Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Written by Jodee McCabe    
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 10:45 AM

Yesterday was our visit to the oncologist to get the results of the MRI of the brain.  We were told that there are two new lesions in Dan's brain, one on each side and both are small.  This kicks him out of the clinical trial for now.  We were very disappointed but not surprised.  It seemed logical to us based on the results of the CT scan, which had shown that in other parts of his body, while some tumors disappeared, other, new tumors had formed.

We are staying at home this morning waiting for the radiologist to call to discuss further "options". We are hoping that he will agree to repeat the procedure that Dan had early this summer (stereo-tactic radiographic surgery) to remove the new growths in his brain so that we can continue with chemotherapy.  The current drug is not effective enough and we hope to get him included in a clinical trial once the new brain lesions are dealt with.

Some of you have written and reminded us that we are not limited to the discouraging news of the doctors, however accurate it is, and to keep our minds and hearts centered on God's Word, which is full of life and hope.  We are well aware that that hope is in being a part of Christ's Body for eternity; not in an endless life here.  But it does include an "abundant life" here, which we understand to mean that God will provide what we need to endure for now as we prepare for eternity.

Our children/grandchildren have been very attentive and friends have been doing all they can to support and encourage.  How blessed we are!  As Thanksgiving approaches, we have more than ever to be thankful and grateful for.  Each one of you is high on the list!  

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