Rich Update

What a crazy week this has been!

Rich was scheduled for some dental work. They won’t start radiation without the dental work being complete. They wouldn’t start the dental work without payment up front or Medicaid. So, we applied and got a temporary id number. Sounds good, right? Well, the dentist would not accept the temporary number and although God had blessed us with about half of the money, we were really, really in a panic. We scrambled around and Gary finally just started calling dentists locally and begging. He finally found one that would listen and treat Rich without payment up front – trusting that the temporary Medicaid number means that he will be accepted soon.

So, tomorrow he has a consultation with a local dentist and will soon have this dental work complete, so they can start the radiation/chemo.

Please continue to pray. Rich is still in pain and very thin. He’s so tired of it all and just wants to feel better. It’s got to be incredibly hard to keep fighting when you feel so terrible all of the time. Thank you for your support and love. It is appreciated!

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Comments on: "Rich Update" (1)

  1. Nancy Wasen said:

    Be very glad that he can’t have radiation until his teeth are fixed. Years ago they pulled all your teeth before radiation! One little cavity can cause your teeth to come out once treatments begin. I had a tiny cavity caught by my dentist two days before I left for Columbus! My dentist, Mike Spreng also heavily florided (sp) my teeth and I use a floride toothpaste and mouthwash and will for the rest of my life. I have known some people who didn’t have a doc or dentist tell them to do these things and they went on with radiation and now are paying the extreme price of losing their teeth.
    I feel bad for your friend. It must be a tough fight for him. Please let me know if I can do more to help!

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