Monday, October 13, 2008

Discouraging news

I just talked with Nathan. Tricia's PET scan showed no remission in the cancer and that it may have spread to a lymph node in her chest. Tomorrow they will do a biopsy and from there determine the next step of treatment.

Nathan, Tricia and Gwyneth will be returning home tomorrow from Duke.

We all had hopes that this round of chemo would kill the cancer, but it hasn't. Thanks for your continued prayers.

46 comments:

My2Girls said...

Rick,

Thinking of your family ..... ALWAYS!!!

Amy
Va Beach

Jenn said...

I am very sorry to hear this. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Burnie said...

Praying hard for Nate, Tricia and your family.

wyantfamily said...

we are continuing to pray.....

Rich and Lauren said...

We will be praying for you all. We love you guys!!!

Cindi said...

Rick

I appreciate you updating on Nate, Tricia, and Gwenyth. I know everyone is discouraged by the news, but we will continue to pray for God's healing power.

What a great Dad you are. Nate and Tricia are truly blessed to have you!

Cindi in OK

Hopesrising said...

Covering your family in prayer Rick. I am so sorry to hear this.

marcia said...

Oh, Rick, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Crying out to God for your whole family tonight!

bome62 said...

Rick, i'm so very sorry to hear this about This news brought tears. I immediately prayed.Tricia.I continue to pray.
Praying in Missouri
Bonnie

Florida_Mom said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this report! Praying for your family.

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

In Him

Myra <><

GinnyBerry said...

I'm sorry to hear this news. I will pray for your family.

Ronnie Roach said...

Thinking of you and your family.

shoutingforha said...

I am heartbroken to hear this news. We will continue to pray for sweet Tricia...

Michelle Jamie said...

Praying for the family at this time - as I always am!
" When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire
you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

Continuing to pray for you all.

marie said...

Heart is breaking.
I am praying.

Brenda said...

Praying for Tricia and Nate, and the whole L/K clan.

suzannanana said...

I am so sad to hear this news. Praying hard in Texas!

Rebecca said...

Oh my. I'm so sorry.

I'll keep praying.

Rebecca

Rachel E. said...

Thanks for the update. I'm sorry to hear that the treatment hasn't been working so far. You all are continuously in my prayers!

Kristen said...

*hugs*
Yikes! So whats the next course of action?
How discouraging indeed!
Laters
K

Elaine said...

I am so sorry to hear the news. I kept checking Nate's blog for an update and was worried when I didn't find one. Will continue to pray for Tricia and the family.
Elaine from MT

JoythruHisGrace said...

Praying!!!
God's love and peace...

Missy said...

that's not the news i was expecting to read from either nate or yourself. prayers of much love and blessings be with your family and the doctors as they figure out the next steps.

Goodzik said...

Praying for Tricia and your family.

Tammy
Saskatoon, SK

Beebe said...

Thank You for updating, I have been praying for your family and will continue to pray.

JonesFam4 said...

so sorry, praying.

Beth said...

Continuing to pray for all of you.

Christy said...

My heart is aching for your entire family. My continued prayers are with you all!!

THE LYONS FAMILY! said...

I checked your blog tonight after not seeing any updates on Nate's. Very sorry to read the update and certainly will not stop praying!

Paige said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for the entire family, as well as the doctors.

melissam2 said...

prayer is all we've got to offer in times like these... so pray we will.

~j~ said...

will continue to stand firm in prayer for Tricia, Nate and Gwyneth.
with love,
j

Amanda said...

I am so disappointed. I will be praying for your family.

The Burgess Family said...

You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessings From Above said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news.

Continuing to pray in Ohio

terri c said...

I am so sorry to hear this, so sorry you are all going through this. Prayers continue for all.

Sylvie said...

Thinking and praying for all of you all...
Please father God, be near Tricia, Nate and precious Gwyneth in this difficult time.

Tracy said...

I have watched, prayed and waited. The hope is always there as long as there is faith. I have hope and I have faith. God will prevail. My best to all of your family. Will continue to pray and wait.

Tammy C said...

Thanks for the update.I can't even imagaine the feeling of emotions that everyone is feeling.

obxmom said...

I was concerned when Nate didn't update his blog. Keeping everyone in our prayers and knowing God has a plan. Praying the doctors have the wisdom to know what steps to take at this point. Nate, Tricia, Gwyneth and the family are in our hearts, constantly.

knuts2knit said...

Like others, I checked here when I didn't see Nate post any news. I can only imagine how discouraged they must be. Praying for the Dr's wisdom to lead them through whatever lies ahead. Praying for all of you. Praying for strength.
Ellen in Ohio

Kori said...

I will be continuing to keep you all in my prayers.

My husband Richard is 46 years old and he too has CF as well as Stage 4 colon cancer. He just decided yesterday to stop all treatment as the cancer continues to spread regardless. This is a very hard road for anyone to have to go down. But God's grace is our stregth.

Blessings to you and yours from me and mine.

Shana said...

Prayers for all of you, especially Tricia. This update brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry that you did not get better news.

Grabb Family said...

As I was praying today, I began Thanking God for this day that our Savior has given us. For the day Trisha underwent surgery and Gwenyth was born. What a gift from God to deliver them BOTH that day. How Thankful I am for the day I read the post when Trisha woke up and learned her beautiful daughter was safe and well. How amazed and Thankful I am to God for the day Trisha held her beautiful daughter for the first time. How thankful I am for the new lungs the gift another couple gave during their grief to give life and hope to another family. How thankful I am to the recover of both Trisha and Gwenyth the day they both came home from the hospital.

How Thankful I am that God has given each of us the opportunity to come along side and pray for you and with you. Praying you feel God walking alongside you during this difficult trial and that the Doctors have wisdom on how to treat this cancer. Praying for COMPLETE healing in Trisha.

Terri

ladergurl said...

Like everyone else, I came here after not seeing any recent news. I'm keeping Tricia in my prayers. Although I don't know her, I can tell that she has fought a good fight so far and will continue doing what she can to overcome this obstacle. In my prayers.

Amy in Pa