DH update (might be long)
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|Sun, 12-14-2003 - 11:33am|
O.K. Ladies, things have changed very, very quickly and for the worse. Devin went to the doctor Wednesday and he was very blunt with us. It had to be very painful for the doctor since he has known Devin for over 7 years. He told us that the chemo was not working and the tumor was growing. He suggested calling in hospice and taking a different chemo. He also put him on the Thalimode at a very small dosage.
Devin has signed a DNR and he has agreed to go to a Living with Dying class at Gilda's. He has a reached an unbelievable level of acceptance. It is a true Christmas miracle. We are, of course, heartbroken but we all knew it was coming.
This weekend he has seemed to decrease physically very quickly. He went from walking with a cane to using a wheelchair in the space of days. He has fallen numerous times and I have two people at the house at all times. It takes two people to manage him.