It is hard for me to let you know that Lowell has just been diagnosed with appendiceal cancer.
He has been having gall bladder pain off and on since November and when they did the scans they also saw his appendix was quite enlarged. We took him in Monday to have them both taken out and when they opened him up to get the appendix out (it refused to come out laparoscopically) they saw hundreds of seed cancers throughout his abdominal cavity.
They feel the cancer has been growing in his appendix for about two years, but ate through the appendix wall (or burst through part of it) anytime from 2-9 months ago, spreading its little rice-size seeds. The gall bladder pain was a blessing in disguise, as it helped us find the bigger problem.
We feel at peace and have had numerous spiritual experiences with our family receiving strength and comfort. We absolutely know Lowell can be healed if it is the Lord's will and we are confident we will be able to fight this tooth and nail, but also are not worried if things turn out otherwise.
We want to thank you for your friendship and love and hope you will keep us in your prayers as we have only begun the fight. Eric and Cathy will be updating this blog to keep people informed about Lowell’s progress so we don’t have to repeat the same information over and over. We will update it with new information as we receive it.
Elaine Wright and family