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Feb 6, 2018 Latest post:
20 hours ago
Thank you for visiting our Caring Bridge site about Daddy. So many of you who know him, love him as much as we do. I wanted to be able to keep you all up to date on what is going on as we go down this cancer road together. This journey became present to us just over a week ago, but now looking back we realize it began some time ago. Daddy was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor back in 2012 and had a gamma knife procedure on it again 2014. In 2016 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in which he completed all 40 radiation treatments and was considered cancer free. He is now also a Type 2 diabetic. Since 2016, Daddy has continued to go to routine follow ups with these specailized doctors and his health up until recently wasn't concerning. In late October/November Dad and Mom both got what we believed was the common cold/crud. They went to the doctor and received medicine. Mom got better, but Daddy didn't. He was told that now being diabetic that he couldn't get the those steroid doses like we all get so he was just having a hard time shaking off the crud. He went 5 times over the next few months. Each time a little bit worse than the last, but still not concerning to the doctors. Labs were checked (nothing too far out of sorts) and even a x-ray given which was clear. After Christmas it was clear to us that Daddy wasn't getting better, he was loosing weight quickly, coughing day and night and sadly beginning to not be able to eat. We knew something more serious had to be the cause. One doctor appointment to another, from an x-ray to a ct scan and that quickly brings us to January 31, 2018. The doctor informed us that the ct scan revealed daddy had a tumor in his esophagus and spots on his lungs. Now cancer wasn't only present, but very real. The pieces are still not all together for us as as we wait on appointments, results and directions of how and where to go from here. As most of you know Caring Bridge was my outlet when my daughter Madison was diagnosed with Leukemia 12 years ago, so yet again I find myself pouring out my heart and prayers to all of you. Thank you for all your calls, texts, prayers and for most importantly loving our family and especially Daddy.