Thanks so much for your prayers, encouragement and support. We have felt and continue to feel loved around every turn.
As most of you know, Susie did well during surgery and is recovering well at home. We have been waiting on the pathology report from the hospital and from an outside hospital (Johns Hopkins or Cleveland Clinic) for what our next steps will be.
Last night we received word that Susie has been diagnosed with a grade 3-astrocytoma brain tumor. While we were hoping for a grade 1 or 2, we had prepared ourselves that it could be a 3.
So what does this mean? Well, we’ll meet with our oncologist tomorrow to discuss treatment options. A few things that have been discussed already are radiation, chemotherapy, and maybe another surgery. After the oncologist, we’ll also meet with our high-risk ob team that will walk us through risks to the baby. Then we will wait on the final report to come back from the outside hospital before moving ahead.
Please know that Susie and I are doing well. While this is hard news we continue to cling to God’s love, grace and mercy for each day. We cling to our love for each other, which grows daily. We also rest and are surrounded by the love of others in our community and all over the world.
God continues to be God and He is good. His mercy, love and grace continue to be lavished on us.
Thanks for all your prayers and shows of support. It looks like we’ll have a significant battle ahead so please keep them coming. We'll be updating the website a little later today or tomorrow with some more specific needs. We'll also keep you updated as we get more information as we receive it and are ready.