Wednesday, July 18

A fork in the Road

We are at a fork in the road.  Yeah, yeah, I know we were all set to start radiation tomorrow but there may be a BIG change in plans.  
Dr. L called yesterday to let us know she presented his case downtown and had a response from a doc regarding an alternative route.  We had a consultation with Dr. HJ today to learn about the new treatment.  The new treatment involves a big surgery on the abdomen to eliminate all the new growth floating around.  If we get clearance and participation from James' original liver surgeon, we will be headed for this surgery by the end of August.  This treatment plan is still considered a clinical trial but is no longer in the Phase I stage.  Dr. HJ said she has not encountered problems with insurance.  Please pray for the following:

  • The liver surgeon to agree to this treatment plan.
  • We can stabilize James' disease until surgery.
  • Insurance will not cause a hiccup and will cover this procedure.
So as of now, we are waiting for an appointment with the liver surgeon.  His decision will determine what road we take....New treatment or Radiation. 

In other news, James and I are Vacation Bible School group leaders at our church this week.  James only survived Monday but will return tomorrow.  Please pray he can finish out the week with his group!


  1. Thanks for the update sweet niece. We love you both and continually lift you in prayer. Our God is still in control! His strength and peace be with you both..

  2. Sweetpea, I know God had His Hands on you both~

    James 5:13-16
    The Prayer of Faith

    13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
    Our prayers are with you both...That God heal and bless you~
    Miss Holly

  3. yes i am keeping up with you guys and still praying for both of you. take care of yourself amy and stay strong for the road you and james are traveling. love, donna

  4. Sounds very promising.God has a plan for my precious friends and it is unfolding as we speak.Praying that this is going to be what helps the redhead be an overcomer. Lots and lots and lots of love and prayers. The Bolts