He made it out of surgery, but they were not successful in removing the tumor.  It was larger than expected.  They gave him a colostomy which means he will have a bag, but he can be put back together after we find another way to get rid of the cancer. The good news is that he will be able to have Chemotherapy sooner.  Thank you all for your love, service, thoughts, messages, fasting and prayers.  We love you.




Last night was difficult.  The magnesium citrate didn’t start going all the way through his system until 5:30 am.  After that he started feeling much better but it was a restless night.

IMG_0405We started the day with a visit to Gilbert High where the staff welcomed us with open arms and hearts full of love.


We picked up some #teamamos bracelets and headed over to Banner Gateway for check in.  Thankfully we only had to pay a small percentage of the estimated $52,000 bill for today. I am so grateful for the doctors, nurses and staff who have taken such good care of Amos so far.  They are worth every penny.

IMG_0409We checked in and said goodbye to Paije, Bridget and Brynley who had a flight to catch.

We then went for pre op and found another tender mercy.  My friend Dana Rodger’s daughter Breckyn was going to be Amos’s nurse for the operation.  She has such a comforting demeanor that instantly put my heart at ease.


All day I have felt an extra layer of peace and comfort encircling me and I appreciated so much a scripture Paije left with us.  (Romans 8:28)

My angel sister, Phoebe, is home taking care of Porter who is sick and my baby girls.  She is already a second mom to them and they adore time with their auntie.  We will need to disinfect the house before Amos comes home next week.


It took 3 hours to stablize his heart after the surgery with the meds but they finally got him a room in the evening.  He was pretty funny and unfiltered with his comments for a while.  He’s not happy that they didn’t take the tumor out and that he will have to do this again.  We are grateful that the doctor was careful since the tumor had spread near his legs.  No permanent damage has been done and the doctor is confident that we can get it next time after the chemo has had a chance to shrink it.


The respiratory therapist visited him for some work on his lungs that were slightly collapsing.

Tomorrow I will post pictures of visitors and other earthly angels who have come to our rescue.