9.19.2007

When The Levee Breaks

My dad has cancer.

Saying the words still doesn't ring home for me. Not yet. It feels like it's some dumb plot in a TV show I'm watching. Or not happening to us.

The story, you ask? Alright.

A couple days ago.. my father fainted. Like had a dizzy spell and was on the floor. My mother took him to the emergency room. They checked him out.. and he was low about 3 pints of blood. Which shouldn't be. He was bleeding somewhere or somethign. So they admit him for further testing. He says that he's had trouble drinking liquids.. which was news to us. So yesterday they sent a probe down his throat to see if they can find anything. And they do.

A lump. A lump at the bottom of his asophogus on his stomach.

They don't know what it is, so they biopsy this. And today we get the results back. It's cancer. it's really cancer. They haven't determined if it's spread yet.. they don't know what kind it is.

My mother.. she's a mess, of course. it breaks my heart to see her cry, it really does. And she coulnd't stop crying today. All I could do was be there for her. That's it. I wish there was so much more I could do. Anything.

So.. my dad's going to have to go through chemo, all that. It's going to be an ugly bumpy road coming to us. But I know we'll get through it. We have to. We always have by sticking together.

If you're reading this, please put my family in your prayers. If you don't believe in God or anything like that, just send your good thoughts.
Alot of our friends have already called or stopped by my mom's house. Word spreads fast. And we couldn't be happier for the support.

I spent the day with mom between visiting dad in the hospital. He's putting on a strong front for her, for everyone. But he's scared. We all are. And mom.. well I was there for her best I could be. Brought her lunch, cleaned a little for her.. whatever I could do.

6 comments:

IsabellaCloset said...

Jason, You, your Father, and Mother are in my thoughts prayers. You are such a blessing to all of us. Thanks for posting what's going on with your Father. Many are praying for him. I wish there was more that I could do. I'm here if ever you need me. I love you! Hugs and much love to you.. ~Mary~

Jan said...

Jason, I'm following Mary here to tell you that you, your mother and certainly your father are on my prayer list. I will pray for strength, renewed faith and a miracle or two.

We'll all pray!

God bless,
Jan from PA

carole said...

Hi Jason:
You, your Mom & Dad got it right by sticking together!!! Mary told me through her blog and e-mails. I live in Long Beach, CA so you guys have prayers coming from everywhere!!! Hang on honi and it work out. I like the name of your blog : )
Take care and hug your Mom lots!!!
Peace
carole

The Urban Chic said...

Hi Jason, I found your blog through Mary at Isabellacloset and I will keep all of you in my prayers.
God Bless you all, Pat

FourSistersInACottage said...

Jason,
Please know, prayer is a powerful thing. I have added you and your family to my prayers and know you will be in my thoughts.
No words can comfort you right now and take it from me. CANCER SUCKS!!!
A new friend in Iowa, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Solange said...

Jason - I am a friend of Mary's of Isabellacloset....Just a little note to let you know you, Ronnie and your Mom are all in my prayers!
Have faith!!!
Solange from NY

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