On December 13th, Dad met with Dr. Peri to discuss the CT scan from his 3 month check up. Dr. Peri told him that the cancer had grown by approximately 20-25 percent in all 3 areas. Needless to say, we were stunned and confused. While dad's neuro-endocrine cancer is supposed to be non-agressive and slow growing, the last 3 months show something very different. Treatment options are limited and we're waiting to hear from Johns Hopkins about getting Dad admitted into a program they are currently running to test some cancer drugs.
At the time of his appointment Dad had been struggling with his health, which had been in decline since Thanksgiving. We're thrilled to report that shortly after his appointment he started to feel much better. He is slowly gaining strength and his appetite had returned. Your prayers and support are sincerely appreciated and still needed.
Christmas at the beach was special this year and Mom and Dad celebrated with: Glen (Dannyboy), Denise, Bonni, Tim, Riley, Reid, Billy, Natalie, Bear, Johnmark, DJ, John Jr., and Grandma Jo. We hope and pray that your Christmas was as meaningful and joyous as ours.
Our family has recieved so much support and love from people near and far. We are eternally grateful. We encourage you to send comments to our website, which Dad loves to read.