As many of you know, my dad was recently diagnosed with stage 3A lung cancer. This has been a tough diagnosis as he has been also fighting numerous other medical problems over the past years. While the multiple sclerosis has been a challenge for years, he's recently been dealing with multiple surgeries for his pancreas and gallbladder. He has also recently been taken off his MS medication in order to undergo the chemo treatment.
With dad currently living in Lind while most of his doctors are in Spokane, he's been having to do quite a bit of travel. With his limited disability income, this has been a bit of a financial hardship on him. While I've been helping as much as I can, dad is struggling in letting me do much to help on my own. He is hoping to move back to Spokane to not only be closer to his doctors, but to be closer to Tyler and myself as well. All funds will be used towards eventually moving him, travel, and various medical expenses that come up with treatment.
Right now he will be staying with me for the next few months until we get things figured out. He is scheduled to start radiation therapy on Monday the 18th, 5 days a week. He will begin chemo the same week, going once a week for about 5 weeks. After the first rounds of chemo and radiation are complete he will be having another PET scan to reevaluate surgery. As long as everything goes well, he will then be going in to have his right upper lobe removed.
We are so thankful for all prayers and support we are receiving, and want to thank everyone who is helping in any way possible.