There is no easy way to write the words I am about to write. Our world has once again been turned upside down and our hearts are broken. I can hardly bear the pain and fear that I feel right now.
Yesterday, we received devastating news about the progression of Will’s cancer. Will has had severe pain in his back for the past couple weeks. It started in his chest when we were in the hospital the last time and then seemed to move to his back. It seemed like muscle pain or possibly a fractured rib for awhile and was thought to have been caused by severe coughing and vomiting. The pain was not letting up so the doctor ordered an MRI of his thoracic area. Our radiation oncologist called and told us that they found a lesion that has fractured his thoracic 4 vertebra and is pressing slightly on Will’s spine causing his pain. We were told to head to the ER right away. While in the ER, we also found out that there are multiple nodules in his lungs that are also believed to be cancer. Will was admitted into the hospital late last night still not knowing exactly what the next steps would be.
They have gone back and forth as to whether they should do surgery, radiation and/or steroids. They started the steroids last night, but have yet to decide on the other two options. We have many decisions to make regarding the plan of action… what it will be and if we will choose to proceed in that way or not.
I don’t know what else to say. I feel pain like I have never felt before and am terrified of what our very near future will look like.
We ask that you would continue to pray. We still believe in a God that can heal in an instant if he so chooses. I beg him with every ounce of my being that he will. Please pray for Will’s pain to lessen and for us and the doctors to have wisdom on which path to go.
With love and a hope that is weary, but is still hope.
Will and Angie, #GoTeamGray is behind you stronger than ever. Our hearts may be breaking and shellshocked, but our love and hope remain strong. May you draw strength from the Love that surrounds you.