Gordy Ritts Gordy Ritts

First post: Dec 19, 2016 Latest post: Mar 13, 2018
It is every were you go.  Someone you know has this battle they are
fighting.  It is a family member, a friend or neighbor & you just
feel just heartbroken for them.  It is CANCER.  And it is has shown its
ugly head in our family.  Dec 14 is a day that will forever be
etched into our minds.  After months of doctoring, tests & biopsies
Gordy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma Lung cancer, which has
metastasized to a bone in the skull & a rib bone.

He has been doctoring in Billings & has received a game plan from them. 
Unfortunately there are too many spots on his lungs to remove them
with operation so he will be relying on Chemo to treat & shrink the
tumors.  With one of the bones being in the head/neck region they will
not do Chemo there, they will just use radiation.  We are currently
waiting for one more lab result back to finalize the treatment plan. 
Hopefully we will get some positive news back and be able to use a much
easier treatment.  Since we are very early in the treatment process, we
are still looking at other specialized cancer facilities.  Radiation on the
skull bone has started in in Billings with hopes to give him some relief
from headaches & swelling that he has been dealing with. 
We won’t know more until after the holidays are over. 

Here is to some HOPE that 2017 will bring him positive news and a
 kick ass treatment plan.  We will try & keep you
updated on his diagnosis & progress.  Please add Gordo to your list
of prayers & send him some positive vibes!  We have one hell of a
fight ahead of us!  Love Team Ritts

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