Yesterday, we announced that doctors were removing the center line tube (or “tubie”) from Angelina’s chest. It’s been there for 13 months, providing for her a way of treatment.
When doctors were about to remove it, Angelina was struck with a fever, and since it’s a risk to sedate someone who has a fever, they have NOT removed it.
And in that same hospital visit, we were told even worse news: THE CANCER MIGHT BE BACK.
Months ago, preliminary test results showed no cancer, and that’s what we believed even yesterday. But new results have revealed that the cancer Angelina has been rigorously and tirelessly fighting has returned. It’s recurrent.
Here’s the breakdown: doctors believe it has spread to her liver, lungs and kidneys with the biggest growth being 9 cm (the original monster from August 2011 was 11 cm). They’ve classified this as stage 4.
How’s the family doing? We’re broken. We’re angry. We’re confused. This is almost harder than the original news of her cancer. It’s like we saw the oasis after 13 months of struggling in a desert disappear before our very eyes.
We keep fighting! Pick your heads! We have to go back to battle for a while, but it’s okay. We are experienced now and we know the rules. We are trained for the up and downs. We are conditioned for the long days and nights. We have our God who will be our partner through this fight.
As excruciating as this news is, we can’t give up. Now now.
Please pray for the family. Join us in our sadness and our prayers. Pray God would indeed remove the traces of cancer completely. Pray God would heal Angelina like Jesus did so many times for others.
We’ll update you again when we find out more. THANK YOU all. We love you.