Submitted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 for:
I can't thank you all enough for your prayers over the last couple of weeks; Kathy, Frank & I have felt the outpouring of your love and believe me, it has made all the difference. As you know, I had approximately 40% of my right lung removed last week - recovery has had more ups than downs, and we are looking forward to next steps within a few days.
As of now, next steps are pending the removal of the chest tubes (which will dictate when I can get home), it will also include chemotherapy & radiation to zap any of the remaining cancerous cells that were not captured from the surgery.
As many of you have experienced on your own, recovery is exhausting - so my apologies in advance if I am not up for a phone call, visit, or text immediately, but we will do the best we can to keep you updated at a regular interval.
Voicemails & texts do get through to me, I hear them and laugh, cry, and...cough - which is a good thing, so keep ‘em coming! Remember, there is nothing quite as strong as the power of prayer, I appreciate every one of them as I continue to go through this process.
Love, In Hoc, God’s Blessings, Rick, #3, Rabbit
2/28: Rick will have his surgery at 1:00 today. Operation will take about 4 hours. He then goes to ICU. He has asked for our prayers but he won’t be able to have visitors for several days.
2/27: I just received a call from Kathy and she says that Rick will be undergoing surgery tomorrow. He will have a portion of his lungs removed as well as an abscess removed. There will be two drains installed one in his back and side. He is in need of our prayers as well as his family. He will probably be in the hospital for at least two weeks. He will probably be in ICU tomorrow night. I will keep you posted as I hear from Kathy. Please pass this on to our brother knights.