Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cute and an Update

(See the bottom of this post for an update on my dad.)

Here are a few pictures of the Maxster. He's a hot mess.
And I mean that in the best possible way.

And his favorite pose:

I know some of you are keeping up with and praying for my dad, so I wanted to keep you updated. He posted the note below on his Facebook today, and I know he doesn't mind me sharing. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and most importantly, your prayers.

Not to sound like a broken record I want to say again how much your prayers, cards and encouraging words on my behalf has meant to me. It's incredible to know just how many people are in your corner when times are tough. Thank you again.

As many of you know I had scans on Tuesday to see where I stood as far as the clinical trial was concerned. Rhonda and I met with Dr. Barve this morning and she informed us the trial had done some good, eliminating a previous tumor on my lungs. But she also informed us that another new tumor had popped up on my lungs and by protocol I am not eligible to continue the trial.

After a lengthy visit with Dr. Barve there is nothing more doctors can do for me. Rhonda and I knew the day was coming we would hear those words and today happened to be that day. When Dr. Barve gave us the news almost immediately a sense of relief came over me knowing I was done with all chemo treatments. My body has been through a lot over the last 2 1/2 years with two major surgeries, constant blood work and the chemo. My body needs a rest from all that and the time has come. Plus it has been a mental strain on both me and Rhonda having to drive back and forth to Dallas on some occasions every day of the week.

Your prayers have helped me deal with cancer since the beginning and I'm asking again for your prayers to continue to give me strength to deal with what time I have left. God has blessed me with a good life and I know he'll continue to bless me. He has blessed me with a wonderful wife and family as well as close friends and a fantastic church congregation. It is still all in his hands. I am okay with the news received today.



Libby said...

He is just too stinking cute! Love his shoes:) Thinking and praying for you all...

destiny said...

Precious pics of your sweet boy!! I LOVE his toms! I'm so bummed that I can't get the velcro ones in Ethan's size. :)

I'll be praying for you and your family.

wcrowder said...

Cracking up at Max's "favorite pose!"

And in tears over your Dad's words. Not tears as in "that's so sad" but tears as in "that's so God!" For him to speak positively & be at peace, to be thankful & joyful, to be ok with hearing such tough words....a beautiful picture of God's grace on your precious Father! We will be praying for him & your family as you walk through incredibly precious & memorable days ahead!