After the wonderful results of Jimmie's scan in January and the fact that he has been feeling so much better since, we had fully expected this new scan to show that his cancer had shrunk even more. The absolute worst I feared was that the cancer would have stayed the same, indicating that the essential oils we have been using were not effective on this type of cancer. Unfortunately, neither of these scenarios happened. Instead the scan revealed 3 disturbing bits of news:
- the nodules in Jimmie's lungs were "slightly larger" (exactly how much was hard to decipher by me)
- the remaining piece of tumor attached to his vena cava is spreading cancer in his abdomen.
- the pleurisy is gone, replaced by blood clots in his lungs instead
Please pray that both of these new treatments will work for Jimmie without the scary side effects.
And please pray for our grandson, Cole, too. Monday got worse just as we returned home from the oncologist when our daughter called us from the ER. Cole had been playing with a neighbor's Husky and things got too rough. Somehow the dog's teeth ripped Cole's lip and the split required 5 stitches. The injury could have easily been worse so Cole was actually lucky. Now he is just sore and bruised so the only concern is preventing infection. A scar is a given, but he is a tough little kid. I had to chuckle when I heard that while the doctor was stitching his lip Cole closed his eyes and hummed the whole time. Now I'm curious what song he hummed. It must have been a good one to keep him distracted through that and I may need to borrow it.