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Saturday, February 23, 2013
Holtie Health Update
On the plus side: He has been a bit better each day and is likely to come home early next week.
On the minus side: The Dr has confirmed that Dad has bowel cancer. However, they are optimistic that it hasn't spread and can be treated. First with radiation and chemo followed by further surgery to remove the tumour. This will happen over the next 3-4 weeks we think.
Vicki will stay on while he undergoes those treatments. I have to get back to work so I'm flying home on Monday morning.
Pop has been very touched by the well wishes and expressions of love and support from family and friends. He is still prone to tiredness and has little appetite at this stage. It has been a very traumatic and emotional few days and at times he feels a bit over-whelmed. We are very glad we've been able to come up and be with him and we know he appreciates us being here.