Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gary Carter

Here's the latest report on my friend, Hall of Famer, Gary Carter. Things don't look good. Please pray for Gary! THANKS!

Leaning on Jesus

This past week has been one of the hardest weeks for my dad. Every day is exhausting and every move takes great effort.

Wednesday, dad went to the oral surgeon to take care of the open gum wound. He had to get shots to numb the area so they could remove a small sharp bone and shave down what had been bothering dad for quite a while. Thankfully, that area in his mouth has been starting to feel better.

Thursday, dad went to a follow up appointment with Dr. Pearce who works along side Dr. Harris. Unfortunately, as he was leaving, he had a very bad fall in the hallway. Since he was at the doctor's office, he received immediate care.

Friday, dad got two MRIs in North Palm Beach, for his brain and the other for his shoulder/arm. The results of the shoulder MRI were revealed later that afternoon. Unfortunately, with the combination of his fall on Christmas Eve and the fall on Thursday (plus probably years of baseball), he completely tore his rotator cuff. It is very painful and needs surgery, but all dad can do right now is rehab to heal.

Sunday was my dad's golf tournament banquet. Great friends, teammates and family filled the room in support of my dad, autism and local schools. Dad was so appreciative of the many hugs and encouragement given to him throughout the evening. Jim Palmer was the spokesperson for the golf tournament. Dad spoke a few words thanking everyone for being there and for all the support and prayers. He said he wants to feel better so he can continue to help others.

Monday was a beautiful day of golf. Although dad could not be there, we were told it was a successful day and overall a wonderful tournament event. Thank you everyone!

Yesterday, we were waiting in anticipation for dad's MRI results (since they were being sent to Duke) but were told they would be in had a difficult day and he had to rest.

Just a few moments ago, my mom received a phone call from Dr. V at Duke. I wish I could say that the results were good...

Dr. V told my mom that there are now several new spots/tumors on my dad's brain. I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad. Dr. Jimmy Harris will be coming to my parent's house this evening to talk to the family about the next step. I will continue to keep you all updated. Love to everyone and thank you for the prayers.

"The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart." - Psalm 28:7

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