My angel Art was diagnosed with advanced renal cell carcinoma in September of 2007. He sustained a fractured femur when he stumbled getting off a plane, and it was discovered to be caused by a tumor. Further tests revealed that the tumor was malignant and began in the kidney.
Art endured 4 surgeries, 3 weeks of radiation and one month in the hospital and two more months of inpatient rehab before returning home in December. At the time he was being treated with Sutent, which caused horrible mouth sores, and nausea that was controlled by medication. I went to visit for Christmas and we were married on January 2, 2008. In February we discovered the Sutent was not working and the cancer has spread so he switched to Nexavar. I came back to Duluth April 26th and tests this trip showed the Nexavar is not working either and there was additional spread with a pleural effusion (sp) that caused a large amount of fluid to collect in the lining of his lung. He was admitted to St. Mary's on May 9th and had a chest tube inserted to drain the fluid. We made the decision to enter The Solvay Hospice House and he was admitted here on May 13th, 2008. http://www.mdfoundation.org/hospice/ It is a wonderful safe and peaceful haven. What happens now is God's will. We have an amazing support system of friend's and family in Duluth, New Jersey and from online communities that we belong too. We are blessed.
Just needed to reach out and post this tonight. I am sorry for my weakness,and hate to send any negative vibes at all, but I need you guys. *hugs*