The following note from Angie isn’t one we’ve loved reading, but it is one that reflects the true ugliness of cancer and unpredictability of Will’s illness. The #GoTeamGray core would like to ask you to consider increasing your prayers and donations to Will & Angie, as this next phase of the battle will bring even more challenges than initially anticipated. Here’s Angie’s letter…
Will has continued to have a very difficult week since our ER visit last Friday. He has been very sick and has lost quite a bit of weight. He was able to meet with maxiofacial and they worked on his obturator so that it fits much better than it did previously. They are worried that he may have an infection from the irritation.
Yesterday, we met with the medical oncologist. While we were there we received some potentially devastating news. It is possible that the tumor has already starting growing back. They aren’t certain that is what they see, but based on a CT Scan from the trip to the ER, they see something that they believe could possibly be tumor. Because of this the oncologist wants to do everything in the book to treat Will, which means he is going to have chemotherapy and radiation simultaneously. He said the tumor is so “nasty” that the cells are doubling in size every 5-7 days. The oncologist is going to do his best to get everything together to start treatment either Monday or Tuesday of this coming week.
We will also meet with the ENT surgeon Monday morning. We are hopeful that he will able to give us some clarity on the possibility of the infection and tumor.
If you would like to pray with us, please pray that…
- What they see is NOT tumor and that they would be able to figure out what it is quickly.
- Will would be able to start radiation and chemo on Monday…that schedules and insurance would all work out for this to be possible.
- Will would have enough strength to get through all of this. He has lost so much weight and feels very weak to start, but the oncologist said it is critical that he complete the treatments. So please pray that he will be strong enough to complete them. It will last 5-7 weeks, but we still don’t know exactly how long.
We are both pretty scared and disheartened by the news. Please pray that we would be given emotional strength as well and trust in the Lord’s will for us and our lives.
With love and hope of a better day,
Angie and Will, we’re on our knees here. May the light of God bring increased hope and strength for you both.
With nothing more but the love and grace that renews us daily,
The #GoTeamGray Core