My Parents

jordantmoody —  March 6, 2012 — 9 Comments

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.

Update: 3/7/12

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)

 

Update 3/9/12

“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.

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I'm a Pastor/Teaching Elder at Hope Fellowship Church in New Ipswich, NH.

9 responses to My Parents

  1. 
    grace4patrickj March 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know about the diagnosis. I’m be praying. So sorry for the bad report.

    • 

      Thanks man. Yeah its been really a roller coaster ride lately with the doctors. Its actually been really frustrating. I don’t know what to say anymore besides we don’t know anything and neither do the doctors but the only person who does is Jesus.

  2. 

    Hey guys my dad is getting a KIDNEY BIOPSY today. That means he they are cutting him open to get part of his kidney so they can test it. He has already done this procedure I think maybe twice. Just pray it goes well again.

  3. 

    Praying. Just keep trusting that the outcome is in the Lord’s hands. I hope all goes well in the coming days and weeks. Keep us updated.

    • 

      Thanks man. I am at Datmouth hospital right now. My dad is doing way better today after his kidney biopsy yesterday. We are just waiting on test results now. He will probably be here at the hospital all weekend.

  4. 

    I just added some latest information from our day at the hospital today.

  5. 
    grace4patrickj March 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Wow! What a night. Now you have “some” answers. I’ll pray God uses these 3 treatments. I’m glad to see you trusting God during this time. I image, as hard as it may be, that your dad is trusting Him too. I’m so sorry for the hardship, but know God has some good in it. I image He is drawing you and your family closer to Him through it. God bless!

  6. 

    Thanks for the update bud- its great to be able to pray more specifically. What an opportunity to trust in God. Keep us posted.

  7. 

    Dad is going to have his PLASMAPHERISIS tomorrow (wednesday) and his CHEMOTHERAPY Thursday. So pray both continue to go well. Things seem to be improving for now.

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