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    Rest in peace my love

    Update: Today 8/23 at 2:55pm, my sweet man went to be with the Lord. After 18 months of fighting this dreadful disease, he went peacefully in his sleep. Not much more to say right now. They broke...
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    Ironically, coming off percocet was how we...

    Ironically, coming off percocet was how we discovered Mike had PC. He has debilitating degenerative arthritis in his left ankle. There is no joint the bones have fused. It's ugly. He was tired of...
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    I'm so sorry

    I'm so sorry
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    Mike is in his final days

    2 weeks ago Mike's brother came to visit. They had such a great time. Even went to the casino for a bit. Mike had hardly left the house for weeks prior to that. I was afraid to let them go but...
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    I am so very sorry. Mike has a very short time...

    I am so very sorry. Mike has a very short time left. I hate we are all part of this club. Very very sorry
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    Rough time for Mike right now

    Since last Saturday he hasn't been able to eat much. Heartburn, extreme nausea, diarrhea. Sunday night the diarrhea was so bad he went in his pants while sleeping and didn't even notice. He was so...
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    Ha ha I can honestly say I know how Emily felt. ...

    Ha ha I can honestly say I know how Emily felt. People look at Mike and say "he looks so good". Well that's only because you did not see him when he was healthy. And- just because they look ok (I...
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    Thanks everyone. I am going to ask the hospice...

    Thanks everyone. I am going to ask the hospice nurse about Ranitidine this morning
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    No swelling. He had it horribly during chemo...

    No swelling. He had it horribly during chemo last year but nothing right now. May try some Pepto see if that helps. Our daughter just came over and brought everything to make spaghetti. She...
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    Heartburn Acid Reflux

    Hi everyone just checking in. Mike's been in hospice for over 5 months now. Things were progressing slowly at first but now things seem to be happening quicker. The worst thing lately is it feels...
  11. I'm sorry about your Dad.

    I'm sorry about your Dad.
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    First I am very sorry about your brother. I...

    First I am very sorry about your brother.

    I can't offer a lot of information about his specific case but I do want to say one thing. Don't always believe what they say about how many months he...
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    Mike's doctor specifically told him to anything...

    Mike's doctor specifically told him to anything and everything he could handle but specifically mentioned burgers, shakes, bacon, fries, fatty foods- whatever he can stomach to keep his weight on. ...
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    I say the same. She should eat whatever sounds...

    I say the same. She should eat whatever sounds good to her. For Mike it was always hamburgers. I would also make him great ice cream shakes with real fruit. Whatever she craves is usually what...
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    I'm so very sorry...

    I'm so very sorry...
  16. Thread: Update

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    I'm so sorry

    I'm so sorry
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    God bless you

    God bless you
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    There are many charities to help with that cost...

    There are many charities to help with that cost if you do not have insurance. My brother, on top of suffering with Muscular Dystrophy, then had esophageal cancer. I believe it was the American...
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    Pain Med regime

    What kind of pain meds are you all using?

    Mike takes 6 10/325 Oxycodone a day. He has taken that for a while due to his arthritis issues. He takes 9 10mg Methadone a day. Then the liquid...
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    I guess I was kind of short in my response. What...

    I guess I was kind of short in my response. What sent Mike to the ER was extreme pain in his abdominal area. When they did the CT scan the ER doc was very solemn and basically told us the...
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    Not a lot. Many times by the time you are having...

    Not a lot. Many times by the time you are having symptoms bad enough to go to the doctor you are already late stage. That's what makes this such an evil deadly disease.
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    Yes I was just talking to his nurse. it's a conundrum because for so long constipation has been an issue so she does not want to change his meds just yet. We are hoping this is just running it's...
  23. Question about physical effects toward the end

    Hi everyone,

    So Mike has been on hospice now since 2-10. He has progressively gotten weaker every week but we are astonished at how well he's actually been. Now things seem to be changing. He...
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    Oh my gosh- so sorry.

    Oh my gosh- so sorry.
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    God I am so sorry. I am sitting her sobbing for...

    God I am so sorry. I am sitting her sobbing for you. I wish i could be there to hug you through it.
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