Saturday, June 04, 2011

Surgery Update

We came to New Hampshire to be with our older son Doug during his colon cancer surgery. That 7-hour procedure took place on Wednesday. It has been a long week, but things seem to be going well. The doctor believes she removed all of the cancer. All his internal organs were functioning as they should yesterday. He is in a lot of pain, but the doctors are working to control that. He is learning to cope with the idea of a permanent colostomy.

Today, we are taking our two granddaughters to the ocean while their mom goes to the hospital to be with Dad. We will be here to help out through Thursday.

Being a parent is a duty, responsibility and honor for the rest of our lives. I guess. We are so glad we can be here to help, but wish he didn't need this kind of help.


  1. John , your family has our prayers and best wishes at this time of need,I truly hope and pray the doctors are successful and your son recovers, this is a terrible disease, we lost my younger brother to colon cancer a year and a half ago. Keep us posted on how is doing. Your friends. Sam & Donna..

  2. So sorry about your son but glad to hear the surgery went well. It's good you were able to be there for him and the family.

  3. So sorry to hear about Doug's health problem. I'm sure it's a rough time for you, him and his family. Hopefully all will be well and it sounds like they caught it before it spread. Scary stuff.