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Posted 2018-06-12T22:02:18Z

The Update We've Been Waiting For!

Mom, Dad and Aunt Jo Ann are on their way home right now from a long, but great day at UVA!  Dad went in for his PET scan a little before lunch time.  While he was getting his scan, Mom and Aunt Jo Ann went for a quick lunch at Roots on Main Street in Charlottesville (Mom said it was one of the best salads she has ever had!).  When Dad finished his scan, he was finally able to eat some lunch and then they waited for their appointment with Dr. Martin. 

Dr. Martin and her team were so impressed with how Dad looked and how active he has been throughout his course of treatments.  They were also astounded by Dad's PET scan.  His tumor has shrunk so much in size that it is hardly visible on the scan and none of his lymph nodes came back as reactive.  That is truly the best news that we could have gotten today. 

Dad has surgery scheduled for next Wednesday to take out his upper left lobe and hopefully get rid of the tumor for good.  We won't know the time of his surgery until later on Tuesday.  He did all of his pre-op surgery stuff today, so now all we have to do is wait and mentally prepare for next week.  The plan for the surgery is for Dr. Martin to first use a camera and go in through his side to take a look at the tumor and lung.  Then, she will cut an incision near his shoulder blade in his back to take out the lobe.  Dad will be in the hospital for up to a week, but in all honesty, the true amount of time depends on his body and how it heals.

Thank you for all of the prayers for Dad and our family, obviously they are working.  Please keep them coming!  I will send out a quick update next Tuesday when we know a surgery time and I will update on Wednesday to let everyone know how things are going. 

We love you all!    

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Comments (16)

  • Marsha Clark Hite
    Marsha Clark Hite

    Such wonderful news!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Linda Tingen
    Linda Tingen

    Great news. Love you guys. Prayers are working

    2 years ago · Reply
  • melvin tomes jr
    melvin tomes jr

    Good,Good news. Hang in there CB you can beat this.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Adrienne
    Adrienne

    Brooke, such good news! Please know that prayers continue to bombard heaven and earth. Adrienne

    2 years ago · Reply
  • J.D.Tharpe
    J.D.Tharpe

    Just as you said Brooke ,news we all wanted to hear ,and again just as you say,prayers are being answered. Hang tight C.B..

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Janet Collins
    Janet Collins

    Awesome news! If C.B. is like his old self, he'll be outta the hospital by the weekend! Next time I see C.B. and Kim I'll have to tell them about the wackjob that was at the hospital the day I had my lobectomy! They had to give him several shots in the course of 24 hours! Lol! Love to all

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Wanda and Timothy Griffin
    Wanda and Timothy Griffin

    Wonderful news. Continued prayers

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Katie Hadd
    Katie Hadd

    Such great news!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lynne Clark
    Lynne Clark

    Great news. Sending more prayers

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Donna Dey McKown Martin
    Donna Dey McKown Martin

    God is good and still in the business of miracles. Love Donna Dey

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Chester  Vaughan
    Chester Vaughan

    GREAT NEWS INDEED!!! Love, Maxine & Chet

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jane Fizer
    Jane Fizer

    Praise the Lord! Continuing to lift y'all and this situation up in prayer to our Great Physician.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Betsy Smith
    Betsy Smith

    Such good news! So hopeful for all of You! Sending love and prayers!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Patricia Wilkerson Cole
    Patricia Wilkerson Cole

    What wonderful news! Continued prayers and love for you all!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Randy Banks
    Randy Banks

    That’s great news! God is Good! He stopped by Saturday and we talked for a while. He looks great! Prayers for CB and the family. Love you all!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Debra Carter
    Debra Carter

    Praise God!! What a mighty God we serve!!

    2 years ago · Reply
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