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Three score and ten or more

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mostly for my extended family who follow this more closely than others

My oldest son has had a liver  problem for several years, and we have been hoping for things to be arranged so that he could have a transplant.   For the past two weeks he has been failing rapidly.  We got him into a hospital Wednesday, and in his initial exam they took a chest x-ray.  The nurse came in a couple of hours later (He was still in the Emergency room) to say that he seemed to have a mass behind his left lung.  They went in an gave him a CT scan. 

The next morning, after he was admitted, they told us that the mass was IN the lung, and they were testing for a malignancy,  He had a terrible night and when the oncologist told us, this morning, that it was malignant, and the largest such that he had ever seen, my son was beyond paying much attention..  He went from clear lungs four months ago to a malignancy so large that it is crowding the heart out of place, and that is inoperable.   Today he was admitted to hospice.   Good thoughts, prayers, or whatever works for you would be appreciated. 


At 11:54 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

Oh, Dick, we are so saddened to hear about Eric's latest news. My heart is aching for you. I can't even imagine how hard it would be to have a child in hospice and to know that his days are so numbered. I do hope that they can control his pain and that he will at least be comfortable. We will definitely have him in our prayers and we will be praying for you and Jan too. He is just too young to have all these problems. Keep us all informed as to how he is doing.

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Michael Nielsen said...

I'm sorry to learn that Eric has taken a turn for the worse, Dick. I'll drop by the hospice tomorrow, if that's OK.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Ed said...

He will be in our prayers. I hope his remaining days are blessed.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

Passed away 11/14/10. 12;41 A.M.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Ed said...

My condolences on your loss.

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Davo said...

The body may fail; the spirit continues.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Stephalupogus said...

I am so sorry.

At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Kathleen said...

Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.


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