Hi everybody! I created this blog so that you all could cheer Rory on throughout his battle with DSRCT. I know all of you care so much about Rory and want to be updated on everything going on and so I thought a blog would be the best way to do it! Thank you for all your love and support.


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" - Proverbs 3:5

Prayers for Rory Wheeler from India

Monday, April 11, 2011

Houston, we have a problem...

And you're going to fix it.

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged, and I do apologize, but things have just been VERY hectic around here.  So with that, I'll try to give you the reader's digest version of the past five or so months.

After several failed attempts at Chemotherapy, Rory's cancer has grown back with a vengeance causing several complications with Rory's kidneys and small intestines.  With our doctors at U of M running out of options, we decided to seek treatment elsewhere that has more specialized knowledge and treatment options for patients with DSRCT.

So here we are, April 11th 2011 (exactly 2 months before our wedding), and we are flying down to MD Anderson in HOUSTON for a consultation tomorrow (April 12th) with a team of doctors who hopefully will have some treatment options for Rory.  Our number one hope is that the doctors will want to perform surgery on Rory.  At MD Anderson they perform a de-bulking surgery (same as what Rory had done at Sloan),  but after the surgeon removes all the tumors, they run a hot chemotherapy through the abdomen in hopes of killing any microscopic tumor cells.  This procedure is known as HIPEC and if you'd like to know more about it, feel free to google away.

Continue to keep Rory in your prayers.  We need some answers and we need some treatment as soon as possible.  


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

P.S. I will do better at keeping this updated :)  

1 comment:

  1. MD Anderson has saved many friends and family. You will be in good hands down there. The prayers keep coming your way.

    Your friend from Hawthorn School.