149 miles left to DC. Soon we will reach our next destination on this cancer journey. This is a tough one. It’s tough because we have long periods of time that we have to be away from our kids. And it is tough because the procedures that Trav will be going through are serious and scary.
I keep thinking about the fact that Trav will be having a liver resection on Friday. That leads my thoughts to all of the doctors comments in the past year about why we should not do surgery. They have told us that surgeries lower the immune system and while the immune system is down the cancer could be going crazy. They have talked about something called seeding. Seeding means that when they pull the tumor out, microscopic bits of cancer sprinkle out and then seed themselves into other areas of the body. Hmmmm! No PLEASE!!!!
You see, it doesn’t matter what the risks are… This is what we have been given. We are grateful. The risks just give us more to pray about.
It was very hard to leave our sweet little ones. Trey (6), asked if these doctors have medicine that will make daddy better forever. Pippi (4), asked if mommy is taking daddy to a doctor that will make daddy’s chemo go away forever. (For some reason Pippi always talks about the chemo) We left them with only thoughts of hope and love. We talk openly with them, but we do not say things that cause unnecessary fear in their little hearts. Please pray for them while we are away. They are well cared for and loved.
Please pray for us while we are away. I bought Easter baskets and Easter outfits before we left, but will not be able to dress them or hide the baskets. Hurts the heart! Please kiss and hug my babies if you see them.
We check into the hospital tomorrow morning at 830. Trav will have 2 days of tests. Then the liver surgery is on Friday.
As I promised either Kristina or I will blog often. I want to have this process documented for y’all and for us!!!
Love and Hugs!