New update this morning for Jessica Schmitt:
Bob just got off the phone with Cody. Cody indicated that they were at this moment doing the surgical biopsy of the tumor. As we said last night the needle biopsy wasn’t enough of a tissue sample. A correction to something a family member said, that they took the bad kidney was not correct. Cody said that the “kidney is consumed by the cancer, and that there really is no kidney left, it is all cancer”. So when the family stated it was gone they were correct in a sense. It is not a functioning, viable kidney. The cancer IS in her lungs. The way Cody stated it was that the cancer is “everywhere”. They are not going to go in and remove the tumors because it is too dangerous. They are going to start aggressive chemotherapy for the next six to eight weeks and then reassess her condition. Going in right now and removing can cause the cancer to spread or even cause her to bleed out (as Cody indicated). They are trying to stop the cancer growth.
Just remember to keep them in your prayers and remember the fast on Sunday.