January 10 health update

Here is a quick rundown of what had happened today.

Picc line installed. This will make it easier to draw blood and give her medicine without having to poke and jab her every time.


Colon biopsy showed only dead cells. The oncologist said that this is because the cancer is moving aggressively through her body and leaving death behind. Sounds like sin doesnโ€™t it?

They rushed her in for another biopsy. This time they took it from the lymph nodes in her neck. They took 6-7 good pieces ๐Ÿ™ Sheโ€™ll have a nice scar.

As soon as they diagnose what she has, they will start treatment. My prayer is that it is by Wednesday. Pray with me.

She had a really hard morning with lots going on. She also ran a fever (103!!!). After running every test possible, the oncologist says that it is the cancer causing the fever.

Her oxygen dropped very low. (84!!!) if you know anything about this, itโ€™s dangerous. Iโ€™m grateful for modern medicine and the oxygen in the wall. I look up at this green valve several times an hour and thank God for it.

The pathology from the liquid they drained from her lungs came back negative ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

They may have to drain it again. Kristi is not happy about that!! A long tube stabbed into any part of your body sounds awful!

After we got her pain under control and her oxygen levels back, we had a great time. We have smiled, fallen in love all over again and embraced every moment. I am a blessed man!

We had a special treat this evening. Lily had her last basketball game of the season and our dear school and staff made sure we got a private live stream to be up close to the action. Lilyโ€™s team won and she played the best weโ€™ve ever seen. She played almost the whole game and scored baskets, assists, and cheered her team in for the win. A sweet friend even took some professional pictures of her playing. Kristi just held her hand to the screen and loved her baby on. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Lilyโ€™s mad ball skills! Go 33!

Well goodnight! Iโ€™ll update again tomorrow. Please stay tuned for a SPECIAL SURPRISE for Kristi Iโ€™m going to throw out there tomorrow morning. Iโ€™d love you all to participate. Stay tuned!

Ray Rhoton



22 thoughts on “January 10 health update

  1. Way to go Lily!!!! She wanted to be play for her mom!!!๐Ÿ˜. Continuing to pray for you through all these tests, pokes and prods which are so hard. Love you guys falling more in Love!!!โค๏ธ And we love you too so much!!!โค๏ธ


  2. So great to hear the ruling out of some major diagnoses! Thank you for keeping these updates coming! Praying with you all and so glad that Lily got to get out there and show off her talents! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป


  3. Our family is fervently praying. Iโ€™m so sorry. Iโ€™m thankful for a faithful, loving Father to whom we can commit and trust all things.


  4. Oh dear friends….you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God is our true ultimate healer….prayers daily from Clearwater, Fl. Love you guys!!


  5. Praying, trusting, and hoping alongside you all. Iโ€™m thankful that your family knows the goodness and sovereignty of our Heavenly Father . We are dependent upon the intercession of the Holy Spirit as we lift Kristi, and you, and Lily, and Max and the entire Crossen and Rhoton and Bethel family . We love yโ€™all.


  6. We are Praying for wisdom for the doctors, peace and comfort for the family and the healing hands of our Almighty Father to be on Kristi.โค๐Ÿ™


  7. Congrats to Lily and her team on the win. So nice that it was made possible for both you and Kristi to watch. Thanks be to God for the negative reports. Dissecting lymph nodes can take time, but praying that you get the answers soon so that treatment can begin. Medical bills can add up quickly. Please be sure to let us know in one of your post on how we can donate to help you. Continued prayers for both of you and your family.


  8. Son, Iโ€™m so happy that youโ€™re able to be with Kristi. Itโ€™s such a blessing to see so many people around the world coming along side of you and the family. Their prayers and encouraging words are a precious gift. God is so good and always shows us His unfailing love!

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  9. I am Tyler Gambleโ€™s Aunt from Jacksonville, Alabama. I am so sorry Kristi is having to go through this battle. I wanted to let you know that my husband and I are praying for complete healing for her in the name of Jesus! God is able and is still performing miracles today!

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  10. Ray and Kristi, we are constantly for you both. Our prayer is for Gods grace to strengthen you, his power to bring healing, and his wisdom to guide you. Iโ€™m sending out an email this morning to our church family to be praying for you both.
    We love you we Count it a privilege to call you our friends and co- labourers together with God.

    Mike and Kathy Harmon

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  11. Great update. Iโ€™m so grateful to God that you are there with her. Praying Wednesday treatment starts. I have every confidence in the world God will heal Kristi. The battle will be hard, you two excell at hard things! Constantly praying.


  12. Hey Kristi, It’s been a long time since we have seen eachother. 28 years since we walked across that auditorium stage to get our HS diploma. Can you even believe that?? Doesn’t seem possible. A fellow classmate mentioned to me that you are going through a rough patch and I just wanted to write you and let you know that you and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Whatever the Dr.’s find out, don’t get discouraged. My Mom has Stage IV kidney cancer. 5 years later she is still telling us all what to and not to do. ๐Ÿ˜Š lol! I will continue to keep up with how you are doing. Keep fighting and stay strong. Love, Traci Crofford Horn

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  13. Continued prayers for Kristi and all of you. So thankful she has you with her. I never know just what to say in a time like this. My heart hurts for you all right now but seeing how Godโ€™s peace reflects in your words helps us all as we pray for her healing and see your love for each other. We love you all!

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  14. Although things are still very scary, I hear great hope in your update! I have seen it happen before and I know that HE will DO IT AGAIN! We love you and praying without ceasing!

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  15. Ray & Kristi, I am praying specifically that you will know a diagnosis on Wednesday so treatment can be started. So sorry you are going through this. I have prayer warriors here in Kansas praying for you.

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