Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fragile

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I tell you that Henry's cancer is back.

He's feeling ok right now, and we will be pursuing whatever options help to extend his life and keep him happy and comfortable.

We are all coping as well as can be expected.

49 comments:

Rach said...

I am so, so, so sorry to hear this news. I send you and the whole Smak family warmth and good wishes... I hope you are taking care both of Henry but also of yourself right now.

the planet of janet said...

i don't normally comment, but i always read -- and hope.

this just breaks my heart.

take care of yourself and your family.

femail doc said...

Oh damn. I am so sorry to read this, and I send thoughts and prayers to you all.

Elisabeth said...

I cannot imagine how you must feel. I am so so sorry that this is happening. Good thoughts/prayers/karma...good everything to you and your family.

TBTAM said...

I am so sorry to hear it. Not fair, not fair...

You are in my prayers.

shadowfax said...

Dammit. I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you very much.

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

I'm so so sorry Dr. Smak. I'll be thinking of you.

Perceval said...

Thinking of you ...

medmusings said...

My heart sinks at this news. I hope you find the strength and the courage you need during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

Cheryl Fuller, Ph.D. said...

My heart goes out to you. I am so so sorry this is happening. You and your family are in my thoughts.

platensimycin said...

I am so sorry to hear the news, Dr. Smak. Hope that there is anything we can do to help; our deepest prayer for Henry and the whole Smak household.

Anonymous said...

To all the Smaks,
You are all so amazing, know that this community is here to help in whatever way they can.
K3P3

rlbates said...

Words are not enough, Dr Smak. I am so sorry. Wish I could be of more help to you.

corey said...

I've never commented, but have followed for a while. My heart aches for you and Henry. I can't even imagine this happening to anyone. Praying for you and yours.

Laura said...

I am so very sorry and will keep you in my prayers.

pelican said...

I am so incredibly sorry. Thank you for letting your blog readers know.

Awesome Mom said...

I am so very sorry to hear of this news. My heart is breaking for you and your family.

Eric, AKA The Pragmatic Caregiver said...

Words fail me, and that *never* happens.

Eric

beadnik said...

This is sorrowful news. My best wishes and prayers to you and your family.

JeanMac said...

Don't know what to say except that we send our love to all of you.

Anonymous said...

so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

Please know that your readers are here for you.

Anonymous said...

I am so very, very sorry.

Love, RRNC

Cathy said...

Dr. Smak, I'm so sorry to read this. I have been following you and Henry for awhile, was so hoping for good news.

Thinking about you all.

Susan said...

I am so sorry.
susan

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry. I don't know what else to say....

THAT GIRL said...

your community of readers are heavy hearted for you... thinking of you, Henry, and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for all of you. Best hopes in the fight ahead.
Lin

Jess said...

Dr. Smak, so sorry to hear this news. Any reader of this blog can sense the deep love within your beautiful family, and also that your family is loved by so many. From my heart, I send all my prayers/good thoughts/ best wishes to join the circle of love surrounding you all at this incredibly difficult time.

~*~Snappz~*~ said...

Thoughts and love are with you all.

Anonymous said...

Dr Smak and family, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending you the very best wishes, we are thinking of you and praying for you all. Take care x

Country Doc said...

You are in all of our thoughts and prayers.

Heather said...

Sending good thoughts and wishes your way.

Mama Mia said...

I know there is nothing I can say to change this or make it better, but I want you to know that you, Henry, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts.

Phorun Medipoxy said...

I'm so sorry. You, Henry and your family are in my thoughts.

Anna said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Will keep Henry, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Grace Mason said...

Oh Dr Smak, I'm so so sorry to hear. The coming times will be hard, but Henry is a fighter. You and yours will be in my thoughts. (hug)

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blogg for a while and the strength and love of your family really shows. I had really hoped for possitive news regarding Henery. If there is anything you need many people are more then willing to help.

Jen said...

I am so sorry. Love and prayers are going out to your family and friends.

Bianca Castafiore said...

We will hold you all close to our hearts. I am so sorry, but also will continue to hope.

Dan said...

So sorry to hear this. My best wishes...

scalpel said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

ten out of ten said...

I'm so sorry Smak, thoughts from here to you and your family.

Dragonfly said...

So sorry to hear that. Will be praying for your family.

...tom... said...

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Echoing all the thoughts already placed here...

Wow.

Prayers, thoughts, and wishes ...whatever works best for you.


...tom...
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Anonymous said...

My heart just dropped. I'm so sorry. Henry and your whole family will be in my prayers

Ann of the Incredible Gift said...

I'm very sorry to hear the cancer is back. *hugs*

I'll be thinking of you, of Henry, of your family.

kpjp said...

As a doctor living on the other side of the world, but especially as a father who has experienced the fight against a brain tumor in his eldest son, I really sympathise with you and your family.
I wish you all the courage to intensely live your life from day to day.

webhill said...

I'm so very sorry. There's nothing else I can say. I will think of you all with love.