Update #15 on Barry Northcutt
December 20th, 2018 News 2 Comments

Since the last update a week ago, Dad was able to go to his appointment with the melanoma specialist last Friday (12/14) and he did the first treatment of the immunotherapy, but it took everything that he had to get there and back. Since then, he has completely lost all strength and ability to move himself, and he has continued to decline very rapidly.

On Monday (12/17), after a long visit and assessment of Dad’s condition by the palliative care doctor, mom made the very difficult decision to not continue with the immunotherapy treatments and to call in hospice for care. Our focus now is to try to make Dad as comfortable as possible while we wait for the Lord’s timing when he will meet his Saviour face to face.

My family and I flew down to NC yesterday (12/18) and plan to be here as long as needed. We covet your prayers greatly during this time. Please pray for all of us, but especially for Mom that God’s grace and presence will be felt in a very real and special way at this time.

In closing I wanted to share a testimony about the kind of man that my Dad is. One of the amazing things through all of this is that I never once heard Dad complain about any of the pain or anything that he is going through. Even when he was admitted to the hospital after he had received the initial diagnosis, I saw him (once he was able) reading his Bible on his phone, and specifically looking up verses about rejoicing. God’s grace to Dad has been very evident, and I am resting in my Heavenly Father to carry us through with that same grace as well.


  1. David J. Caldwell says:
    Posted on December 22, 2018

    You all are in our prayers. The Beaverton Alabama Church of God congregation is also praying for God’s strength be shed upon you all.

  2. Mike McGee says:
    Posted on December 23, 2018

    Your dad and I did everything together in highschool. You may not remember, but you and your family visited us in Cookeville years ago. I love him dearly and am confident to leave him and your family in God’s loving care. Please tell him how much I cherish his friendship.

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