Hospice for Husband

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  1. teacherintexas

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    We have been battling a very aggressive cancer and it is winning the war. My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in October. Since the initial ct scans, it has spread even further.

    We just got back from a 16 day hospital stay where the goal for most of the stay was to get well enough to get home for hospice care. He had pneumonia, a fluid drain put in his abdomen, fluid drained from his lungs, and an endoscopy where they found that he has a large obstruction at the opening of his stomach.

    The doctors have told us there is nothing else they can do to try to prolong his life. The chemo has been stopped, and now his care is focusing on comfort. We have hospice nurses continuously with us for the first 72 hours and then will have bi-weekly visits unless others are needed.

    We've had to go through the scramble to get Do Not Resuscitate orders filed, will changes, and out of hospital dnr orders filed as well. It has been absolutely exhausting.

    Thankfully, my husband has not had much pain, but he has had lots of shortness of breath which leads me to the purpose of this post. I posted an update in the prayer section of this site, but I felt a need to get more exposure (which would equal more prayers) so I am also posting here.

    If you believe, please pray that my husband's shortness of breath will ease and that if he is not to be cured of this horrible disease, that his passing be peaceful and pain free.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Proud2BATeacher

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    :hugs:This is such a sad update, but I am glad that your husband is not in pain. I will continue to pray for your husband :(. How is your son doing?
     
  4. Irishdave

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    May God hold you and your husband close to his heart.
    I will put you in my prayers.

    I lost my father to stomach cancer.
     
  5. daysy_may

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    I am so sorry for what you and your family is going through at this time and will be sending prayers your way.
     
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    My prayers are with you in these difficult times. Here's a hug from me:hugs:
     
  7. msaly

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    You, your husband, and your family are all in my prayers.
     
  8. TamiJ

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    I just said a prayer for you and your husband. Cancer is a horrible thing. Thank you for confiding in us and asking for our support...
     
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    My mother is in the same situation right now, so I can really feel for you. You and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    You have my prayers. Breathing difficulties are just awful. Your husband fought a good fight. Bless you both.
     
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    I am so sorry to hear that you are all going through this very difficult, painful time in your lives. Your husband has my prayers for easy, restful breathing and you have my prayers for strength.
     
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    I will be praying.
     
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    Your whole family will be in my prayers.
     
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    We're all here to lend support. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    You have my prayers, I also pray that God gives you the strength to get through the upcoming days and weeks.

    :hugs:
     
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    You continue to be in my prayers; I think of you often.
     
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    You and your family continue to be in my prayers.
     
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    I will keep your family in my prayers. I am so sorry.
     
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    You are in my prayers.
     
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    OH, I'm so sorry to hear this... I really hope your hubby finds the comfort he needs. I hope you are able to find "peace" (I know that's very cliche to say as such a hard time!!! I will be praying for all of you!!! Many many hugs sent your way!!!
     
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    I will be praying for you both and for the rest of your families.
     
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    I am praying for you and your husband. I can't imagine how hard this must be for everyone
     
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    teacherintexas, you and your hubby continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Prayers from me, as well. I am so very sorry.
     
  25. teacherintexas

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    He is having a little bit easier time of breathing today. Thank you for the prayers. Prayers really do make a difference.
     
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    We continue to pray :love:
     
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    Glad to hear it!!! We are all behind you & him!!!
     
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    I continue to pray for you, when my grandfather died we had hospice in my house and they were the best, they helped us so much. Just remember to take care of yourself.
     
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    I will be praying for you and your husband. God Bless.
     
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    My prayers go out to you both!
     
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    When prayers go up, blessings come down.
     
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    Many prayers and lots of hugs!
     
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    Praying for you and your family...
     
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    You and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    You are in my prayers too. I hope his breathing continues to be easier. Sending you hugs and good thoughts.
     
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    Prayers that you and your family are being held in His arms.
     
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    I'm sending good thoughts to you and your husband. I'm so sorry that you and your husband are going through this.
     
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    I'm so sorry sweetie. I just lost my mother to cancer last May, so I feel your pain acutely. I do pray for a relatively painless end - and for peace for all of you.
     
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    God bless you both.
     
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    I know how hard this battle has been on all of you. My prayers continue to be with you.
     
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    May the two of you and your families be at rest in the Lord's peace. Thank you for sharing your pain with us all; your friends here are holding you all up in prayer. God bless.
     

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