You guys!!!! They said YES!!!! We can try the resection surgery!
Dr Gupta is confident! He said yes!!! I was prepared for the no. I had braced myself. I mean maybe, I did. The “rip the bandaid off” way was to have this happen:
go in with the scope, as they said they would, find that the cancerous tumor that is making his belly poke out had spread (it did) and know there was nothing more we could do.
I even asked Pop if he was scared his belly would blow up. I didn’t know what to think. I was measuring it every day and it was just getting bigger. The idea of not being able to remove it left me obviously confused and heartbroken because I didn’t have any answers for him. I had no solution and the dr said if it spreads, he cannot do the surgery. I watched his belly grow every day, praying that it was growing “stationary” as I called it. Only right there, on his liver. Staying neat & tidy and not touching any other organ. Listen, grief makes you crazy.
I can bet that his doctor was pretty confident that it spread. Because I know it sounds crazy, but I could just tell.
Now, I don’t know all of the details yet. They have someone come out and just tell you in very simple terms, they are going to go ahead with the resection procedure. You don’t really get any details. So, I don’t really have any to offer. I can just say that I am SO EXCITED & this at least gives us a fighting chance. We are going to fight this incurable cancer and now we are at least have a crack in the door to not let it just steal Pop away.
We aren’t entirely out of the woods. In a perfect world, the surgery could add 6 month to 2 years to a life that would otherwise end, with no surgery. This is a crack in the door.
I showed up praying for just that crack.
Now God, let it be your will.
Pull him through.
And thank you all so much for your prayers and kind words. I started reading some to Pop and he said, “they’re all praying for ME!?!?” THANK YALL AND THANK GOD! 🎉 👏🏼 🙏🏼
He will have a 4-5 hour resection surgery to remove the 60+% of his liver. (Remember, we got here today praying they would even ATTEMPT it!).
The Dr thinks he can get most of the cancer off the liver. It’s still in his bile duct and that won’t change and he can’t do chemo. It’s also likely in a portal vein but he said, if it is, he can cut it, remove the bad part and put it back together. I imagine the male/female hose joints that we picked up from Home Depot yesterday. Who really knows???
And this is a cancer you do NOT google. It’s all bad. And sad. And no. I just don’t. Clinical Trials only.
BUT WE CAN AT LEAST TRY!!
THANK YOU FOR A CRACKED DOOR!!!!!
Dad, time to bust through that thing! 💨
We got our chance!!!!!
Show em!! 💪🏼
**he’s going to wake up and he will not know if they were able to do the surgery or not.**
‼️You know what’s the opposite of tellin your daddy he has cancer and only a few months to live??!! TELLIN HIM WE GET TO FIGHT BACK!!
We get a chance!!! 👏🏼 I can’t wait for you to wake up, Dad!!! I have the best news!! 👏🏼 ‼️
Sorry for repeating myself.
My head is spinning.
And I have 4 hours till he is out of surgery.
So keep praying!
GOD HEARD US!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did!!! 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 and Pop says, I talk too much 😂 👌🏽 Bet you’re thankin God now! 😂