‘Evenin’ y’all. Sarah here. I’m not sure where to start but here is a jumbled update.
Rachel and Kevin, our brother Joshua and his wife Jen (who flew all the way from Oregon), my husband and I, and all our kiddos took a lovely trip over the weekend to a cabin in the North Georgia mountains to enjoy some family time and make some memories. It was wonderful and exhausting and a blessing. We knew that this coming week would be a tough one for Kevin seeing how tired he was, but he and Rachel appeared hopeful regarding the appointments and meetings they were scheduling.
Kevin’s scans at Emory last week showed a new tumor in his brain and he went in today for radiology planning for a second radio-surgery on this second tumor that will happen week after next. Rachel, after much finagling, was able to reschedule their trip to a day earlier (they leave early tomorrow) to a non-stop flight to UCLA for scans, a biopsy to determine if the current drug therapies are working – we are pretty sure they aren’t as his external tumors have visibly worsened over the last 3 weeks – and a strategy meeting with their lead oncologist at UCLA to determine next steps in treatment.
While Rachel was making calls, emails and packing, a tree fell on their house. Yes. You read that right. About an hour or so ago, a tree fell on their house. Nope, we do not have heavy winds in Atlanta right now. Nope, no tornado. Yes, we need your prayers right now. Prayers of gratitude for His protection as no one was hurt, prayer for continued protection – they have had so very many hardships in the midst of Kevin’s 2 year + long battle with melanoma, prayer for peace for them, and as always a renewed HOPE.
A HUGE thank you goes out to the members of the Adair Park community who are rallying around them as they sort through the necessary steps to repair the damage while they are away. Y’all are amazing. Thank you.