(The following is an update on the cancer treatment of my niece, Trichelle Beeke.)
Dear Friends and Family,
Yesterday Trichelle had a busy day meeting with her oncologist in Abbotsford and her surgeon in Vancouver. The plan was for her final two Herceptin treatments to occur over the next three weeks followed with surgery on Nov. 19. Unfortunately, the MUGA scan of her heart muscles shows that currently her heart is too weak to endure surgery. According to the oncologist it is “borderline” whether to allow the final two Herceptin treatments, but they will go ahead with a treatment tomorrow and again in 3 weeks. Surgery will have to wait. It is more important that all the treatments occur.
We met with the surgeon and had to cancel the Nov. 19 surgery date. This was disappointing as we were looking forward to having all of these treatments and procedures completed sooner rather than later. At the meeting, the surgeon walked us through what will occur with surgery and what to expect for recovery. Provided the remaining treatments occur on schedule and Trichelle’s heart muscles strengthen, we will hear back about a new surgery date possibly scheduled sometime in early 2015.
So we are called today to follow the instructions in Psalm 37:7,
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him.”
Thank you for your prayers and care.
Please pray that Trichelle’s heart muscles will strengthen and that the cancer will never appear again.
Dave, Trichelle, Breyden, Quinten, and Emilee Beeke