Friday, October 30, 2009

Some bad news

Hey guys and gals. Sorry again for not updating the blog very often. There's been a lot going on lately. I tried last night to upload some pics from our Indulge weekend and from Brad's bike trip, but I was unsuccessful. We have a new computer and I think the pics are in a place that Blogger can't grab them from... I'll get that problem solved on the weekend.

Our family has also had some bad news recently. One of my brothers (Earl, for those of you who know him) has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. The doctors told him that without treatment, he would have about 3 weeks to live. He just turned 61. Hopefully, they have caught it just in time and he will pull through. He's undergoing intensive chemotherapy designed to totally wipe out his immune system. Hopefully after that, his normal blood cells will rebound and he will be okay. If not, there is not a whole lot else they can do for him... It's been a big shock for all of us. He seems to be holding up well and is in good spirits. He has yet to feel the effects of the chemotherapy, though, I fear... In any case, we are all thinking positive thoughts and hoping for the best.

Will publish some pics on the weekend. I promise!


Tristan said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Man that's tough.

Jim said...

We are truly sorry to hear about your brother and hope that he will indeed pull through.

All the best to your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Mark in DE said...

So sorry to hear about Earl's diagnosis. My best wishes to him and to you.

Maurice said...

Sorry to hear about Earl. That's just awful!

Jeff said...

Thank you all, guys! Your support means a lot to me!