So as many people have seen or have seen thread throughout the site my father has developed stomach cancer and has a tumor inside of his stomach region and possibly abdomen. I figured it be good just to make one big thread for prayer request, news updates, and all those things so that I would be able to answer any questions or get any feedback all in one thread. My dad knows that I have mentioned and have been praying for him on Christian chat so most likely this thread I will also give a link during the treatment and possibly two family members and or church members. I'm not sure I still have to ask him.
Anyhow the news so far is that my father has a tumor inside toward the center of his stomach and some areas towards the back of the stomach that is sickening a little bit and could possibly be cancerous. He recently had a paracentesis done which means that they took a needle and put it in his abdomen and took out some of the fluid that had been accumulating in his abdomen and fortunately it wasn't very much. We're still waiting on the diagnosis of that fluid. If the fluid has cancer cells in it that means that he is at stage four and needs to have chemotherapy that goes throughout the entire tea of his body to try and get any other cancer cells and/or cancer areas shrunken from his body. Probably also means that during that time he will have a stent put in his stomach while he is being treated and be able to eat solid food because right now he is actually on a liquid diet of very very high protein ensure.
The other possibility is that he only has stage III cancer and that means he would have surgery right away to take out the cancer spots in his stomach and then he would begin chemotherapy after he was treated. It would probably mean that they would take out part of his stomach as well maybe three fourths of it or something but that would be fine because he would have enough also to be eating solid food as well.
The most recent update is that he is starting chemo therapy on Thursday and is going to have a port put in his shoulder in which to let the chemotherapy drugs injured his body more easily on Wednesday. If he has the stage III cancer then that means that he will just go straight to the stomach doctor do you have the tumors and what not taken out.
My family has really rallied together during this time and I am so thankful for that but it's going to be a very long and hard road ahead. And I cannot even describe how thankful I am for all of the church members of my dad's home church that have put in so much support and prayer during this.