This week we did not get the news we’d like to have gotten from Rudy’s Radiation Oncologist in Spokane. His MRI on Sept. 7 showed his brain tumor (gbm-4) is growing again and trying to invade deeper in his brain. This broke our hearts!
Hoping this week we hear what his doctors have decided the next step will be, surgery, Gammaknife again like in June or ?
Waiting is the worst!
He’s slowing down more all of the time and sleeps mostly. He did go golfing with a son in-law on Friday, he had a great day! 🙂 Yesterday, we watched two of our grandsons play their first football game of the season. They are on the same team, Richland Raiders, since Papa’s a Raider fan it has alot of meaning for him.
We’re finding out what we’ve always heard, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, people seem to stay away and there’s no contact. That’s the worst thing a friend can do is to stay away. I know they don’t know what to say, but there as a friend. Rudy brightens up whenever he gets a call or a visit. Can’t express more how much these phone calls and visits are good for his spirits. I’m by his side every day and see this happening.
We know this will be a long tough journey with Rudy, he’s always been the ROCK of our family. It breaks our hearts seeing him going through this. We spend time with him, we research GBM-4, we go to his appointments with him. We see him when he’s having a bad day, happy day and days when he sleeps the whole day. It’s tough on us seeing him this way.
It’s been very hard on our 3 daughters and 7 grandkids. They love their Dad and Papa. I’m trying to stay strong, but I have days when I feel this is just a dream and I will wake up soon!