Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Grant's treatment.
Check back to read our journal entries, see photos, and write a note in our guestbook. We'll be printing out the guestbook notes for Grant to read.
We'll try to keep everything up to date so that you can be praying with us.
In July 2009, Grant was diagnosed with a 7cm by 5.5cm malignant tumor in his left lung. The doctors removed the cancerous lung, and Grant underwent rigorous chemotherapy.
On September 2, 2011, after suffering from debilitating headaches for several weeks, we learned that Grant's cancer had metastasized to his brain. The four inoperable tumors were causing signifcant swelling, which caused the headaches.
At the end of September, we traveled to Pittsburgh for gamma knife radiation in order to shrink the tumors to alleviate Grant's symptoms. At this point, all treatment is designed to make Grant as comfortable as possible-- it is not expected to be curative.
Soon after our return from Pittsburgh, we learned that the procedure appeared to be successful in reducing the size of the tumors and the brain swelling. Unfortunately, Grant's condition has worstened significantly. He began having seizures, which are now controlled by medication but prevent him from driving. He is also having significant difficulty walking, probably as the result of muscle damage due to the massive doses of powerful steroids that he must take because of the swelling from the tumors.
We are so thankful for the support, prayers, and notes of encouragement from family and friends over the past weeks. We continue to trust God and His perfect plan for Grant.