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Update on my brother

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by Jill B, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Jill B

    Jill B The roaming Aussie

    As most of you know, my youngest brother Duncan was diagnosed last June with an aggressive inoperable brain tumour. He had radiation and chemo, another scan showed 3 tumours had joined to form one large tumour, so chemo was doubled, then tripled. About a month ago he decided no more chemo as it was making him too sick. His latest scan 2 weeks ago showed 3 more tumours; the doctors said nothing more can be done except keep him comfortable, he has just weeks left. He can't stand up anymore, has trouble swallowing, sleeps a lot, vision and hand to eye coordination are affected, plus more. It is so sad.
    He did make his 3 goals though; his DD's birthday last October, his DW's birthday at Christmas, and his DD's wedding last month.
  2. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Jill, It makes me very sad to read this...for you and for all the family. My prayer is that Duncan will remain comfortable for the time he has left and that you and the family will take comfort from the life, love and laughter that you have shared with him. Remember it is okay to be angry and sad and it's okay to laugh too! Hugs to you from me!
  3. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Jill, so sorry to hear this. So very unfortunate. No ... not "unfortunate" ... This SUCKS! Not fair! :doubledown:

    Am very happy to hear that he made it to DW's birthday, and DD' wedding and birthday. Know that meant a lot to everyone. Hope his remaining time is comfortable. God bless him and the entire family ...
  4. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Jill, I am so sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with you and your family
  5. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Jill, I am so sorry for your brother and your family. This will be a difficult time but sending prayers your way to help you find comfort during this time.
  6. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Jill, I am so sorry to read this and so sorry you are having to go thru this. It sounds like your brother has a loving family, one that has kept him going. I pray that you and your family find the strength to get thru the difficult times ahead and I pray your brother is pain free and at peace.
  7. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Dear Jill,

    I am absolutely heartbroken to read this. May God keep Duncan comfortable in the time he has left.

    My prayers are with all the family.

    Mary Ann
  8. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    So sorry Jill. Aren't goals powerful when there's love involved! Happy he got to see them through.
  9. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Jill, I am so very sad to read this. Prayers that your family finds the strength it will need as you all see your brother on his journey,
  10. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    so sorry to hear this

    thankfully your brother was able to meet his goals
  11. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    Jill, I too am so sad to read this. At least he held on for the "three goals." My thoughts go out to him and your entire family.

  12. JANPEP

    JANPEP Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Oh Jill I'am so sorry. I hope your brother is comfortable & at peace. Will keep you & your family in my prayers.
  13. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Jill, my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family. May your brother be in peace. (((HUGS)))
  14. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Jill, so sorry to read this. Sending prayers of comfort to your DB, his family and you and Rick.
  15. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry that your family is so affected by this horrible disease. May he spend his last days in comfort with his family holding his hands.

  16. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Jill - so sorry to hear this - may you all find the peace and comfort you need at this time. This is not easy for anyone! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
  17. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    So sad Jill. I know what it's like to lose a brother - hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  18. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    As do I.....:(:(
  19. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Jill, as the others have said, I am so sorry that your Brother is nearing the end of his journey here. How great it is that he achieved his goals. I'm sure his daughter is most thankful for the memories of having him with her on her special day. May the rest of his journey be peaceful and may you and your family find solace in the days ahead.
  20. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Oh Coz, I'm so sorry to read this. Please know that Duncan, you, Mum and the rest of the the Family are in our prayers.

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