Here’s the Plan, Man!

Ok…so here’s the plan for Daddy.  I know you’ve been wondering.

We met with Dr. Moore in Kokomo who will be his oncologist.  I like her.  And she loves Jesus!

Basically, he has two types of Lymphoma.  One is the Follicular B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that they found in front of his ear.  It was the original lymphoma diagnosed.  It’s indolent, meaning that it is slow growing but it is also non-curable but also not really the “killing” kind.  Yes, one doctor actually called it that!  The other one, found in his left humerus is Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.  It is aggressive.  And it’s stage 1.  This one actually came FROM some little very bad, no good, should be ashamed of themselves, rogue cells of the other one.

Daddy’s will look like this, except his “tail” will also be purple.

So…Today we met with Dr. Inder Seekri who will be putting in a portacath.  I like him.  And he loves Jesus!

Basically it’s a port for them to be able administer the chemo.  It will go under his skin and the plan now is that it will stay in for 2 years.  That will be inserted as an outpatient surgery on Monday the 22nd.  Then Tuesday the 23rd will be his first of 3 cycles of chemotherapy.  Each cycle lasts for 21 days.  So, he’ll have one on the 23rd of October, November 13th and December 4th.

We go in the morning for “chemo training” at the cancer center.  Then this Thursday he will have a nuclear medicine heart scan to make sure his heart will be able to handle the chemotherapy.

After the initial 3 cycles are finished, they will do another PET scan to see how the cancer reacted.  Then, decide from there what the next steps will be.  Either more chemo OR begin radiation.

That’s pretty much it for now.  I wanted to be able to give everyone a heads up.  If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment below.

We are so incredibly thankful for all of you who are praying and thinking about us all during this time!

8 thoughts on “Here’s the Plan, Man!

  1. Praying for your family through this time that will allow God to show off and appreciate the update. I am Supa dupa excited for your sis and her family to come home and get to hug you all through all of this. Our God is much bigger than those little very bad, no good, should be ashamed of themselves, rogue cells and better yet is in control! Praising God for what He is about to do cause I know your daddy won’t be afraid to share how wonderful God is!

  2. Love you Jen!!! elizabeth rector- we are dilligently praying but i will have to say there are tears in my eyes as i read the words on the page to shawn, please keep us posted dear one! we love u guys very much!

  3. I love Dr Seekri, he is a great Doctor! I have a lot of respect for Doctors who are willing to take the time to sit down & explain things & answer questions.

    I have been following your blog. My human side has been worried for your dad while my faith side knows that God is in control. I have no doubt that God will continue to use your dad as the great example of faith that he has been to so many. I love reading your dads morning musings. Your dad’s faith is a great inspiration to a lot of people, myself included. I have faith that God will bless your dad with healing.

    You all mean so much to me & you are all in my thoughts & prayers.

    Love to all,

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