Thursday, September 29, 2011

Never Let Go


(you will need to scroll down to my playlist and press "pause" before hitting "play")

...many times I will listen to a song because it will help ease my mind...give me some continued HOPE or peace of mind but this morning as I was driving to my parents house this song came on and this time...this song spoke to me...it reminded me as we are frantically searching for someone to help my dad...we are never going to stop...with every road block we are going to continue searching...we have people in the Tri-Cities who already have spoken with two different clinical trial experts at University of Washington but unfortunately, trials are very limited for my dads type of brain cancer and my dad does not qualify for any of them based on his history of treatment...and I feel like my dad's local doctors want him to be done fighting...what kind of doctor says, "when most patients get to where you are at they opt to stop all treatment and let nature take its course...which gives you a few months..." ...are you kidding me...I'm glad my dad has a fighting spirit and said "Hell No! I'm going to continue fighting this...we also have another Doctor in the Seattle area who is looking into finding out if there are other clinical trials or treatment in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Stanford, UCLA and Houton...and I even have someone looking for help in Denver and Boston.

My dad's not ready to give up...so we need to find some doctors who are willing to continue some form of treatment to continue fighting this UGLY cancer.

...On this beautiful Fall day...I am grateful for the precious time I got to spend with my dad...the walk we took this morning...the conversations we had...

4 comments:

Jana Holden said...

I am so sorry your dad continues to face such a terrible cancer but so glad to hear he's a fighter. I have a SIL who is battling the same and her prognosis sucks too.
Continued thoughts & prayer for you & your family Renee. I know that walk today did your dad, and you, a world of good!

Sandra said...

my thoughts and prayers are with your father, you and your family.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Renee'! I am so sorry that you are dealing with cancer in the family. I pray that God would continue to lift you up and carry you--I pray for treatment that would work and a doctor with the same faith that you have. I am thankful that God hears all of our prayers--and I know that He is with you always!

I'm also praying that you will have LOTS more days with your dad like today--walking, talking, and enjoying life;) Sending TONS of hugs!!! LOVE ya<3

Natalie said...

go dad! I love the fighter in him!