Thursday, 21 September 2017

From Joe Lomax via e-mail
Dear friends,
Will you please keep both Jane and David Murphy in your prayers. Jane, as you may know, has had several operations on her back but now it is David also which needs our help.
Jane writes “David is undergoing a serious emergency operation this evening which might take up to 5hrs. He has a twisted small intestine which needs to be seen to soon rather than later.
He'll be in high dependency unit because of his sleep apnea and then in North Manchester Hospital up to 2 weeks.
His recovery might be longer. I'll keep you informed of his progress. The doctors have listed a long list of complications which could occur. But his health must come first and all his trips abroad have been cancelled”
Then “David is back from theatre and on the critical care ward - he's awake but sleepy.
Results coming back showed that he also had a growth.
Today “Bad news I'm afraid. David got the results of the biopsy - there were some cancer cells within it. They did remove the growth from the small bowel. He now has to have chemo - which should start with the next two weeks.” 

All in all as cheerful as he was today when I visited him he really needs our help.