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Old 05-13-2017, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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tomtedesco was kind enough to PM me to ask about my son's condition. Thank you Tom.

Here is an update:

He has completed 5 of 6 initial chemo treatments. After his fourth treatment he went on short term disability. He was missing so much work that the company encouraged him to do so. With each treatment he gets a little sicker.

The initial reports are that the treatment is working, but we will not know for certain until mid to late June.

In the meantime, his baby was diagnosed with swelling of the brain this week and will be having surgery to correct a problem with fluid not draining properly either tomorrow or Monday. They say it is a fairly common procedure, but it doesn't seem common to us. They spent the day in the ER and she was admitted to the hospital in preparation for the surgery this evening.

His poor wife is dealing with the stress of a husband battling cancer and a baby needing brain surgery. Rhuidean was born on my sons 26th birthday, April 4th.

Thanks for your caring and prayers.
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Steve I pray for your son and the baby. My niece had that procedure when she as you, not young as the baby and she is happy healthy 40 year old mother. They put a drain or a stent at base of her skull to drain the fluid into her spinal column if I remember right. It's scary but not that uncommon. Thought and prayers.
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Just prayed for your son, granddaughter, you, your wife and your sons wife. God is bigger than any situation and more loving and gracious than we can comprehend.
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Your son and family have been in my thoughts. Prayers said for all.
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Uplifting your son and his family in prayer. Praying for healing, reassurance and a peace that passes all understanding!


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I hope the initial reports on your son are correct and he is improving. Your son, the baby and your whole family will remain in my prayers.
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Prayers for both.
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Will continue praying. Thank you for the update. Is there a way to help his wife?
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Saying prayers and sending healing thoughts. Your family is in our prayers.
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Will continue praying. Thank you for the update. Is there a way to help his wife?
Thanks for the prayers. The two mothers have been taking turns being there. My wife has been there for the past 10 days. I believe that both will be there later today. We have a daughter getting married in a month and she arrives in town on Tuesday so we will need to focus as much as possible on wedding plans until Tim's next treatment May 26. Then My wife will go back to be with them for a few days.

We are considering setting up a GoFundMe account for those who want to help with some of their mounting medical bills. You can contact me if you are interested in that.
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