Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
Trey was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer this October of 2017. Everything has happened very quickly. He had gone to the doctors for some concerns about blood pressure and the blood work showed some abnormalities. We proceeded to have a CT scan and biopsy. Once pancreatic cancer was confirmed, we were able to begin our journey at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The doctors and medical personnel have been wonderful. We are seeing Dr. Daniel Laheru right now. He is one of the best doctors we could have. Here is a link to his information (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/0011771/daniel-laheru
). Trey has a tumor on his pancreas and it has spread to his liver. Right now we are going through chemo in an attempt to stop the spread of the cancer.
Trey is currently undergoing chemo therapy every other week. He is at Hopkins for about 5 hours of treatment and then he does two days of home treatment. He has a port, so the chemo is attached for those two days at home. So far, he is responding well to the chemo treatments. Some of his side effects are sensitivity to cold, a little nausea, and he gets tired. He is still trying to exercise and has such a positive attitude.
I will add journal updates to keep everyone posted on his progress. He gets MRI scans every few months to track the progress of the chemo. Trey was originally trying to keep this information private, but so many of our friends and family have found out and want to show their love and support. So, I decided to start this page to keep everyone updated and give them an outlet to help. We are welcoming as many prayers as you can say. Kersten Reyes has also started a prayer calendar for our family.
Kellen and Kate do know what is going on. I only ask that you don't approach them and ask how their dad is doing. We are working on putting supports in place for them and trying to keep to our normal schedule as much as possible. They are just having a tough time talking about it, so we appreciate everyone being sensitive about that.
Thanks again for your love and support. Love, Dawn and Trey