Bad News Just Got A Lot Worse

Well, unfortunately the news about my brother-in-law did not get better throughout the day. In fact, it got a lot worse. Brett was diagnosed today with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that has metastasized into his liver and lungs. For those of you who don’t know about stages of cancer, stage 4 is the worst. As if that is not bad enough, pancreatic cancer also has the worst prognosis of any cancer. Surgery is only really feasible in early stages and he has clearly passed the early stage so they have to look at all the options for treatment. I guess this cancer hits from the ages of 29-40 and is not typically genetic. He has been feeling sick for about a month. Yesterday he had a scope of his stomach and they just saw inflammation. They were going to send him home but my sister said he looked yellow. The doctor just said “oh ok, we’ll do an ultrasound.??? Jan wanted to take him to the emergency room and Brett just wanted to wait for the ultrasound results. Well he didn’t even make it all night, at 5am he felt so bad that she finally took him. They didn’t even do biopsies… they can tell how bad it is simply from the Cat scan and blood tests. My sister said the nurses came in crying because of the prognosis.  I just want to ask everyone who prays to say an extra prayer for my brother-in-law and his family. They all REALLY need it.  He has a 4 year old son and a 1 year old son.  Today is Brett’s 38th birthday and I’d say he’s had the worst birthday you could possibly have. ?

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