Friday, September 10, 2010

Candid words from a caring doctor

Mom called again last night to share that Dr. Medd, Dad's PCP, had told her that the cancer has spread well beyond the surgery site. They did the surgery in hopes of giving Dad some time, and will be giving him therapy for quality of life . . . but they are not recommending any other interventions.

We are grateful for Dr. Medd's honesty, caring and compassion. He did not mention any time frame; he said that he can't predict how the coming weeks and months will go. We are praying that Dad will remain as comfortable as possible, and we are going to be thankful for the blessing of each day God gives us.

"Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth." (Proverbs 27:1)

Mom & Dad on their 40th wedding anniversary - May 24, 2009


Ruth said...

Oh, my heart aches for you. Appreciate every day you've got, and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Love, Ruth Brendle

Cindy said...

I'm catching up on your dad today and cried when I read this.
Thankfully God is by your side, and everyone else's too.
We will keep praying for comfort, wisdom and strength.