Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Livers are Important... Prayers Requested (Part 2)

So I first wrote about my Father-in-Law and his Liver Cancer HERE.  He has had another scan since then and the news was good, but not great.  The spot chemo on his liver tumor was successful.  The tumor looks complete dead.  So as of that last scan (in March), his liver is tumor free.  Great news!  Also, there were a bunch of spots on the scan that they weren't sure if they were tumors or just residual chemo.  This last scan didn't sure the spots, so they are pretty sure they weren't tumors.  More great news!  However, they did find a spot on one of his kidneys that they are a little concerned about, so they are keeping on eye on it.  Not so great news.

The problem is that I guess Liver Cancer is really only cured with a Liver transplant.  And if the cancer spreads to outside of the liver, Ed won't be a great candidate for a transplant.  Apparantly he already isn't a great candidate because of the way his liver ruptured (or something like that.  I am not clear on the specifics). 

If he doesn't qualify for a transplant, they will treat the tumors as they come with the spot-chemo method they used last time until it doesn't work anymore.  And that could work for a really long time.  Hopefully Ed's cancer is super slow growing and so if he couldn't get a transplant, he wouldn't have any new tumors for a while.

So... Ed's next scan is scheduled for June 13th.  Obviously the scan will show what as already happened.  But I am asking for prayers for Ed, Faith and Phil for this next scan.  I am hoping for some super great news. 

Thank you for all of your prayers!  This is definitely not something I envisioned Phil and I would be dealing with so early in our marriage.  All your support means a lot to me.

Love, Mrs. Janney

I just thought this post needed a picture.  I can't remember where I got it from.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I was not aware of this. Cathy

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