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arrowheadnation
08-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Some of you may remember back in January I posted that my mom had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Over the past 6+ months, life has been a series of trips to he hospital for chemo, cat scans, and blood transfusions. Due to her declining health and dwindling white blood cell count she and her oncologist agreed to stop doing chemo this past week. I hate admitting defeat but chemo was probably doing more harm than help. After a two day blood transfusion session yesterday and this morning, she came home this afternoon and was in pretty decent spirits. I called home and talked to her and my dad a little bit. About 20 minutes ago, I got a call from my dad saying that my mom was throwing up blood and was in the ICU. I immediately feared the worst but they seem to believe its an ulcer causing the bleeding so I'm going to head home tomorrow after work. Sorry for rambling but sleep is not coming easy so I figured I'd give you all an update and maybe ask for a few more prayers. Growing up I'd often wonder in my mind what it would be like if/when one of my parents were dying...now I'm living it and it's a nightmare.

**Update 8/17 1:25pm**We got pretty awful news this morning. It was not an ulcer. It turns out that her tumor has invaded her stomach. Doctors have basically told us to start preparing for the end. I'm just numb right now. I know I don't really know any of you, but the kind words are very comforting. I'd like to thank each and every one of you.

Buck
08-16-2012, 10:34 PM
Good thoughts headed her way.

rico
08-16-2012, 10:34 PM
I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I have often wondered about those same things and dread the day that it presumably becomes a reality. I wish you and your family the best.

Demonpenz
08-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Pray and be of service. All you can do buddy.

DaFace
08-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Sorry to hear, man. Hang in there, and I hope it ends up being relatively minor.

Frazod
08-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Best of luck to you.

ChiefsandO'sfan
08-16-2012, 10:40 PM
Good thoughts headed her way.

+1

Frankie
08-16-2012, 10:40 PM
I'm not going to pretend she will be well, because I know Pancreatic Cancer is one of those 6 month deals. I wish her a lot of comfort and you and your family great strength in these trying times. God bless all of you.

Buehler445
08-16-2012, 10:41 PM
Damn it. I hate to hear of suffering. Stay strong.

I'll pray for you and yours.

All the best

kysirsoze
08-16-2012, 10:42 PM
God bless. Prayers sent.

mikey23545
08-16-2012, 10:43 PM
Be strong for her now, Arrowhead, you can do it.

Good thoughts and wishes being sent your way for all.

chasedude
08-16-2012, 10:46 PM
Chin up and stay strong. Just be there for them both.

Lumpy
08-16-2012, 10:56 PM
I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I have often wondered about those same things and dread the day that it presumably becomes a reality. I wish you and your family the best.

This.

I'm truly sorry. :( She will be in my thoughts.

Chiefs Pantalones
08-16-2012, 10:59 PM
God bless you and your family y'all are in my prayers man. Be strong.

Munson
08-16-2012, 11:00 PM
Sorry to hear this.

Prayers sent.

Big Smoke
08-16-2012, 11:07 PM
Prayers sent.

Fritz88
08-16-2012, 11:30 PM
All the best.

Earthling
08-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Sorry to hear. Good thing you are there to lend your support and love. Prayers go out.

La literatura
08-16-2012, 11:50 PM
I'm sorry to hear about that terrible situation. I hope the remaining time with your mom will be more more filled with love and peace, rather than things like that.

Msmith
08-16-2012, 11:51 PM
May His grace and peace be with your family.

Chiefs=Good
08-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Prayers sent

Fat Elvis
08-17-2012, 12:19 AM
Prayer sent

Fat Elvis
08-17-2012, 12:20 AM
May His grace and peace be with your family.

This. Absolutely.

Phobia
08-17-2012, 02:35 AM
Put on a smile and be strong bro. Lots of mothers get struck down unexpectedly and sons don't get the opportunity to make peace and say goodbye. Sorry - that's my silver lining effort. It's not much, but it's something. Prayers and best wishes to your family.

spanky 52
08-17-2012, 04:28 AM
I'm sorry for your troubles.

ChiefsNow
08-17-2012, 04:30 AM
Wish you luck

KC Jones
08-17-2012, 04:50 AM
My thoughts are with you

Dartgod
08-17-2012, 05:16 AM
I am very fortunate to have two healthy, elderly parents. So I have no idea what you are going through. I can only imagine how difficult it must be. My prayers are with you, your mom and the rest of your family.

