UPDATE #2 (September 1st): We know Dad has Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). What we didn’t know was that it was in his lymph and his bones as well as his lungs. (His PET and MRI tomorrow will tell us more.) That “spread” shortens his life-expectancy greatly–down to a few months, actually. But the good thing about Cancer is that it gives us time to say adieu…”until we meet again in Eternity”. And it gives my parents time to reflect on their life together, plan the paperwork, and most importantly for my Dad to make those final preparations of his soul for meeting Our Lord. Father went to my parent’s home today to bring my Dad the Blessed Sacrament, hear his Confession, and administer Extreme Unction–or, if you prefer, the Sacrament of the Sick. Father called me afterwards and said that my Dad was at peace with his imminent passing. The children and I are heading to Michigan and my husband will join us a few days later. Please pray for my entire family!
UPDATE: They’re meeting with the oncologist on August 31st.
Of your charity, please pray for my dad (Ron) and my family.
Dad was diagnosed with a small cell carcinoma: a highly malignant, aggressive, fast growing form of cancer that can metastasize rapidly.
This hit us from out of the blue…