Find updates on the health status of Danny Box here. We will do our best to maintain up-to-date information and prayer requests.
Danny is happy to report that his hemoglobin level is back to normal and he will not require any chemotherapy. He is back in the office about three-quarters time now as he continues his recovery for two more weeks. He deeply appreciates everyone’s care, prayer and support.
Danny received results from his PET scan test they did after the surgery and everything is clear. Praise God for this great report! It'll be another few weeks before the genetic test results are in which will determine the need for further treatment.
Danny was discharged from the hospital yesterday, Father's Day! What a gift! He is at home continuing the recoving process. They are still waiting to find out if a further treatment plan is necessary. Thank you for your prayers!
Great news: They didn't find cancer anywhere else other than tumor. 14 lymph nodes were completely clean so that is huge news!! We praise God for this good news!!!!
Praise: Danny was able to stand up a couple times today and sit in a chair! Healing will take some time but this is great progress the day after surgery!
Praise: Danny is out of surgery and all went well. They removed a 2 foot section of his colon and removed a pretty hefty tumor but feel they were able to remove all the cancer with clear margins.
Pray: Please pray for no blood loss and no infection.
Danny will remain in the hospital for 5-7 days. More information about his treatment plan should available on Friday. For the time being only family will be allowed to visit.
Danny's surgery to remove the tumor will be at 8:30am tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/13). It will last about three hours and he will stay in the hospital for 5-7 days. Please pray for successful surgery and a clear treatment plan. Continue seeking God to find how He is using this to bring Himself glory!
Danny reports that God is moving in response to the prayers of His people. His hemoglobin level has bounced back to a healthy level of 10 for his surgery. Second, God has now clearly revealed that the tumor is cancerous and has finalized the next step of treatment. Danny will be admitted to the hospital on Monday (June 12) and surgery will be Tuesday (time yet to be determined). Danny & Kathy remain optimistic in the Lord with a very positive prognosis. His ears and eyes are open to how God might use this for His glory. He wishes to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support and prayer.
He's free from the hospital for the time being! Still waiting on the pathology report. Surgery is expected to be later into next week.
No pathology report yet, but doctors want to move forward with surgery to remove the tumor from his colon after his hemoglobin reaches at least 10 (normal is 15, his is at 7). Surgery is planned for next week. In the meantime, he is being discharged from the hospital today.
Danny has not yet received the pathology results but hopes to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Surgery will be in the next 1-2 weeks depending on his blood count. Pray that the blood count continues to go up and stays at a healthy level so they can do the surgery.
Our lead pastor, Danny Box was admitted to the hospital on Thursday June 1 with symptoms of anemia. Testing revealed a tumor in his colon. He is waiting for results of the pathology report which may be available as early as Monday. Please join us in praying that the tumor is benign. Danny asks that you join him in seeking God with the question, "What are you up to here?"
For the time being Danny prefers visits only from family members. For further communication please contact Rachel Parkhurst.