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Mar 11, 2021
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This detour in Steve’s life began April 5, 2017. I awoke with Steve having a seizure and our dog Pepper standing on his back and barking to alert me. He went through all kinds of testing that led to the answer of a brain tumor. On May 8, 2017 He had his first brain surgery to get a biopsy. They determined that his tumor was cancer. Although the tumor was too large to remove, he was able to start a treatment of 12 rounds chemo and 30 days of targeted radiation. Steve did amazingly well during this treatment. His goal was to get back to work and he did work all during his treatment. It was a success and the tumor did shrink.
Steve had many good scans that showed no change in the tumor. Then his seizures began to increase. On Dec. 11, 2018 his MRI showed a significant change. He continued to have seizures and was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 17 for observation and to get his seizures under control for the surgery that would take place Dec. 21, 2018. They sent him home to celebrate his birthday on the 20th then back to Vanderbilt for the surgery! This time they were able to remove the new growth and take another biopsy. Everything went well and we were home on Christmas Eve!
We have journaled many of the events of this detour in our life. What stands out the most is the love and mercy of God and the kindness of people. We don’t think any of this is a cruel joke. We know God has a plan and we are just a small part of a much greater plan! Proverbs 3:5-6