Update on Dad

stratasfan

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Can't reply to the old thread, since it is gone, so I am starting a new one. (Dad was diagnosed with Advanced colon cancer in Nov. 2017, and had emergency surgery to remove part of his colon, and then had chemo. The cancer spread to his liver, and he has since had six ablations to remove tumors in his liver. The last was one month ago on the 2nd of April).

Results just came back form his follow-up scan yesterday . . . there is another tumor in the same area. Not sure if it is brand new growth or was missed last month (remember, it was so big, it was marginal as to whether the procedure would remove it all). Mom called Cleveland Clinic and the results have been sent to the Doctor who does the procedures, so we are waiting to hear back on that. I'll post when we know more!

Thanks for all the prayers and notes! They really mean a lot!
God Bless,
Elizabeth
 

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Just a quick update here . . . the doctor is consulting with another radiologist before making a decision on how to proceed. We're just praying that they will be comfortable with another ablation and not need the full surgery.

Thanks to everyone for all the prayers and thoughts!
 

mybabykelly

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My continued prayers for your dad! May God give him strength through it all, and fill his heart with courage and love. God bless you two!
 

GroguFan

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An update here . . . There is another tumor there, right near the last one (or possibly part left from before). They are going to schedule another ablation, but we don't have a date for that yet. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers!
 

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An update here . . . There is another tumor there, right near the last one (or possibly part left from before). They are going to schedule another ablation, but we don't have a date for that yet. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers!
Prayers all around - hope the procedure goes well for your dad!
 

noone

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Still praying, and glad to hear you were able to get the treatment option that you guys were wanting :)
 

GroguFan

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Still praying, and glad to hear you were able to get the treatment option that you guys were wanting :)
Yes! We are so grateful for that! Will keep it updated here as soon as we know more of what is going on.
 

stratasfan

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Just to let everyone know I am still here! He had the one month follow-up MRI about two weeks ago (after his last liver surgery) and it showed another tumor in the same place. Either they missed it 6 weeks ago, or didn't get all of it. So yesterday he had another liver surgery to remove it. Picking him up now. Mom talked to him on the phone this morning and he seemed to be doing really well. He'll really come home, shower and sleep for the afternoon. It has just been a bit hectic all week. Hoping to catch up next week, depends how he feels and recovers. :)

I'm around, though, so feel free to contact me if you want to chat or want me to check on something in particular! I'm just sitting at the comp as much these days! We are hoping to get some pin trading in this coming week! -grin- Can't get enough cheer when your exhausted! :)

God Bless,
Elizabeth
 

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Happy to hear he went through surgery well and is in good spirits. Not good they missed a piece but good they are paying attention to what was going on with follow-up.
 
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