News on KERRY...... Not Good :(

idlehunters
idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
Hey All......... This is part of an email I received from Kerry's wife Susie. This breaks my heart. She wanted me to share it with all of you.

Jennie





Hi Jennie. Things have been going downhill over here. ****, the friend that was staying with us the past 3 weeks had to leave. By that time Kerry could not support himself on his own legs....they were just like wet noodles. Our son Dan came the night **** left and then son Brad came Sunday after Dan left. I could not lift him by myself. I don’t think you can tell by that goofy picture of him, but he is 6’ 2” and weighs 180 lbs. I’m 5’4” and weigh 117 lbs. After a weekend from hell, Brad and I took him to the Rolla hospital Monday the 28th and had him admitted for evaluation. They did a MRI etc. and found that in spite of all the radiation that he had completed he still had a new lesion on his thalamus. The thalamus has something to do with the ability to move. April 1, he was admitted to a nursing home. He will stay there until we get all of the paper work and requests in for hospice care. I’ve been told that he will probably not last until Easter. He wants to die at home and I told him we would get him back as soon as possible that he would not die in a hospital!!!!!

I would appreciate it if you would let everyone on the forum know what has happened. Nobody has fought this crappy disease harder than my Kerry. We have great kids and they have helped so much while still trying to work and take care of their families too.

Please continue to pray for Kerry, that he has a peaceful passing.

Susie
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  • here4lfe
    here4lfe Member Posts: 306 Member
    Tears. Praying for peace.

    Best
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352
    OMG This is so sad!!
    I will pray for a miracle. I am so saddened Kerry is such a cool guy. This just breaks my heart. Thank You Jennie for passing this on. Tom
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    TMac52 said:

    OMG This is so sad!!
    I will pray for a miracle. I am so saddened Kerry is such a cool guy. This just breaks my heart. Thank You Jennie for passing this on. Tom

    Worst news impossible ! My hart is broken!
    Not too much to say. I will pray for him!.
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071
    Jennie
    Thank you for the update. I really don't understand, did they miss this new lesion?. He's been through so much, now this. What the hell?!, really really upset for him and his family.

    He's in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugss
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    oh no

    oh no
  • pepebcn said:

    Worst news impossible ! My hart is broken!
    Not too much to say. I will pray for him!.

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  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324
    Patteee said:

    oh no

    oh no

    Devastated
    Devastating News. I will be thinking of him and his family.

    Luv,
    Wolfen
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    wolfen said:

    Devastated
    Devastating News. I will be thinking of him and his family.

    Luv,
    Wolfen

    I am so sad, he was such a
    I am so sad, he was such a light on this board!

    Kathy
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Kerry and Susie
    I hate to hear this bad news for Kerry. Mets to the brain are so difficult and we've seen some evidence from a couple of other members who sadly passed away as well.

    It's heartbreaking to watch but I really appreciate the update and hope for the best for Kerry. I understand the realities of where he is at and having a spread there is a constant fear of mine as I know what the possibilities are.

    I want to wish Susie and Kerry some type of nice days and I'll still hold out hope for the better.

    -Craig
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    Sundanceh said:

    Kerry and Susie
    I hate to hear this bad news for Kerry. Mets to the brain are so difficult and we've seen some evidence from a couple of other members who sadly passed away as well.

    It's heartbreaking to watch but I really appreciate the update and hope for the best for Kerry. I understand the realities of where he is at and having a spread there is a constant fear of mine as I know what the possibilities are.

    I want to wish Susie and Kerry some type of nice days and I'll still hold out hope for the better.

    -Craig

    So Sorry Susie!
    He will be in my prayers. Please take care of yourself. Hugs, Raquel
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Please pass this to Susie
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know about Kerry.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Kerry that he may be made comfortable and be able to be home with his family.

    I also pray that there may yet be good days for him and the family.

    May peace surround each and everyone of you.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    aaahhh.... hard news
    Kerry and Susie and family, I wish many, many good moments for you in this upcoming time, and peace for all of you. Everytime I drive my tractor, I think of Kerry.

    lots of love, Leslie
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824
    My heart is broken for my friend
    Dear Susie and Kerry,

    I am heartbroken to hear this news. You are so right Susie...no one has fought this crappy disease any harder than our Kerry...and with an ATTITUDE at that!! He taught us about attitude all the time.

    My prayer going forth is that Kerry will get to his home soon and be with his loved ones in comfort.

    My thoughts and love are with your family now and in the days to come. Susie, I know it is hard and nearly next to impossible to do, but still I'd like to beg you to take care of yourself too.Kerry would want you to do that.

    Peace & love,
    -Pat
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Oh dear, such heartbreaking

    Oh dear, such heartbreaking news. I so love Kerry's spirit and "fight like heck" attitude - it's helped us a lot over the past year. Not to mention all of the belly laughs that he's given us! Kerry - my thoughts and prayers are with you and Susie. Luv, Cynthia
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    Thanks
    Thanks for the update,I'm very sorry for the terrible news.I will keep praying that he finds peace.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Prayers on their way......
    And I am currently working with hospice for my mom...they are truly ANGELS!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    its his time
    dear susie,

    please tell the old coote we love him and miss him and that I was worried things
    were bad as he was not here in posts only in our hearts.

    The attitude he demonstrated and lived by touched all who read his posts.

    Even today I just purchased victor frankel "man's search for reason" which is all about attitude. He took a brave decision with his op, he has given us so much more than we gave him.

    My prayers are for you both and also thanks giving.

    tears
    pete
  • angelsbaby
    angelsbaby Member Posts: 1,165

    its his time
    dear susie,

    please tell the old coote we love him and miss him and that I was worried things
    were bad as he was not here in posts only in our hearts.

    The attitude he demonstrated and lived by touched all who read his posts.

    Even today I just purchased victor frankel "man's search for reason" which is all about attitude. He took a brave decision with his op, he has given us so much more than we gave him.

    My prayers are for you both and also thanks giving.

    tears
    pete

    Thats just
    so sad i have been crying all day real emotional today its getting close to the 2 yr mark angel died my thoughts and prayers go out to kerry and his family.

    michelle
  • Luv2lunch
    Luv2lunch Member Posts: 270
    So Sorry
    Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Kerry and his family.
    Linda and Miss Ellie
  • soccermom13
    soccermom13 Member Posts: 224
    Kerry - you just keep on fighting!
    We miss hearing from you and want to know that you are sneaking out just to keep the nurses on their toes. Susie, you and Kerry are in our prayers.
    Many, many, many hugs!
    Shanna