problems. Hope you get stronger and stronger day by day. Hang in there, you know how rough it can be and you can do it. Im keeping you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

John,
You have been missed on the OCF forums. Thanks to Katrina for the update. Your have done a great service by airing your story. No one should have to go through this misery. You and yor family are in my prayers with wishes for strenght and improvrment
Malka

Anonymous said...

God bless you, John. Keep us your strength and know that people care. Lois