Saturday, May 31, 2008

Thank you for today

Mighty praying friends:

You filled our email all day. Thank you for all of your wonderful emails, prayers and thoughts. They started at 6 am and kept up until just now. Every one is meaningful and cherished.

What a long day!

We have some praises! The brain, bone and lung scans all came out clean. There is a teensy spot in the lung that they are not even going to follow up on, thinking it is probably unrelated and not cancer. The rest are perfect. Hooray!

Another praise is a cancer expert that is going to review Ray's case and recommend new research for treatment.

Things to pray about:

The pathology report came back late this evening as adenocarcinoma in both the stomach and esophagus. We don't know that much yet about treatments for this but we ask for wisdom as we talk with doctors.

And speaking of doctors we ask for continued guidance in finding the perfect ones. So far our doctors have been so great, especially our GI. We just want to find the best place in the U.S. to cure Ray! So this is a hugely important thing.

Keep praying for Ray's strength. After his battery of tests today we ended up back in the ER. They sent us home after a little IV fluids, but he needs nutrition and rest.

Thank you again for your prayers. We will begin meeting with oncologists about treatment next week. Pray that we are able to schedule quick meetings with the wonderful experts we find.

Not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray