Saturday, March 15, 2008


Two weeks ago, we got a call from my mother in law, Stephanie that my father in law, Larry, had gone to the doctor because he was having some pain. While there, they did an ultrasound and found what appeared to be cancer in his liver and in his lymph nodes surrounding the liver. The next day, they saw an oncologist, who ordered a battery of tests. After all of the tests, they returned to the oncologist, who said that it was cancer in the liver and lymph nodes, but it was also in the esophogous and stomach. He had a central line put in this week to administer the chemo easily, but is waiting to hear from MD Anderson whether he could be included in any of their tests. This news is very hard to hear, and we are dealing with it as best we can. Please pray for Larry as he battles this disease and the pain that is associated with it. Please pray for Stephanie as she loves him through it all. Please pray for his kids (three sons Ben, Adam, and Aaron) as they cope with all of this as well.

Larry has worked as a state police for 30 years now in Louisiana, rarely missing a day. He has built up quite a number of vacation days, and is shceduled to retire at the end of September. Please pray that he will win this fight with cancer and be able to enjoy his retirement that he has worked so hard for.