John and I just finished reading all of your precious comments, and we absolutely CANNOT explain to you all how grateful we are for your prayers! Just reading those comments brought us to tears! We love y'all and thank you more than words can express!!! We have definitely felt the presence of God today!
Last night we headed to Dothan with the plans of seeing the doctor this morning and having surgery scheduled for a later day. Well, God had other plans! John's mom got the doctor's e-mail address and explained the situation to him through e-mail. Within 10 MINUTES he had called her back and said he and his associate would work together to get John seen about first thing this morning and do surgery soon after!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!! An answer to prayer right there! We thank the Lord for Dr. Nesbitt and his willingness to help us! We absolutely loved his associate Dr. Byard as well! We had total peace with these two men as doctors and people! Another answered prayer!!!! So, we went on over to Dothan to spent the night so we wouldn't be in a rush.
We saw Dr. Byard around 8:00 this morning and he explained to us what kind of tumor it was and how the surgery would be done. It is a nonseminoma tumor. There are two different kinds of tumors. Seminoma and Nonseminoma. There are several differences, but mainly the treatments will differ. Depending on the CT Scan. We don't know the stage or any more than that right now. Dr. Byard was very comforting to us and we were so thankful for his compassion. He sent John to have a chest x-ray, and it came back CLEAR!!! Praise the Lord! What a joy and relief to hear those words! Around 1:00John was taken into surgery. Dr. Nesbitt said the surgery went well. About 4:00 John had a CT Scan. We don't know any of the results from that yet. He said we could hear tomorrow or the next day. This is a very important hurdle. The CT scan will tell us if the cancer has spread to any other parts of his body or any lymphnodes. We pray that it was confined to the one spot! But, we know that whatever the results, God is in control!!!
PLEASE continue to pray for healing! John is doing well from the surgery right now, but I'm sure in the next couple of days he will be very sore. We just ask that y'all keep praying for us! Thank you again for ALL your calls and prayers!
Thank you Ashley for coming to see us! I was so glad to see your sweet face! And I KNOW John Luke had a blast playing with his friends Sawyer and Eli! Thank you! Also thank you to Bro. Matt and Garrett for sticking it out with us all day! You both have been such a blessing! And thank you to all our family members! We Love Y'all!
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalms 27:14
"Be still and KNOW that I am GOD..." Psalms 46:10