Okay we have a game plan as of now. The word is aggressive and that is how we are attacking the ugly c word.
Tomorrow afternoon David will undergo a 4-5 hour surgery to remove the affected kidney. The surgery and oncology team think this is the aggressive way to begin to battle this Goliath. Then they will also insert a Central line in his chest to be in place for further chemo treatments (I hate that darn word). Tonight David will undergo another CT scan with contasting dye to double check these masses. In Smyth County ER they only did IV dye and did not make him drink the dye as well for contrast. Here we are doing it because we need a clear shot of this area.
Sometime tonight he will also undergo a bone scan to make sure that this cancer has not spread to additional areas. It is disheartening that the lungs are already affected so we pray that the cancer has not gone beyond the lungs. That is a specific prayer request that we ask all of our prayer warriors. We have taken a lot of bad news in a short amount of time and I pray that we are not going to find anything else.
David is not in any pain now. His belly area is tender and he is oh so over being prodded. He is in heaven watching Lion King and Ashley and I snuck out to Walmart to restock our provisions and we got him a new Simba stuffed animal and a Buzz lightyear game.
I am sad he is losing his kidney but I am all in favor of being aggressive. The next step after that is going to be to deal with those lung lesions.
That is all we now know. We are snuggled in room 46 in Central 7. We are ready to root on the Hokies if we can stay awake to watch them on TV. Several have asked for address and we are working on that.
We love you all. We are scared but trying to remain faithful to God in providing for our David. Today I have been okay but Mike has had a harder day emotionally. We feel your love and are so appreciative of all the love and concern for our David.