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Kay posted this April 10...
UPDATE: Gary and I visited the oncologist today and were told that there was nothing further that can be done for Gary except to keep him comfortable. The doctor told Gary that the most appropriate way was for him (doctor) to order hospice.
Gary started crying just a little bit, but said he agreed. The doctor told us he had never, in his long career in cancer treatment, seen anyone as brave as Gary has been. I felt so proud of Gary. GOD, we have NO IDEA what is going on in Gary's mind!
Gary's family will be filtering in again, starting tomorrow afternoon. Hospice will be here in the afternoon as well. GOD, this is scary!
Thank you for your continued love and prayers - it has been, and continues to be, a gift to us!
This was posted April 12...
Two of Gary's sisters just left after a short visit. They installed a 'rain' shower in the m/b shower stall, because the hospice aide will be giving him a shower in the morning. We thought that was very nice!
Gary's chemo nurse and the hospice nurse both agreed that Gary would be with us less than two weeks, and more than likely just a few days. He's showing all the classic signs of his body shutting down. This is so hard for all of us, as he is no longer eating or drinking, he is almost too weak to walk - they say all things happen for a reason, but this one has me baffled!