Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not so Good News :(

We received some not so good news today. Dad went to the Dr's. office to check the levels in his blood. To say the least the results were a little discouraging. It looks like he will have to under go another round of chemo followed by another stem cell transplant. We are all a little down about the news, mainly due to the fact we hate to see him so sick. It is unfortunate that they basically have to kill you in order to keep you living. We were holding on to a "perfect brightness of hope" that he would only have to have one round, but it just wasn't in the cards. The Dr's. did inform him that it ususally takes two rounds to completely dissolve the cancer.

On a brighter note, we feel extremely blessed that we have been able to spend a little more time with him lately. Last Sunday morning, my kids woke up, called Grandpa, and before you knew it they were down there eating breakfast. It says alot about a man, who is probably going through one of the biggest trials of his life, and he still has time for the little ones. He has attended school programs, ball games (he watched from the car), and loves to sit outside and just watch them play. The Grandkids really miss their best friend when he is out of commission.

On a even brighter note, over the last few months Dad has lost over 65 lbs. (not a recommended diet plan), but he is looking pretty good.

Thanks to our Dad on Father's Day for continuing a good fight, keeping the faith, and showing the rest of us what really matters is family!!!!!


Holly said...

Oh!! Sorry you have to do another round, Sid. You and ALL the family are in our prayers, always!!

What a blessing that the grandkids will never have to wonder about grandpa's love. It's apparent even in times of trial!!


Jami said...

We are so sorry and feel heartbroken for you all, that you must endure this roller coaster again but we are praying for you and have all the faith in the World that the Lord will carry you through this. We are here for you and we love you so much! Have faith not fear!Love you- Jared and Jami

Denise said...

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you! Love you and your family!
Brian and Denise and family

Tanner and Kristin said...

So sorry to hear you have to endure another round of chemo. You are such a pillar of strength and righteousness. I have so much admiration for you and your sweet family. I love, love, love you to pieces and am praying for you always!!

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Stacie said...

Well, all in the name of looking fit and fabulous, right Sid? 65 pounds, wow! Can't wait to see you again! You and your family are always in our prayers. Jerry, you're a rock! Never slipping, even in things that probably could be let a little loose. Sid, we love you and miss your face (and attitude for that matter!) Love you guys!!

Paul and Alli Watson said...

So sorry to hear that. :( We'll pray your family as strength and comfort through these hard times.

Anonymous said...

Love you guys! You're still in our prayers.