Just a quick note to tell everyone how Doug's appointment went today. The surgeon is pleased with Doug healing progress and he also got back his result for the micro-satellite instability. It came back negative. This is excellent news because if it was positive there is a greater chance it would affect our children more. Even at that, colon cancer is hereditary so they will watch our kids VERY close their entire lives. Starting at about 30 they will start getting their colonoscopy. They can blame Doug for all those good times that are ahead:))
Doug has now been referred to the oncologist and his appointment for that is Oct. 6th. After Dr. Dixon reviews Doug's medical history he will decide if he will need further treatment. Dr. Smith, the surgeon, knowing that oncology isn't his speciality, mentioned that the only reason he can see doing chemo is given Doug's age to make certain that all cancer cells are dead. But then he smiled and said, "I'm not the oncologist so go see what he says." Dr. Smith has been amazing to work with and we would recommend him to anyone!
Again, Thank you ALL for your love and support. We pray every night for those of you that are praying for us. Our Heavenly Father watches over all His children.