Saturday, March 10, 2012

Update on my Sister

I won't be blogging much (I don't think), but enough people know now that I can post on my private blog.  My public blog will not have this post, and please if we are facebook friends do not post any specifics because not all of my family knows yet and they do not need to find out from Facebook.

My sister went into the hospital on Tuesday because she was having extreme abdominal pain (to the point where she couldn't move) and was passing blood in her stools.

They did a CT and found lesions on her liver and swollen lymph nodes which are indicative of cancer, but it was not confirmed at this point. They automatically started setting her up for a scope.  When she began the prep for the scope, they couldn't get the prep to stay down (she kept vomiting) so she had an NG tube put in..we were hoping that would be the most invasive thing she had done.

During the scope they found a large tumor in her colon. They could tell right away it was cancerous and did appear to be the primary site.  They biopsied it and they also did a liver biopsy the next day.

On Thursday we were told my sister has Stage IV colon cancer. She is only 36 and our lives have been turned upside down as it is incredibly hard to believe this is happening.  She has everything going for her though: She is healthy (other than the obvious), she is happy and has a lot to live for, she is a fighter, she has extra reserves weight wise, and she WANTS TO FIGHT.  We are fighting this and we will beat it, but we are in desperate need of as many prayers and good vibes as we can get.

Yesterday she had a port put in and she will start chemo on Monday.  This morning my mom was taken to the E.R. due to passing blood in her stools as well.  She had a CT done and they did not find any cancer, but she does have collitus (sp?) and will be going on prilosec and getting scoped soon. Thank God that she appears to be cancer free.  I will be getting scoped soon as well for obvious reasons.

Please pray for my family. We are all under a tremendous amount of stress. My CF is acting up due to the stress, my mom's MS is acting up due the stress, my dad is the rock of our family and therefore is not sleeping, and obviously my sister needs the most prayers of all.  We are grateful for support, good thoughts, and prayers.  We are optimistic but please know that there many be periods when I blog a lot and periods when I don't blog at all.

Thank you.


  1. I can't believe it, I feel so sad for the rough time you and your family are having. I feel like one major medical challenge per family is more than enough to deal with. I will continue to pray for all of you.

  2. Sending so much love your way! I'll be praying for and thinking of all of you.

  3. I am so sorry you and your family have to deal with this! Sending big hugs and healing to everyone in your family.

  4. As you know, I'm praying for you guys!!! You are really having such a rough time. I really hope things lighten up a little soon.

  5. Oh Megan! This was so saddening to read. I'm so sorry your family has to go through this. I will be keeping your sister, as well as your whole family in my thoughts.

  6. *Hugs* My whole family is praying for your sister. Let me know if you need any help at all, anytime, let me know, I don't care what time of day it is.

  7. Thank you all for the love, support, prayers, and good thoughts. They are very appreciated.


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