Please pray for our older son Rusty as he will have surgery this coming week to remove a tumor. Please pray that it all goes well and that the tumor is not cancerous.
The day after Rusty got back from his trip to the Dominican Republic (Feb 19), he had an appointment with his family doctor. The doctor was concerned about a lump and sent him to a urologist. He had that appointment this morning (Feb 25), which led to a CT scan of his abdomen this afternoon. There were no signs of cancer other than the lump/tumor, for which we are thankful. The doctor scheduled surgery for Friday March 5 at 4pm to remove it and in a week will have results about what, if any, cancer there is.
Mike and Tara will take him to the hospital for the surgery, which will be out-patient, lasting about an hour. Then Rusty will stay with them for his recuperation. After seven days, Rusty will be able to return to his normal activities and he'll go in for his post-op check-up, where he'll find out the results of the testing on the tumor and what further treatment might be needed.
He and we appreciate your prayers for him, the doctors and staff that will be attending him, for his recuperation, and for the results of the testing on the tumor.
Thank you for standing with him and us in this. Words can't express our appreciation for you holding Rusty up to the Great Physician as we ask Him for healing.
love, Valerie for all of us