In the early morning hours of December 5, 2018, Tim went to the Emergency Room with severe stomach pain and swelling. This had been building for several days and became excruciatingly painful. He was given an abdominal CT scan which showed extreme swelling and infection in his entire GI tract to the point that there was danger of his colon rupturing. He was transferred to another facility that could better deal with his dangerous issues and to see a surgeon who specialized in lower GI issues.
That evening a colonoscopy was performed and the surgeon was prepared to remove part or all of his colon if necessary. It was suspected that he had Toxic Ulcerative Colitis. Unfortunately, that was not the case. A tumor was found in Tim’s colon. Surgery would be necessary to relieve the issues the tumor has caused. On December 6, 2018, Tim had this surgery, and his colon was intact and none had to be removed. An Ileostomy was performed and will remain in place while Tim undergoes Chemotherapy and Radiation to shrink the tumor, which will ultimately be removed and the Ileostomy reversed.
Our hope for this page is to keep all of you up to date on Tim’s progress. We are completely overwhelmed by all of the love, support and prayers you have given us. We are thankful and blessed for each and every one of you. We feel the love and would appreciate your continued prayers !!!!