Apr 22, 2014 - 3:02 pm
Blkjak has been struggling for a while. The drugs that showed some promise several weeks back quickly stopped working. The rumors in his lungs have gotten so big and he was hospitalized for a few days last week. He came home on oxygen. Last night his breathing was really labored. So we went back to the hospital and he was admitted it the ICU. He died this morning. I am so sad for my children and myself. Even though he wasn't doing well, he really went quickly once he went downhill. He was so miserable the last few weeks and I am happy he is in peace. But I miss him horribly.
While I wanted to let you all know this, I also want to do a Texas Wedge-style disclaimer. Brad only survived 13 months from diagnosis. However, nothing about his case fit any norm for RCC. They could not classify his type and really felt that he had a rare and very aggressive form of RCC. So please don't lose hope for yourselves. I know he would want others to remain positive and focus on living.