Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009

During her oncology appointment they drained her abdomen again, taking another 3 1/2 liters of fluid. We did learn that the fluid contained cancer cells. The oncologist told us that there was nothing further that she could do for Judy and directed us towards Hospice.

Hospice came in and changed the meds again, in an attempt to make Judy more comfortable. The next few days didn't to well, as the changes did not work out. During the last couple of days things have improved and she has been able to eat and drink better than in a while.

Hospice has advised us that if she doesn't start eating better, that she will be gone in a few days. If she does, she may last a couple more weeks.

She lost some control of her bowels, and soiled the bedding, herself and the carpeting. Sharol helped clean it up and put things in the washer. We told Judy that it was OK, just part of the disease and that we were honored to care for her. She will undoubtedly experience this again before the end.


Syal said...

Our prayers are with your wonderful family. Love, The Syals

Mack & Karen Tarwater said...

Thank you so much for all your dedicated blog postings. The tears are flowing. May you feel of our love and concern. The Tarwaters

Mack & Karen Tarwater said...

Jerry...please check Judy's email for a message from me. Karen T.