July 9th Update from Janette

I asked my wife to write this update for me.

Update on my Love:
“Lord! I’m bursting with joy over what you’ve done for me! My lips are full of perpetual praise. I’m boasting of you and all your works, so let all who are discouraged take heart.” Psalm 34: 1-2

Keith has finished his LAST round of chemo, and today he had his LAST (35th) day of radiation treatment (you can see from the picture some precious friends from church brought a plant and balloons)!! Praise the Lord!

When Keith was first diagnosed with Stage 4 larynx cancer three months ago, the oncologist told us that this particular cancer treatment was one of the toughest to endure, and he was certainly right. Keith is still weak from the chemo and radiation, but we are rejoicing that it’s behind him. He continues to need fluids, magnesium, and nausea medicine for at least a couple more weeks. Our oncologist, radiology oncologist, and ENT will continue to closely monitor him the next weeks and months. He will have a CAT scan in six weeks and a PET scan in 12 weeks in order to give his throat time to heal.
We cannot even begin to thank you for your love, encouraging words, support, and prayers through this difficult journey. Please pray that his throat will heal completely and his voice will be restored (he still wants to preach!), and the mass will be completely gone.

Psalm 34: 3 goes on to say, “Join me everyone! Let’s praise the Lord together.”
With a grateful heart and much love,
Janette

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