Gary Carter has new brain tumors, his daughter says
Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter has new tumors on his brain, his daughter announced Thursday on her website.
"I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad," Kimmy Carter Bloemers posted.
Carter was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year and has been undergoing treatment. He had an MRI exam last week that revealed more tumors, Bloemers wrote.
In her latest update on her blog, she recounted a difficult week for her father, including Carter tearing his rotator cuff after falling in the hallway of the doctor's office, and having surgery on an open gum wound.
"He had to get shots to numb the area so they could remove a small sharp bone and shave down what had been bothering dad for quite a while. Thankfully, that area in his mouth has been starting to feel better," Bloemers wrote.
The blog ends with the news of her dad's worsened condition:
"Yesterday, we were waiting in anticipation for dad's MRI results (since they were being sent to Duke) but were told they would be in today.....dad had a difficult day and he had to rest."Just a few moments ago, my mom received a phone call from Dr. V at Duke. I wish I could say that the results were good..."Dr. V told my mom that there are now several new spots/tumors on my dad's brain. I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad. Dr. Jimmy Harris will be coming to my parent's house this evening to talk to the family about the next step. I will continue to keep you all updated. Love to everyone and thank you for the prayers."
-- Houston Mitchell