Sunday, 25 October 2009

And life throws another curve

We arrived at our oldest son's house on Friday for a visit before heading south. After dinner, our son told us he had heard from his endocronologist again. The endo sent his MRI to another doctor who found the tumor (about 5 mm) and they decided it had to come out sooner than later. They also informed my son that his thyroid has grown back. The thyroid is one of the few glands that can regenerate. They told him it will also have to come out in a seperate surgery. The endo is contacting a surgeon to do the surgeries. We have cancelled all plans for now. We will stay home until our son hears from the surgeon and we have some indication of when things will happen. Our house is closed up so we will be living with our two sons alternately for the foreseeable future.
My son, DIL and granddaughter are all being very brave. DH and I are trying to be brave too.

Please keep up all those prayers. We need them!!

41 comments:

Missy Ann said...

(((Kathy)))

Anonymous said...

It goes without saying that our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Judie

Rachel said...

My thoughts are with you and yours.

J Rae said...

So sorry to hear the news. Will definitely keep you, your son and the whole family in our prayers.

Cathy B said...

Oh Kathy --so sorry to hear this. Your son is in my thoughts and prayers.

Daffycat said...

Not good news. Hopfully they can get him in quickly and everything will go well. ***hugs***

Karrie said...

So sorry to hear your news, hopefully everything will go well. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn said...

{{{Hugs}}} to you all. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana said...

Hope everything goes well.

Rachel S said...

Your family is in my prayers.

Shannon said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jill said...

So sorry to hear about your son. I will be praying for all of you.
Hugs.

Berit said...

I'll join in on praying for you.

Marion said...

(((Kathy)))
You've got me sending you hugs and keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!
Please keep us unformed, as you are able!
Do take care!!
Marion

Kim B said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family. What difficult situation to find yourselves in after everything you've already been through.

Harmien said...

Sending good thoughts to you and your family!! Take care!!

Joyus said...

{{{HUGS}}}

My thoughts are with you and your family

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family.
Clare

AnnMcD said...

Anything we can do Kathy! We'll do it. We are here for you

Katrina said...

Kathy I am so sorry, your son and all of you will be in my prayers. Hope he gets some answers soon.

My parents lived with us for almost 5 months when they moved to live closer to us. We actually really enjoyed :-).

Annette said...

Enjoy the time with your boys, regardless of the cause. You and yours are in my thoughts and I'll keep AZ warm for you ;)

Ranae said...

(((Kathy))) I am so sorry to hear of the this news. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
xx

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

One day at a time....thinking of you.

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Kathy! I wish I could give you a great big hug in person. And maybe some cookies. Or soup. Or a lasagne. (Food = comfort in my book, and I'm not a bad cook.)

Thinking of you all and hoping for the very best.

Cheryl said...

My heart sunk when i seen the title of your post {{hugs}} Thoughts and prayers most definitely with you and your son and the rest of the family x

Suzanne said...

I hope that all goes well. I will keep your family in my prayers.

staci said...

Oh Kathy! Hugs, and Prayers, and lots of positive thoughts coming your way.

I'm so glad you were still there when the news came.

Meari said...

Sending positive vibes your family's way. I didn't know the thyroid can grow back!

Donna said...

Kathy, my thoughts are with you and your family. I hope that it all works out for the best.

Keep your chin up!

Carolyn NC said...

Kathy,
I'm so sorry to hear the news. It sounds good that they're going ahead and removing the tumor now instead of waiting like they'd originally planned, but I'm sorry that it's necessary for your DS to go through not only one, but two surgeries. Meanwhile, you're all in limbo and waiting to see what's going on. Much thought and prayer are with you and your family. ((hugs))

Brigitte said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear this. Good that you can stay at your sons' places for the time being. I'll be thinking of your son.

~Tammy said...

Life has one heck a curveball. Sending thoughts and prayers for your entire family.

Sonda in OR said...

(((BIG HUGS))) coming your way...feel free to share with all who need them!

Lynn said...

Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers Kathy. I'm glad I was able to give you my hug in person. There's more anytime you need one.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Prayers are being said, and you
and your family are being held
in my thoughts as you make your
way on this journey of trials,
tears and hope.

Sending love, virtual hugs, and
lots of support and faith that all
will be well.

Take care.

Wendy said...

Ooooh Kathy, I do keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!! I really hope everything will be well for you all.

Sending you big belgian hugs for you and your family,
Wendy

Michelle said...

Big hugs. I am sending my prayers!

sandra said...

Dear Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear the bad news... I will keep you all in my thoughts... Be brave...

Lisa said...

Dearest Kathy,
I am so sorry to hear about the bad news. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa in CA

Ms Whit said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about your son. I will certainly keep him and his family in my prayers and also special prayers for MOM.

dragonxser said...

Oh Kathy - best wishes for a speedy surgery and a complete recovery for your son, and big hugs to your family.