On May 20th of this year, Dad was transported to Methodist Hospital in Omaha because he was jaundice. It was discovered that he had a blockage in his bile duct. They were able to put a stint in his duct to open it, which allowed fluids to pass again. During that procedure, it was apparent that a tumor was causing the blockage. Eventually, Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has spread to his liver.
We believe that Dad is Superman and has beaten the odds many times. We also know that the cure for pancreatic cancer hasn't been discovered yet.
Dad is currently in the Gothenburg hospital and he he working on getting stronger so that, if his body is able, he can start chemo therapy. We don't know a timeframe for when that decision will be made so we are taking everything one day at a time.
What we do know is that Dad LOVES hearing from people and he knows that prayer works! We ask that you keep Dad in your prayers and if you would like, he would love to hear from you! Phone calls, texts and emails are great. If you are in the Gothenburg area, he would love it if you stopped by!
If you're wondering if you should wait to get a hold of him, we would recommend sooner rather than later. Pancreatic cancer is pretty nasty so taking advantage of the days that he is up for visitors, calls, etc. is probably best. Right now he seems to be up for all of that!
We will post updates and pictures of visitors as we have them! Please know that we appreciate your prayers and care for Dad more than we can express!
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