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Aug 29, 2017
Gordy started his journey with a doctor visit for his unexplained weight loss and cough. The visit resulted in a CT Scan on May 12, 2017. We received the news from the doctor of a large mass on his right lung. This news prompted a visit to a pulmonologist and an oncologist. The pulmonologist set up a bronchoscopy to perform a biopsy on the mass. However, there was not enough of a sample for a definite diagnosis. We met with the oncologist and he had a MRI of the brain and a PET Scan scheduled. The second bronchoscopy was scheduled two and one-half weeks later and he was sedated more and the samples were biopsied. He was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung on June 14, 2017. He is listed as high stage 3 and possible stage 4. He has been continually getting more ill every day. He was admitted into North Memorial Hospital on June 15, 2017 with pneumonia through the emergency room. He was released from the hospital and went to his oncologist appointment and we met with a radiation therapy doctor. He was supposed to start radiation therapy and chemotherapy on June 26, 2017. But a second emergency room visit, this one by ambulance and admitted into the intensive care unit, has postponed his treatments.