Well, not the news we wanted to hear from the preliminary results. Early findings indicate definitely cancer and that it has spread to the spine. Still more info to come from biopsy, hopefully tomorrow like the type of cancer etc...Dr. Miller (did biopsy today) said that he is meeting with the rest of the medical team tomorrow and hopefully they will get a PET scan ordered asap. PET scan will show ANY "hot" spots from head to toe...hot spots indicate cancer. Basically, they are looking to see if it has spread/or other tumors have formed anywhere else. PET scans are a better cancer identifier than a CT scan. They are covering everything.
So where does this leave us right now? That is what I asked the Dr. Miller. He said if the cancer is only in the spine they will continue to try and shrink it with radiation and then try and get rid of it with chemo. That would be our prayer now.... that it is ONLY in the spine and no where else AND that the tumor will respond to radiation. Apparently some do , some don't. If it has spread, well I am not even going to go there right now. That's just not an option!!
Nick was still very groggy this evening when the Doctor came in to speak with him about this. So I am not sure he will grasp this whole thing until tomorrow. He said he just wants to know everything so he can process it. God must really being showering us in His supernatural peace right now(I am feeling kind of numb). I am asking myself is this the calm before the storm?? NO it has to be that God is just comforting us so much. He is a shield for our pain and your prayers are providing us with a blanket of peace.
This a the biggest fight of Nick's life (really all of ours)....We may be tired and weary.... but we have so much HOPE. Job 6:8"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for."
I am sure we will know more tomorrow. Our faith will never waiver from knowing that He is a great and mighty healer.
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53: 5
Praying for a Miracle,