No new news on dad's prognosis.
He started radiation yesterday to try and shrink the tumor in his spinal cord. He will have 10 radiation treatments total. Today was his 2nd treatment. He will take tomorrow and Monday off and continue treatments on Tuesday.
We are waiting for the results of the biopsy. Once we get those results, we will know what kind of cancer we are dealing with and the course of treatment after radiation is over. We probably won't know those results until Monday or Tuesday.
He has had some relief from the pain in his back. He is able to sit up a little more and bend his knees. He is also able to turn over and transfer himself to the gurney when they come to transfer him to the other hospital for radiation treatments.
He is in good spirits. He is overwhelmed by the amount of love and support from family, friends and complete strangers. The support is what is keeping him going.
My family has all come in- my brother, my grandparents, my uncle, my aunt, and cousins. We are here and we are together. We are going to celebrate Christmas together- Christmas dinner in the the cafeteria. Nothing sounds more perfect than that at this point.
We continue to trust that God is here, even though I, personally, can't feel Him. I still wonder why all of this is happening and am frustrated with Him for allowing yet another trial to plague our lives. But, I trust Him. It hurts. It's frustrating. I don't understand it, but I trust it.
Thank you again, dear friends, for your love and support. It means the world to us.