Archive for February, 2011

Rich’s radiation and other updates

Rich’s neck graft was coming apart somewhat at the bottom. It wasn’t bleeding, but it just looked like it was separating, so we took some pictures and emailed them to the doctors in Columbus. They responded with a powerpoint presentation using one of the pictures and detailed instructions on how to pack and care for it. We were fearful that he would have to go back to Columbus, but thanks to technology, he didn’t have to do that. Yeah!

The radiation treatments are scheduled to begin the 28th and he will have them in Wooster, along with the weekly chemo. (not in Ashland as we originally thought). They are also only going to give the radiation treatments Monday through Friday and he will have the weekends off to rest up – Yeah!

Everything else is pretty much the same – still experiencing pain, but he is so strong and handling it. Keep praying for patience and healing! Thanks!!


Rich – an update

Rich is doing o.k. He is still in alot of pain. He saw the doctor at the Cleveland Clinic in Wooster today and he changed his medicine, so hopefully it will help.

The plan is for him to have chemo in Ashland once a week and radiation in Wooster every day for 7 weeks. They want to start as soon as possible, but it looks like it will be another week or two because he is still swollen.

He¬†still isn’t able to eat solid foods yet. They took the staples out of his leg on Monday and put a few more in his cheek that had come loose.

So that’s about it for right now…it’s going to be a long process so please keep praying. Thank you for all of the support!

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