Topic: We're done...

We went to his oncologist at Georgetown University today and she said she can't do anything more for him. Nothing for his tumors or jaundice. She said that his main tumors were in the upper "leaves"of the biliary tree and are very hard to treat. She also said he has at least a few weeks to 3 months. The University of Maryland rejected him and I'm sure Johns Hopkins will do the same. I guess we have to prepare for his passing soon. Our family will have to be strong without him but we know at least he'll be in God's hands without suffering anymore.  Thanks for all your support and information though.

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I pray for your courage going forward, it is not an easy road.

Patty

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mybdm....so sorry for you to be receiving the news however, there still is John Hopkins, an institution very familiar with CC.  Please, stay with us. Sending tons of love your way.

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I am so sorry. I pray love, compassion, and strength will get you and your family through this.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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We will hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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I'm so sorry.  I don't know what to say.  Be strong.  I will pray for you and your family.

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Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family.

Carol

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i think you should not surrender like that. please go to another place for further advice, perhaps they can do something better. for my mum's case, 2 best doctors said they cannot do anything, however we came to another hospital and they have done a surgery for her. dont surrender, we have to fight till the end.

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John Hopkins rejected him too today. They said since his liver was so poor they don't think any of their treatments and trials would work. I just want to be prepared so I'm making Hopsice and funeral arrangements. At the very least I won't have any regrets about trying everything we could think of to help him. I just think the cancer was too quick for us to handle.

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mybdm,

My heart breaks for you all, and you are in my prayers.  Perhaps there are some alternative treatments that can help alleviate some of his symptoms and make him more comfortable.

30-something caregiver

11 (edited by marions Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:44:40)

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mybdm.....This is the most difficult walk to walk and I am hoping for you and your husband to be able to cherish the most precious moments of all.  Now, it is all about finding comfort for your wonderful husband and for you to have the strengths and support so much needed, at this very special time in your life.  Please, don

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12 (edited by JeffG Sat, 02 Aug 2008 15:58:46)

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mybdm.... I echo what everyone else has already said.  Love and memories forever.  God bless you both. Coming your way, a prayer for strength and peace for the remainder of this emotional journey.
Jeff G,

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Our prayer is for strength and peace for you and your family, in addition to comfort for your husband.

Joyce C.

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I'm so sorry you're going through this -- have you looked into hospice yet? They can make a huge difference, and they usually offer counseling and clergypeople to help the patient AND the caregivers. I wish you all the best in this trying time-
Joyce M

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We have talked with a Hospice nurse today who said that because his health is declining so fast she gave him only days to live. He can hardly walk two steps without his legs giving out and many times he is just bearly conscious of anything. We keep praying for either a miraculous recovery or a quick and painless death. He is in God's hands now. The coming years will be very hard but my children and I will manage somehow. We have many other friends and family members helping us. Thank you all again for your prayers and support.

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Prayers that you will be carried through this great trial.

God Bless,
Brenda

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mybdm,
We willbe praying for you that the endwill be easy and peaceful. That time will be coming for alloif us and it helpsto know we are not alone.  God Bless you and your famly in this difficult time.  Mary Anne

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mybdm,
May the Passion of Christ strengthen you as you begin this Divine part of the journey.  It does so hurt, but God will comfort you.  Sending up my prayers for you and your family.
Jolene
(daddysgirl)

"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain."     ~g. b. hinckley

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My prayers are with you.