After months of having an upset stomach and visits to various doctors' offices, my dad received a diagnosis: stage 4 colon cancer. The results of a PET scan last week (May 22) revealed that his cancer had spread to his liver. From that point, we met with his oncologist and he walked us through the next few months. Various treatments, hospital visits, and surgeries fill our future. We love you all so much and appreciate the prayers and support throughout this whole process. I will do my best to update this site periodically as we receive updates so you all can stay in the loop. We are excited to start treatments so we can kick cancer's booty! - Alex
Hi everyone! Dad finished his fourth round of chemo yesterday. It was the roughest round. His voice is raspy and he has no energy. He's been hanging around the apartment spending his days sleeping, keeping up with his sports or binge watching Gilmore Girls with 3 of his favorite girls (his wife, his daughter and his daughter's perfect little dog). We got the PET scan scheduled for next Monday, July 23. This scan will tell us how the chemo has been doing shrinking the tumors. From that point, we will be able to schedule surgery if they have shrunk enough. That is the goal so we can get that nasty stuff out of my dad for good!! Personally, I am sick of it and am ready for it to be gone. Thanks to everyone for respecting his wishes on not reaching out to him. I have given him the messages you have sent me and he is truly appreciative. Again, my number is 317-250-0453. Please text me and not my dad; he is attempting to rest his body and stay relaxed. We love you all!