The following report was received this evening from June Immel. Pastor Gary Austin was operated on earlier today for removal of a cancerous tumor from the colon/rectal area.
A LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG day. BUT an answer to prayer day.
They were able to remove ALL the tumor–it had become much smaller because of chemo and radiation and they were able to hook EVERYTHING back up so he does NOT have a bag. And the bag that he does have hooked to the small intestine will be redone in about 6-8 wks.
Gary is in a lot of pain and because of the meds he is on they cannot give him too much pain meds. or he will stop breathing so—the pain control team is/was trying to get everything balanced out so Gary could get some relief from pain. Keep praying.