BoneKrusher
08-17-2012, 05:27 AM
Be Strong and hang in there.

bevischief
08-17-2012, 06:16 AM
Sorry to hear this I have been through the loss of my mom. Prayers sent.

Predarat
08-17-2012, 07:53 AM
Many thoughts and prayers to you, your family and friends.

durtyrute
08-17-2012, 07:58 AM
Stay up!!!

Many prayers and blessings to you and your family.

Lzen
08-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Prayers for your family in this time of need.

Rain Man
08-17-2012, 10:41 AM
I'm sorry to hear this, arrowheadnation. That's got to be a tough situation.

Dayze
08-17-2012, 10:41 AM
hang in there; thoughts and prayers on their way.

arrowheadnation
08-17-2012, 12:30 PM
**Update 8/17 1:25pm**We got pretty awful news this morning. It was not an ulcer. It turns out that her tumor has invaded her stomach. Doctors have basically told us to start preparing for the end. I'm just numb right now. I know I don't really know any of you, but the kind words are very comforting. I'd like to thank each and every one of you.

ChiTown
08-17-2012, 12:38 PM
**Update 8/17 1:25pm**We got pretty awful news this morning. It was not an ulcer. It turns out that her tumor has invaded her stomach. Doctors have basically told us to start preparing for the end. I'm just numb right now. I know I don't really know any of you, but the kind words are very comforting. I'd like to thank each and every one of you.

Crap. Sorry to hear this, AN. I just lost my Mom about a month ago. My prayers are with you and your Mother. May she find comfort in her final days, and I wish you peace.

patteeu
08-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Sorry to hear the latest, man. I hope it goes as quickly and painlessly as possible for her. For you, I hope you get what you need out of your remaining time with her, but you'll always have your best memories to keep forever.

Frankie
08-17-2012, 01:28 PM
**Update 8/17 1:25pm**We got pretty awful news this morning. It was not an ulcer. It turns out that her tumor has invaded her stomach. Doctors have basically told us to start preparing for the end. I'm just numb right now. I know I don't really know any of you, but the kind words are very comforting. I'd like to thank each and every one of you.

My heart goes out to you and your family. May her immigration to heaven be comfortable.

cdcox
08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
Sorry to hear the latest, man. I hope it goes as quickly and painlessly as possible for her. For you, I hope you get what you need out of your remaining time with her, but you'll always have your best memories to keep forever.

Well said. You have my thoughts and prayers, arrowheadnation.

Slainte
08-17-2012, 01:50 PM
Best wishes. Stay strong.

mikey23545
08-17-2012, 02:01 PM
How heartbreaking.

I hope our words can help in some little way. Try to find the strength to help your mom find her way through, whatever time remains.

Lumpy
08-17-2012, 02:14 PM
I'm truly sorry that you and your family are going through this loss.

I just said a prayer for your mom.

LOCOChief
08-17-2012, 02:21 PM
I pray for you and your family.

Idahojim
08-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Went through this with my dad a few years back. All I can tell you is to cherish every remaining moment you have with her. It will take a while, but the day will come when you can smile at the thought of her. You'll always miss her, but thinking of her will put you in a good place.

Peace be with you.

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Best to your mom and whole family arrowheadnation. Prayers her way.

Messier
08-17-2012, 04:43 PM
Sending prayers your way. My dad died of pancreatic cancer five years ago.

Extra Point
08-17-2012, 05:38 PM
Sorry about what's going on, AN. Hope and peace for you and your family.

mlyonsd
08-17-2012, 05:58 PM
Very, very sorry. Prayers and thoughts.

JASONSAUTO
08-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Prayers on the way
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KS Smitty
08-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Prayers and thoughts of comfort to you and your family. Stay strong.

DaFace
08-17-2012, 08:10 PM
**Update 8/17 1:25pm**We got pretty awful news this morning. It was not an ulcer. It turns out that her tumor has invaded her stomach. Doctors have basically told us to start preparing for the end. I'm just numb right now. I know I don't really know any of you, but the kind words are very comforting. I'd like to thank each and every one of you.

Damn, sorry to hear this. Not sure I can possibly say anything that will help at this point, but take advantage of the time you have and draw on the support of your family. You're in my thoughts.

Al Czervik
08-17-2012, 10:15 PM
Prayers to your Mom and Family....
So sorry for the bad news...

Peace