Sunday, March 20, 2011

Prayers for my Dad



My parents were here a week ago to see our Jenna in her high school musical. Dad wasn't doing great - moving slow, not focused, etc. Mom took dad to the doctor when they got back to East Texas and they found dad to have stage 4 lung cancer and a mass in his brain. I need prayers for the brain surgery Tuesday morning as they remove the 3 inch tumor from his brain. The tumor is in the best place possible for a tumor -we are just praying for a very successful surgery with no complications. My 2nd prayer is that dad is a genetic match for a drug they want to give him. This drug attacks only the bad cells in his body unlike chemo that attacks both the bad and the good.

His his still witty and giving the nurses a bad time. Everyone always loves "Potter". Potter is my maiden name but dad has gone by Potter for as long as I can remember. He is eating well and doing okay - we just need a successful surgery and for dad to be a genetic match with this drug.

I am flying to Texas tomorrow to be with everyone. I probably won't be blogging for a while or I may can sneak in a few while I am at my moms.

Thank you for your prayers and support! I Love my Dad!



Dad and Annie



Dad and Jenna


Dad and Tucker



Summer 2010- Dad and Mom with grand children
Meg, Jenna and Annie with cousins Reid and Sam

6 comments:

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

this had brought a little tear to my eye... I really wish your dad the best and much love from over here in the UK... i'm not a massive one for prayer but I will be thinking of you and him and I hope you all make it through this tough time... some cake baking I think is in order? xx

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

This is my first time at your blog but my heart goes out to your family. I will say a prayer for all of you.

Taylor said...

Praying for your dad and family in this tough time!

Val said...

Praying and sending positive energy your dads way!

Learn, Laugh, Cook said...

Your family is in my thoughts! I hope your dad will pull through this! Virtual hugs to you!

Mandy

Marsha said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will be praying for a quick recovery from his surgery and a genetic match for the drug. I will also pray for you and your family. Those pictures are precious!