At around 3 p.m. yesterday, my sister, Andrea, called me with the results of Dad’s CAT scan. My dad, Larry Blumer, has experienced a few weeks of dizziness to the point that my mom, Rhoda, didn’t want him driving. We all expected that this was only an inner-ear infection. We were wrong.
Dad has a tumor about the size of a walnut inside his skull behind his right ear. It also appears that another tumor may be located at the other side of his brain. Whether this is cancer we don’t yet know. The doctors checked my dad’s lungs, and they are fine. I am waiting to hear from my mom or my sister this morning since the doctors at the small hospital in Newberry, Michigan, told my dad to go to Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. Last night, the doctors there were ready to receive my dad and do more tests to determine what can or cannot be done. I haven’t yet heard what they discovered and decided.
Please pray that neither tumors are cancerous. Pray that they are either treatable or removable.
Mom and Dad are believers. When I called them last night during their drive to Marquette, they sounded a little shell-shocked, but they were praising God. My mom said, “You know God is going to do something good through this.” Then I remembered a verse (Isa. 25:1) a lady at prayer meeting had shared with me. “O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure” (ESV). In other words, I need to praise God because no matter what happens, God made His plans before the beginning of time. God knew about these tumors before my dad was even born. He knows what He’s doing. I will exalt Him!
I’m waiting for a phone call. If my dad is going into surgery today, I’ll be heading with the family to Marquette, about an hour and a half away, to be with my mom. (I’m the closest of four kids.) Thank you for praying. I’ll add updates as I’m able.
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