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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 06:19:25 PM »
Just got off the horn with Mike.  The oncological surgeon had a long and hard look at the films and believes this cancer is of the type that can be fully treated by simply removing the mass. 

Doc says Mike should not need chemo or radiation or anything more than the surgery--and that now is scheduled for July 16.

He still has another scan scheduled to confirm that nothing has spread, and we should know what that report is on Monday or Tuesday.

In the meantime, the doc told Mike he would need a transfusion during surgery but specifically forbade Mike from contributing his own blood.  Doc told him he is suffering from both low volume and low red blood count and cannot contribute to his own solution.

Fortunately, Mike has a lot of family and friends ready, willing and able to drain a pint. 

So far, this is already starting to look like an answer to prayer, and I am deeply grateful to each one of you, my brothers, for your prayerful support.

Mike broke down as he was telling me the "good" news, so I know this experience has him overwhelmed.   Please keep the prayers going.

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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 09:38:52 PM »
Some uplifting news, indeed...... now is the time to remain steadfast in earnest prayer for all involved.
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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 05:53:33 AM »
Good news!  I know you will keep us posted and we will keep up the prayers.

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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 05:53:40 AM »
Good indications... we'll hope for the best.
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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 08:50:36 AM »
Good to hear.

People don't realize all the things the kidneys are rresponsible for.  I was told that kidney issues can cuase the low red blood count and other imbalances so have him watch the numbers closely.  The biggest ones to watch from a kidney function standpoint is creatnine and BUN.  They will probably spike but if there isn't any permenant damage shoud go back down with treatment.
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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 11:39:31 AM »
People don't realize all the things the kidneys are responsible for.  I was told that kidney issues can cause the low red blood count and other imbalances so have him watch the numbers closely.  The biggest ones to watch from a kidney function standpoint is creatnine and BUN.  They will probably spike but if there isn't any permanent damage should go back down with treatment.

That is what caused Mike to have this checked.  He was just feeling lousy tired and when they did a standard blood test they discovered he was very low on red blood cells.  Most of his other levels were goofy, too.

Serves as a warning to us all: As we get older, pay attention to what the body is telling us!  Stuff can be fixed if it's caught in time.  Waiting until we are smiling from a silk-lined box is too late.

Thanks for the prayers, guys.  I know they are doing a great deal of good.

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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 06:57:48 PM »
Sometimes it just goes from bad to worse.  Sometimes from worse to just awful.

Mike finally got his PETscan on Monday.  He got the results on Wednesday and gave me a call.  His first words were, "They cancelled my surgery for next Monday."

I thought that sounded okay until he followed up with the information that the PET revealed a metastasized tumor on his liver, another on his lower left lung, a couple around his colon, and some probables throughout the rest of his body.

Bunny and I are trying to coax our recalcitrant RV back to Florida.  We made it from California to Texas, so far.  It's another long story, but we had a major engine failure in Coachella, Ca, and we spent 12 weeks trying to get it fixed.  We are still blowing smoke and leaking oil, but we are trying to nurse it back in time to say our goodbyes.

So, this is a revised prayer request:  Please ask our Lord to give Mike comfort and peace.  Ask Him to give Mike strength to face this and the courage to make that next step with grace and dignity.

And while you're at it, ask Him to lay His hand on this old Rabbit.  As I write this, I have tears running down my cheeks.  Not just for Mike, but also for Lady Haz, her friend Cathy, Mike's wife Nancy, and others, all who have gone home in the very recent past.

Thanks all,

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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 07:03:45 PM »
I don't have the words but thankfully the Good Lord can hear what I'm thinking...

God Bless and safe journey CR.

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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2012, 09:39:16 PM »
I don't have the words but thankfully the Good Lord can hear what I'm thinking...

God Bless and safe journey CR.


+1

I have a few good, long-time friends facing this also........ all got is prayers.....but, I got a plenty to go around.
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Re: Good Buddy Has Cancerous Tumor on Kidney
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012, 12:39:37 AM »
We will pray for "Final Healing" for Mike and family and as for my DRTV Family... meaning you and Bunny and the "Rabbitmobile" continued prayers.

God Bless,

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