The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Surgery not an option today

Dr. Hofstetter just came out to talk with Jim & Judy. Once he got in, he realized the tumor's position was more complicated than they had previously thought, and the risks of loss of an entire lung were much higher. The doctor decided he could not do the surgery because he was not convinced he could get all of the tumor out without serious consequences.

It's worth noting that the tumor is not any bigger than previously thought, but its position is just more complicated, so the original surgery plan is not feasible. Greg's doctors will get together and advise on next steps.

Greg will be coming out of anesthesia shortly, so I'll wait for him to provide more details. Thank you all for continuing to pray.

1 comment:

shannon said...

still praying, waiting and watching expectantly.