1 (edited by fairydrop Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:17:33)

Topic: New CT scan for John

Well we have a Ct scan Monday and see the oncologist Tues.
John is skin and bones now, sleeping almost all day and night.

They've doubled his pain meds and they seem to be doing the job. It's kinda funny though, he has no jaundice! He just seems to be wasting away from the cancer itself.

My Mom died of cervical cancer with mets to everywhere and she died like John is, just slowly wasting away. I thought he would have jaundice though.

John is still in denial and I'm really dreading the oncologist telling him she's putting him in hospice. He is so weak he just can't take anymore chemo.
How do I help him? I just want to cushion him and know I really can't but I love him so much and can't do anything to make this better.

Please just pray for him that he goes easily knowing we all love him and it's ok to go.  He's an amazing man who is more afraid of me being alone than his own death.

I love you all and Gods blessing on each and everyone of you,
Charlene

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Bless you Charlene and John.  I know this is tearing you up, but your love will sustain you.  There's just no easy way.  Praying for strength for you and comfort and peace for John.

Carol

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Charlene,
   We are all thinking of and praying for you and Jhn. You are not alone. May God's peace sustain you.

Joyce C.

4 (edited by JeffG Sun, 10 Aug 2008 18:21:28)

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Charlene..... Many prayers of support coming your way, as this emotional journey continues.  John has been has been a master of strength in fighting this disease.  I'm truley sadden that he is getting weaker.

God Bless You both,
Jeff G.  P.S.  15 Minute Zometa infusion and Oyster shell Calcium Plus D 500mg BID. If need help with bone pain.

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

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Charlene,
You and John have been in my prayers for ages and will continue to be. Remember to take time for yourself during this phase.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Charlene.....there was no detectable jaundice when my husband passed away, either.  Similar to John, he faded away.  My heart is with you at this trying time and I am sending to you all my love. 
Hugs
Marion

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Charlene,
Prayers for John's easy, peaceful passing and prayers of strength for you and your family.  My heart aches for you.  Please feel the hugs coming your way to both John and you.
Karen

Wishing all God's blessings!

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Thank you all. I know I couldn't have done this without each and everyone who has written with advice, sympathy, empathy and your wonderful prayers.

I will keep you updated as we go along our final journey.

We went to a family reunion last week that my cousin had thrown together just for John.
He wasn't able to do much at all but he was surrounded by everyone who loves him and was so very happy just to lay and hear us tell stories and laugh.

I love  him so much and don't know what I will do when he is gone but I know my family and you all will be there to help me through it, I thank God for each and everyone of you.

Much love to you all,
Charlene

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Charlene,  I am so sorry ... I wish there was something I could do to help you both.  You are an angel on earth for John and God will take care of you both. I pray for peace in your hearts and strength to get you through.  Love to you both and know that  we all care very deeply.  May God be with each of you, deb

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Charlene,
Our prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Brenda

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Charlene, John does know how much he is loved and we wish for him a  comfortable journey and for you to pull on all that strength you have shown through the whole nightmare. May you both find that peace you deserve and know in your hearts that he will not be gone but is only leaving the room. You have a lot of people here sending their thoughts your way.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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