Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Final Answer

I'm sorry for the long delay in updating you all on Bob's condition. This has been a painfully long week. First there was the waiting, and then the news that we all feared would come. Finally, there has been sharing the news. Oh, how I wish it was different. In the interest of keeping things short and to the point, I'll use Lisa's words to bring you all up to speed...

I am sad to report that the pathology is very discouraging. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), also known as grade 4 astrocytoma, is the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. It looks like we may only have a mid-range of about 9 months left together. The nurse tells me this morning that he is moving his right arm. Yippee! He needs some prayers to beat the pneumonia. Our Love to all of you. I know you are praying for us.

Hugs,
Lisa Ü

My heart is broken. The ache I feel inside for this family is truly beyond words. I am trying so hard to rest in my faith. I know God is very much aware and in control of things, but it is so hard to stay away from feelings of injustice and confusion. I have leaned on a specific verse many times over the last few years, and I suspect I will be doing so again. Isaiah 55:8-9

9 comments:

Karianne said...

I'm so sorry. The longer we went without a post, the worse I felt the news would be. Thank you for the update. We are here for you.

DeAnna said...

I am so sorry. I truly can't imagine. I will keep praying for him and the family.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am just devastated for you all. I'm so, so sorry.
MP

Amanda/MayhemMama said...

That is very difficult news... My prayers are with you and your family-- that you will all find encouragment, peace, strength, and joy in the coming months.

patjrsmom said...

Take comfort in your faith and the prayers of so many for your family.

This one's for you http://buildingtheark.blogspot.com/2007/04/alleluia-its-been-long-time-since-weve.html

S&C said...

This Dec. my FIL was given 6 months to 12 months with chemo to live and just recently we found out he may be going into remission its a true miracle!! Keep your head up and try to enjoy the time you have with him now. I am sorry for the pain and stress everyone is feeling. Let me know if i can help in anyway.

Renee said...

I am so sorry. I have been praying and will be praying. May Jesus wrap you all close in His embrace.

Love,
Renee

Perri said...

Blaine, I'm so sorry that this was what the results showed. Bob and all of your family will continue to be in my prayers.

jayme & jon said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this news -- I know how devastating it is. My mother died in September after a tough battle with a brain tumor.

Cancer is the dirtiest word I know.

You and your family are in my thoughts.