Monday, January 2, 2017

on to Heaven...

With great sadness for our family, we share the passing of Rod this morning. Funeral plans are pending at Merle Hay Chapel in Des Moines.

Chris & Melissa
Ben & Danielle 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

An update on Rod....

After testing and consulting with Rod's oncologist last week, he entered the care of hospice. His wish is to be cared for at home & we are doing the best job we can to honor him. We are focusing on our family and living. Saturday he had a visit from ham radio friends from Des Moines. Tuesday Rod took a ride in his '48 chevy. Yesterday he was able to visit with his favorite pastor. We plan to celebrate his birthday next with his favorite, a lemon meringue pie. 

This will probably be our last update for a while.  We appreciate continued prayers for him and our family as we care for him.  

Rod's kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Retired Rod Update

We just wanted to put an update out there as so many people have asked about Rod.  He had SUCCESSFUL brain surgery on March 21st and came HOME two week later after a short visit to the rehab hospital.  He successfully completed 6 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation at that time.  His first post chemo scan showed no progression.  Rod then started on chemo once per month.  He has since had another positive scan result.  He's had some hiccups along the way but is "fighting the good fight" as he said yesterday.

We cannot begin to thank everyone for the texts, calls, cards, messages, and positive thoughts/prayers.  He struggles to type on his phone or computer.  But he enjoys reading notes or hearing that someone has messaged us.  Just know they are so appreciated.

Rod's kids

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

i'a am at a home.  now.