Yesterday to Menorah Hospital in KC: Into the 2nd day of fever and chills, the GI doctor advised Terri and me to get over, especially with the weekend coming on. The blood work showed something was not right.
ERCP procedure: We gave the ok on another throat job which revealed, 1) the stent was not clogged, 2) the pancreas tumor had grown back already, 3) the cancer in the liver, the pancreas tumor, and the water retention were blocking the bile duct and intestines, and 4) the duodenal burn from the radiation had healed. So there was one good point.
Extension: Also, he put in a stent extension to keep the bile duct open better. Also, he gave me water pills which will help the swelling everywhere, at least for a while. I have never been so weak, sick, and pained, as since last Wed. night. I am now regaining strength and stability.
Time: The doctor said, “You don’t have much more time – weeks. If I were in your shoes, I would have made the same decisions, for conventional medicine has not seen the success you have had.” I thanked him greatly for his help, and I told him of my salvation in Christ, and that heaven is all right. He listened intently.
Eternity: It is strange to look into a man’s eyes, knowing I’ll likely not see him again until the Judgment Day. It is strange, so terribly ironic and real that because of Christ I was ultimately in an infinitely better way than he was. If it is well with the soul, it will be well with the body in the end. And there is an end here. The world will end. Christ will judge. Christ will reward. Christ will get the long-awaited glory. The resurrection, immortality, heaven, home, being with the Lord Jesus – this is it, this is all, this is crucial. I’m very thankful to be redeemed by faith in His precious blood, His death for me. My sincere love to you all! It is time to go to sleep. Bob