Friday, September 11, 2009

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Hello Friends!

This morning Kevin had some more blood work done and a bone marrow biopsy.  The biopsy went really well and didn't cause him any additional pain.  Unfortunately we won't get the results for 2 more weeks :( this means we won't have an official diagnosis or know what stage it is in till then.
Over the past 3 days Kevin has rapidly deteriorated! he has a permanent headache and nausea.  He can fell the cancer spreading through his body as the pain grows and spreads. Just getting in and out of the car or standing for a short time is hard.
Doctor Bonis gave him some meds to help ease the symptoms.  They should help him get through the next two weeks of waiting.  We are hopeful that he will feel  a little better by the beginning of next week.
The next scheduled appointment with Doctor Bonis is Monday Sept. 28. After we receive the biopsy results the next step will be to head to San Fransisco to meet with some associates of Doctor Bonis.  Hopefully Kevin will be able to get into a trial treatment program and start treatment soon thereafter.  Doctor Bonis will remain his main Oncologist/Hematologist throughout his treatment.
On behalf of the family I would like to express our love and gratitude for all the prayers that have been offered on our behalf! Each day we can feel the accumulation adding up to strength and comfort us enough to get through the day.  we have received an overwhelming amount of calls, cards, emails, and facebook messages. All have been passed on to Kevin to encourage and help him. We have printed them ALL out and have created a Blessings Book as a keepsake which will help us all get through the hardest days which are yet to come. All of this is appreciated.
Kevin wishes he could reply and talk to you all and we are hopeful that he will soon be strong enough to do so.

Thank you all and keep up the prayers and Temple rolls, we can feel the love!!!



  1. Thanks for the update. I'm sorry to hear that he's in so much pain. I'm sorry you guys are going through this, but I'm thankful for the wonderful doctors who are attending to Bishop and of course know the Lord has his hand in all of this as well. You're in our prayers!

  2. Hillary, thanks for the updates. We continue to pray for your Father. Please know of the deep love we have for him and the rest of your family!
    Jeff, Cyndi and the girls

  3. Love you guys!!! Glad you were able to get the blog thing figured out! We'll keep praying! Hope the meds work...we'll pray fro that too!

  4. Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help. I'm glad that you've put this blog together so we can all be updated at the same time. We love you and wish you the best.

  5. I just can not imagine Kevin not having strength! He is always a giant in my mind and continues to be one. I am down in San Diego and went to the temple. I had to laugh at myself when I realized my recommend from him had expired in June! This is just one more thing to add to my list of crazy things I do, like wearing 2 different color shoes all day or wearing a dress inside out ALL DAY! And the list goes on and on. Thinking and praying for you all constantly. Need any grapes? Anything? Let us know!