Pray for my parents please. Especially my Dad. He was supposed to start his chemotherapy to treat his new diagnosis of bone marrow cancer last monday. However, the doctors were nervous about some of his kidney function numbers and therefore did not want to start chemo right away. They rescheduled chemo to start today (monday) but than again they thought his blood numbers and kidney functions were just not good so they postponed it today and called him to an appointment tomorrow to meet with the main doctors at Dartmouth Medical Center. So pray for some answers and for the appointment today and so we can just get going on treating his cancer.
The doctors at Darmouth Medical Center think that there is a blockage from one of the veins going into his new kidney caused partially from one of the stitches made in the last kidney transplant surgery. This is actually “good news” because they can now do another surgery to go in and place a stint into his vein and speed up the blood flow in and out of the kidney which should solve a lot of the high kidney and blood pressure numbers.
Pray for his surgery coming up either tomorrow or the next day. (Thursday or Friday)
“Today was a long day of waiting. Anyone who has spent much time in a hospital knows what that’s like. The doctor didn’t come by until 4:00 to talk with us about the biopsy results, and after our meeting with him, we understand why. He did have the results by noon, but spent much of the afternoon formulating a complex treatment plan. So I’ll try to convey to you the condensed version of what we learned.
The diagnosis? Moody’s Disease. Really. That’s what the doctor is calling it, not to be funny, he said, but because whatever Kevin has doesn’t fit neatly into any identifiable category…yet. It may be years before it gets an official name, but the symptoms are treatable, and they’re going after it on 3 different levels.” Basically he will be doing plasma exchange, chemotherapy, and megasteroids all at the same time for several weeks and will as of today be in the hospital for at least 2 weeks.
So if you could all just pray the 3 different treatments go according to plan. Praise God for the information we were able to learn from the great doctors but pray that they will continue to know what to do with him.