Here is an update from Chelle about Wayne:
December 13th we were in for a one month checkup with the medical oncologist, Wayne mentioned about his back hurting so bad. She immediately ordered an MRI that was done just over an hour later. About 2 hours later the radiology oncologist telephoned to say the
cancer has spread into the spine. We met with her the next morning to discuss plans to have 10 radiation treatments to help relieve the pain. Just in the last few days the pain has gone into his right leg making it difficult to walk. He will have a full body CT scan tomorrow and get the results on Monday the 24th.
Though we are surprised by all of this....GOD is not! No matter what, we know GOD is in control and our faith and trust in HIM does not waver.
We know it has been your prayers going up to the LORD that has sustained us as we continue by faith to believe for Wayne's complete healing and for GOD to be glorified!!
Please continue to pray for Wayne and these scan results, thanks!!
Scans are STABLE!! I know Cassie was hoping and praying for clear but stable is good!! Thank You Father!!
Below, taken directly from Emily's blog: Emily had scans this week and they have come back showing new growth. :(
I can't remember what we were saying but I think it had something to do with the platelets and Dr. Sholler was standing there, and said "Well there is progression." WHAT? WTF you have to be kidding me? Im sorry you said what? She indicated she has some more spots in her spine and some on her head. Im sorry I can't be technical here and tell you were because this honestly wasn't the news we were expecting to hear. We didn't want to look at the scans, and didn't even look at the report, because once again like 2 years ago everything seemed blurry again. Tears began to flow and everything around us just seemed to stop.
Emily has true progression these are spots that she has never had before. I know that Dr. Sholler said they are only in the bone, so no soft tissue just cortical bone. She has been taken off the CH14.18 trial so no more inpatient at this time and all medicines such as GM-CSF and accutane have been stopped. Its not working because the disease is spreading. IT'S NOT WORKING DAMN IT. We really thought the damn antibodies would clear us, what happened. How? Why?
Today Emily is having a bone marrow test, please keep praying for her and seeking no cancer. Pray for the family as this has been 2 years of torture and to hear this news when they had such good hopes that all was well, well that just totally stinks. Thanks!
Having surgery #14! Today, a port is placed in, pray for success and quick recovery. Chemo starts 2nd week of January.
Pathology results are not back yet but the doctors have good hope that the cells that are there were changed from the previous cancer.
Below taken from Scarlett's blog....
The doctors are expecting to see somewhat good news from this pathology - that the tumor cells have been altered in a way that makes it much less destructive, and easier to control. Less likely would be an equally aggressive tumor as the original, which would be much more difficult to manage. Worst case scenario, which no one expects based on the behavior we have seen over the last few months' MRI, would be the pathology shows this to be an even more aggressive version that would be nearly impossible to eradicate; treatment would be of little or no use.
Pray there will be good outcomes for treatment. Thanks!!
Ephesians 3:14-19 NASB
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
that He would grant you,
according to the riches of His glory,
to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Rejoicing and praying,