David’s Story

Site created on April 19, 2018

Welcome to our Caring Bridge site.  We’ve created it to keep friends and family updated on David’s medical progress.  Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and generous throughout this very trying time. This is not for the purpose of donations…just an attempt to keep people updated about his condition.

Many of you have already heard. We received a surprise this past Saturday night (April 14th) after David had a CT scan at Ballard ER to see what was happening to his back. They were seeing compressed discs and fractures in his back from the x-ray he had on Friday.

We are now at Swedish Cherry Hill. We started working with the back surgeon Sunday morning. He’s having surgery today to stabilize his neck and upper back, where he has some discs that have been attacked and have shattered.

We are waiting to get the results of the biopsy so they can start a game plan for treatment for the cancer. Right now it looks like multiple myeloma which is the best scenario to have based on the condition of his spine. I will keep everyone updated as we get more news.

Please keep the prayers coming.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Rhonda Osborne

Wanted to give an update. We have had a busy week. Saturday Feb. 2nd David received his Melphane chemo to reset his body. Sunday, one day of rest.  Monday was a challenge, he had to be at Seattle Cancer care alliance @ 7:45am and of course we had snow. We made it safely and he was able to get half (3 bags) of the stem cells. Unfortunately David was taken over with nausea. The team felt it would be better for David to be admitted to UW hospital to be monitored and get help with nausea. Tuesday’s stem cells went better - no throwing up... day 0-0 so Happy Birthday. Wednesday they started to move him off the IV anti-nausea medication to pills so hopefully it will work. He started feeling more sick last night so we shall see if they will discharge him today or tomorrow (not looking forward to more snow ) Keep the prayers coming everyday is a new day.   

Thank you for all of your prayers and support we wouldn’t be able to do it without it.

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