Sunday, February 10, 2008
The last 36 hours have been a rather whirlwind. Wednesday we found out that Dan's dad (Duane) had cancer and we were told that he had 6-12 months to live. Yesterday we found out that it is lung cancer that spread to the liver and he also has an ulcer on his kidney that they were going to operate on last night but could not due to his failing health. This morning they put him on dialysis because his kidneys were not functioning well. Then came the breathing tube because his oxygen levels were at 30-40%. Tonight they went in to see about fixing what they thought was a hole in his intestines and instead they found spots of cancer all over his abdomin. The doctors have asked Danny if he wants them to resuscitate him if his heart or breathing fail him. Danny is right now on his way to get his brother (Brian) who lives almost 1 1/2 hours away (in the snow belt and there is snow falling). Brian has not talked to Danny's dad in probably five years and has decided he would like to see him before he passes. Brian was going to come in this coming Friday but Danny talked him into coming sooner to make sure he had his chance to see Duane. Please cover the whole family in prayer. It is also hard on Danny's Grandma as this is the second child she will have lost.