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5/18/2017 Latest post:
23 hours ago
Thank you for visiting our caring bridge website. hopefully it will help keep you updated on what is going on with Dick's treatment. Adelle (his daughter) will be doing most of the writing; and i apologize that it will probably not be long or flowery. Dad's story begins a few days before Christmas 2016, when he noticed a large lump in his abdomen. Despite the holidays, he was able to get a scan fairly quickly and it was determined to be a very large tumor wrapping from his belly button over to his side. Soon thereafter, it was determined to be mantle cell lymphoma. After months of trying several rounds of different iv chemotherapy plus oral chemotherapy and radiation, we found out on may 1, that the treatments had not worked; the tumor has continued to grow and new tumors have grown. we were all shocked and devastated. But God is good; He is sovereign. our hospital in town said they had no more treatment options to offer so we are now seeing if md anderson has any available that might help. in my whole life i have known my dad as a man of faith and that has not changed now. his faith and trust in God is amazing and i pray that all those he comes into contact with during treatments, appointments, etc. will see it too.