Tuesday, July 6, 2010

quick update/July 6th 2010

Philippians 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I spoke with Dr. Pirris....preliminary reports on brain MRI show no tumors (he said he has to get radiologist to review it to confirm) and the abdomen/pelvis CT was clear PTL!!! Prayers at work! So we are still dealing with this one big nasty tumor that happens to be in a very bad location.

The infection unfortunately is not in an isolated area. Dr Pirris feels that since the tumor has grown much bigger and quicker than expected and now with the infection on top of it Nick requires additional surgery. Dr Pirris will do surgery tomorrow morning to clean out the infection and since he will be in the area of the tumor he is going to try and remove some of it again. He is concerned with further paralysis of Nicks right arm and possibly in the legs if this tumor continues to grow. Dr. Pirrish also said they need to know what kind of infection they are dealing with. They will be able to get a good culture tomorrow.

Chemo will be postponed now for about 4 weeks. Nick will probably have a wound vac attached this time to try and help promote healing.Nick had mixed emotions about the news. They were going to go ahead and make him comfortable tonight with some good meds. The surgery is scheduled for around 7:00ish and should only take a couple of hours and Nick will hopefully spend no more than a day in ICU. Aaron and I are heading up in the wee hours tomorrow morning. As soon as Nick is out of surgery and I have an update I will post new info.

We continue to thank you for being on this journey with us. Always faithful in your prayers and encouragement for our family.

Prayers Needed For:

Minimal blood loss and minimal pain afterwards.

The biggest thing is HEALING...complete and total healing of the area and quickly. The sooner the better so he can start chemo.

No paralysis resulting from surgery.

No additional infections set in.

I am heading for bed now to try and get a few good hours of rest. I look forward to hopefully being able to deliver some good news tomorrow!!

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


The Badidas

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