08 July, 2008

Shit.

M's cousin has just finished his two rounds of chemo. He went in for some scans last week and was in for a shock: although the largest tumor has shrunk he suddenly has two new tumors in his liver. (!!!)

He was feeling so much better, his hair was coming back in and the family's optimism was finally returning. In spite of all that, his blood markers have suddenly skyrocketed off of the charts. It doesn't look good....

Give your loved ones a hug (or a call!) today! You never know what tomorrow might bring...

7 comments:

anno said...

Betsy, I'm so sorry to hear this news, especially when it had seemed that things were so promising. Sending prayers, sympathies, best wishes to you all.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Betsy, I'm so, so sorry to hear this. This is the sort of thing that happened to my sister, too.

What an insidious disease. Our thoughts, prayers, etc. will be with you and your family.

Goofball said...

shit indeed....I don't know what to say. I have goosebumps on my arm now.

Greg said...

blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

Africakid said...

Hope you can spend time with him this summer. I've thought about this a lot lately--being around my folks and siblings in Oregon. Each day and moment counts!
I'll say a prayer for M's cousin.

Astrid said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Betsy! In these situations I'm always at loss for words... but I send my love, thoughts and sympathy to your whole family!

Betsy said...

Thanks so much, guys! Your comments and sympathies really mean a lot to me!