Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Update on Dad Carlson

My father-in-law (his name is Rod also) was admitted to the hospital yesterday. He had finished up the radiation treatments last week. Chemotherapy treatments were to have begun yesterday morning.

When he went to be weighed prior to the treatment he was in a lot of pain standing up. He informed them that he thought he should go to the hospital and they agreed. His doctor thought it was a good idea for him to be admitted. They believe the enlarged spleen was hiding another cracked vertebrae that they are talking about fixing. They are also running other tests to see what is going on with the leukemia.

It's hard to watch him this way. He wants to be doing and just can't. His body won't allow him to get things accomplished that he's been planning on completing. Still, he is a fighter and we are hopeful that being in the hospital can help him.

Please pray for him as he battles this terrible disease and all of its side effects.

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