Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We've had better days

I debated on wether I should blog about this or not... and decided that we could use all the prayers we can get, so here I go.

In my last post I wrote that Travis went in to get his CAT scan today. He goes every December and usually the same day the Dr. will call and say that everything looks okay. Merry Christmas to us. Today the nurse called and asked us to come in. Not a good sign.

So we met with Trav's doctor today. His cancer is back. He has a tumor in his Left (and only) kidney, spots on his chest, some in his right ribs, and a lesion on his liver. We were completely blindsided by this. He feels terriffic and healthy, and it just FELT like he was a cured man.

Our doctor spoke with us for a good hour or more today giving us treatment options. He too, was totally shocked by the test results. Chemotherepy doesn't work for RCC but they have a few new drugs that they didn't have even 2.5 years ago when he was diagnosed. So on Thursday Trav starts his treatments. He will go in for 1 hour once a week. Trav's cancer is incurable, but our hope is that the medicine will help to shrink it, or at least stop it from growing more. The medicine shouldn't make him too sick, and he should still be able to work, which we are grateful for.

Tonight my dad gave Travis a blessing and once again I was struck by how lucky I am to have the priesthood in our lives. What a comfort that is to us!

Needless to say, we are totally shocked and heartbroken over these results. We really had gotten cocky and felt like we were in the clear. We are terrified-stressed-sad and worried, but whenever something like this happens, we are amazed at how many people take care of us. So thankyou in advance for your prayers, and for all your friendships. We know that we are blessed in many ways, and will do our best to be optomistic that things will end up happy!

Bre and Ashley...Thankyou for bailing me out tonight!

23 comments:

Cody & Ashley Godfrey said...

Hayley and Trav we love you and are thinking about you. We'll keep you in our prayers. If you need anything please PLEASE let us know. I know I can't do a lot but if there is anything I would love to help.
Hayley thanks for all the treats for bunco, even under stress you throw a great party. We missed you and we're all thinking of you!

RhondaH said...

oh, Hayley, I'm there for you! I need to find your phone number and give you a call. We too will be thinking about and praying for you! We wish you the best and I pray that Heavenly Father will be your guiding light through all of this! love you!

Melissa Hernandez said...

We will keep your family in our prayers, I'm sorry that this has you stressed. I'm glad your dad was able to give him a blessing, it's times like these that makes us so greatful to be a member of an amazing church, and have family members who can use the priesthood. If you need help with anything please don't hessitate to call, even if it's just a girls night out with lots of hot chocolate (and the wii :)

Hiatts said...

Hayley our prayers are with you and your family. It is so great to have the power of the priesthood in our lives. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. WE are here for you.

Maegan said...

Thinking of you also. Hoping everything goes well with his treatment and that you can all be comforted when you need it. You are such a strong family, and I admire your courage.

Haueter Photography said...

Hayley, please let me know if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you.

Haueter Photography said...

Hayley, please let me know if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you.

Troy & Cami said...

Hayley,
I am so sorry you are hurting. Please call me anytime you just want to talk. 563-4773. I will be praying for you. You are so sweet and positive i know you will pull throught, you always have been strong-willed.

The Wolfley Family said...

Oh Hay, I just so wish I could be there with you! If you could just hear my kids' prayers, I know it would give you some comfort, if only a little. I hope their sweet faith can give you some strength, from far away! We love you!

Matt & Jill said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you the best.

Jamie said...

Hayley,
We are thinking about you and praying for your family. I would love to do anything I can to help you if you need it. We love you!
Thanks for all the great treats, you are super talented. We really missed ya.

Morrell's said...

Hayley, I would love to be able to take away your pain. I will be sure to place you and Travis's names in the Temple, and have my family do the same. Thank you for the amazing meal and dessert. We missed you. You are very loved! Crystal

Amber Culp said...

Here's a hug from 2500 miles away. We love you guys!

Trisha said...

I am crying but so hopeful that things will work out for you guys! Like everyone else, we are praying for you and if you need anything....really ANYTHING....let me know.

Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

Hayley,
We will definatly keep you in our prayers! I'm so sorry for your news. That is great the Trav was able to get a blessing, it's so great that we can count on those special moments in our lives. If there is anything I can do for you please call. My playroom is done, so the kids can come over anytime and hang out, really don't hesitate to call! I'll be thinking about you, and pray for the best!

Eileen said...

Hayley and Travis. I have no words except "I'm sorry." Cancer sucks! You guys must be VERY special to get such a hard trial.
Much love,
Eileen

Bre said...

When I got the news at bunco from Ashley I was in shock and so much hurt for you! And I am sitting here and reading it over in front of my computer and have no words all over again and am just seriously as you said teared out! We are here for you and LOVE you and seriously would do anything for you. Please let us know if you need anything. YOu guys are in our prayers daily!
We definately missed you at bunco and it was not the same without you. Especially with all your yummy treats.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Hayley. I'm so sorry. Your mom just let me know and I came straight to your blog. I'm so sorry that you all have to go through this again. Please know that you are in my prayers and if you need ANYTHING, you could call. You are adorable, amazing and wonderful, but most of all, you are faithful and strong. Let your faith will carry you. Lean on Heavenly Father and family and friends. Love you.

Sophia

Paul~Jami~Ellie said...

I'm so sorry for your family. We are thinking about you and you will be in our prayers.

Paul~Jami~Ellie said...

I'm so sorry for your family. We are thinking about you and you will be in our prayers.

Kylene said...

Hayley, I am so sorry about all this. I too want you to know I'm thinking of you guys and will keep you in my prayers. You've endured this once, you can do it again.

sending a hug from Idaho.

The McClellan Clan said...

Oh girly, I've been so busy in my little way, that I haven't been checking everyones blogs and man, I sure have been missing out. I'm so so sorry to hear the news, but you know now, that you guys can get through anything. Stay strong, and don't be afraid to let your emotions out when you need too!!
You are so loved, as you can tell at how many comments you get with every post!! You're an amazing person. And I"m so glad that I know you and I can call you my friend. Keep your chin up. YOu in my prayers!!
Joce

Sydney said...

You're in our prayers.