Jan 29, 2019 Latest post:
Mar 12, 2019
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What a journey Scott has been on since the middle of October. It all began a day at work. Sue was out of town visiting family and received a call from Scott saying he wasn’t feeling well and had some symptoms that lead him to Urgent Care. From there they sent him to United Hospital for a CT scan of his belly. They told him he had colitis and sent him on his way with some antibiotics. As he was walking to his truck to go home he received a call from the hospital and they said, we were taking a better look at your CT scan and noticed you have an abdominal aneurysm. They told him he needed to come back for further scans. Sue now rushes home. The next day another scan is taken and they discover an aortic aneurysm at 5.8 cm. From there he was referred to a cardio thoracic surgeon. They did several tests on him including an angiogram where they found blockages within some arteries too. Next step was to set up his surgery to repair the aneurysm, which was done on November 2nd. Another surgery was done on December 17th for an angioplasty to place the stent in the blocked artery. The doctors told him after the second surgery that he would start regaining his strength back, enough to return to work on January 2. Following the second surgery he started having problems swallowing food. We went back to the cardiologist and they took a CT scan and said everything looked good . The swallowing problems continued to get worse and he developed a rash, thinking it was a reaction to one of the medications he was on. Returned back to the doctor and they put him on a different medication. Needless to say the swallowing got worse. He was able to return to work, but his health spiraled downward . We ended up in the emergency room at United on January 17. They now take another CT scan and noticed he had a mass on his esophagus. He was admitted into the hospital for further testing, and biopsies were taken, which now leads him to be diagnosed with stage four squamous cell carcinoma esophageal cancer. Which has spread to various areas within his body.
Scott and Sue remain strong in their faith to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We pray for God’s total healing, comfort, and strength during this difficult time. And thank God for all the wonderful friends and family that have been so supportive. We feel the prayers and love!