Thursday, November 13, 2008

Update on my mom

Left lobe of the liver largely removed, lymph node also removed, eight units of blood given to her (the liver is heavily vascularized, it cleans the blood), and she's recovering OK so far. Pray that the remaining liver keeps/regains its function, and that they did indeed get everything.

And pray that we would be as persistent in doing good as this cancer is in doing bad. This is my mom's third surgery, and if the liver recovers, she'll be in for a third round of chemo. Cancer is some nasty stuff.


Jim Peet said...

Dear Brother,

Thank you for this update. We continue to pray for her.

Mark Heuring said...

You got it, BB. God bless!

pentamom said...

Sorry to hear of this, Bert. My mom was just diagnosed with incurable lung cancer a couple of months ago.

Douglas Hester said...

The good news is that the liver can regenerate itself fairly easily.

My thoughts are with you and your mother.

Bike Bubba said...

Thanks, y'all. I'll give updates.

And DH; absolutely that's what we're hoping. On the other hand, I would expect that another round of chemo would not exactly help with liver regeneration. I'd be very glad to be wrong on this, of course.

Gino said...

absolutely, bubba.
prayers on the way.