We found out a little more about the cause of the seizure. The tumor regrew, faster than the doctors expected. This is also the reason he was having a harder and harder time speaking the past couple of weeks - because the tumor was getting bigger.
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday morning) they’re going to do surgery to remove the cancer again. If the surgery goes well then many of his recent symptoms, including his difficulty in speaking clearly, will probably subside. He will then have to restart chemo therapy and continue the radiation.
But there is also a chance that it may not go well, but instead cause more damage to his brain. The doctor speculated that he is two-thirds sure that the surgery will go as planned.
Please pray that his surgery would go well and that we’d have much more time with him when he’s healthy. Pray even that there wouldn’t be a tumor when the doctors start the surgery. Today he said that he is really looking forward to going home (meaning his real home, heaven) but he wants to be here for us, his family.
It’s really encouraging to see my dad and mom not distraught over this. The worst-case scenario health-wise (dying) would bring about the best thing that my dad has ever experienced: being with his Savior. For my mom, as she says, it would be only an interruption in their relationship with each other if he died, not an end. There’s real sadness (for all of us) but I’m heartened that they see the reality of heaven.