It has been awhile since we have updated this website, so we thought we would let you know what’s happening with Clint. He has been through a lot after his colostomy bag was removed last September. Because of the heated chemo wash that he received to treat the cancer, his insides are burned. Unfortunately, he has been having constant issues with his stomach and bowels working correctly. For most of this year, he has had to be hooked up to a TPN bag for 12-18 hours for nourishment. He is unable to eat or drink much and he is in constant pain. Clint has lost a lot of weight due to all of these issues. He is also tired and weak, and doing normal day to day activities has become challenging, even more so lately.
Because this is not a lifestyle Clint wants forever, we started looking for a specialist to help him. We found Dr. Mercer who is located in Omaha. Fortunately, Clint was able to get an appointment with him very quickly. He actually met with this doctor yesterday and Clint is confident he is definitely the man for the job. He is awesome! Dr. Mercer is full of positivity, confidence, determination, and most importantly, he's extremely caring. He is exactly what Clint needs right now. Dr. Mercer reassured Clint he is ALL in to making his life better. As long as Clint doesn't quit on him, Dr. Mercer will never quit either. It's so amazing to have a doctor who truly cares for his patients, especially one that is so special to us.
Clint is scheduled for surgery on Friday, August 23rd. Clint will be in the hospital for at least 2 weeks, and then will stay in Omaha for an additional 2-4 weeks for follow up appointments. This surgery will not be cut and dry. There may be some bumps in the road, set backs, and possibly some more surgeries down the road, but we will take one thing at a time and reassess as need. Fortunately, Jill, his sister, lives in Papillion, so Clint has a place to stay during this whole process. This may be another long journey but if it Dr. Mercer gets Clint healthy and strong again, he will do whatever it takes to get there.
Once Clint is finished with his surgery and has healed up enough to go back to Hays, Savanna is scheduled to have a hysterectomy. They will both be recuperating for a couple of months, so their family may need help with meals, mowing, cleaning, etc. We will post needs once we know more. Of course, prayers are always appreciated. Keep them coming!!