As most of you may have heard Brad has been diagnosed with Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that is thought to have started in a muscle. There are about 50 different kinds of Sarcoma. As of now, we are not certain what type or where it originated. https://sarcomaoncology.com/about-cancer/
At the end of June he started to experience some pretty severe pain the upper left quadrant of his abdomen. He immediately went to the doctor where they ordered an ultrasound of the area. They called the next day with results of several lesions on his liver and an enlarged spleen. We thought it could be some type of infection. That night, he was admitted to observation in the hospital for further testing. After that, they did an MRI and found more lesions on his lungs. The next day we met with an Oncologist to review the scans. She informed us that this is suspicious for cancer because of the fact that whatever this is, it has spread to other areas of the body. She quickly ordered a biopsy of one of the masses which took place last Friday. They went into one of the masses on his liver with a needle. Pathology reviewed the biopsy and that's when they thought this to be Sarcoma. The sample was sent to Mayo Clinic for further testing. We are still waiting on those results.
A PET Scan was done this past Monday and we met with his Oncologist again yesterday, June 29, to review the results. It was not good news. They found a couple more areas on the T7 of his spine as well as his pelvis. There is a rather large mass on a lung along with several other smaller ones and several masses on his liver.
We were hoping to be heading to MD Anderson in TX for clinical trials but unfortunately there are none at this time so we will begin an inpatient aggressive chemotherapy next week around July 5. We do not know what other treatments that he will go through yet.
We have 4 beautiful children Adam 10, Brody 8, Carson and Payton 6. As of now the kids do not understand much of this and we are not explaining more than we have to at this time. After all, ignorance is bliss and we want to keep their lives as normal as possible as we fight this.
As for Brad and I, it’s a complete shock and a huge roller coaster of emotions. We appreciate everyone’s phone calls and texts but it’s been tough to keep up with it all but doing our best to return all messages. We have never felt more love and it definitely helps us through this horrific nightmare. Please continue your prayers and send him your love. I will keep updating this site as new information becomes available. We love you all and I cannot thank you enough.