On Monday, September 25th, Dad went to the emergency room in Fairmont with shortness of breath, tired and dizziness. On Thursday, September 28th he was transported to St Mary’s in Rochester because Fairmont had run out of options for treating him. That is where they determined that he has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – cancer of the blood. He was then transferred to Methodist Hospital for treatment. They did a bone marrow biopsy of his hip to determine what stage the cancer is in and what the treatment plan will be. Dad is very tired and weak due to low platelets, hemoglobin and white blood cells. He got his first chemo treatment on Friday, October 6th. He is off a few days and starts again on Thursday. Due to the low blood counts he has to stay in the hospital. We have been taking turns getting Mom to the hospital and home.
When you have your morning coffee, know that Dad is having a cup with you, only at the hospital.
At this time he cannot have visitors due to his compromised immune system. Dad has a long journey in front of him, but he also has an incredible crowd of people walking that journey with him. The power of prayer is an amazing thing, and miracles do happen!