Dear Family, Friends, Prayer Warriors, Loved ones,
It is with a heavy heart that we post today - to share with you all the news that we have received. It turns out that dads leukemia is back and strong- so strong that we are no longer able to combat it. The transplant was unsuccessful and he is not strong enough to endure or be eligible for another one, nor is he able to have any more chemo. So, it is now time to bring him home. They have been slowly tapering him off of all his medications here and they will give him his last transfusion today with the platelets that Daniel donated before heading home yesterday. They are giving him morphine to keep his as comfortable as possible. We are waiting on the final arrangements from hospice and the ambulance transport. We are thinking that he will be transported via ambulance tomorrow morning- mom will ride with him in the ambulance and I will follow driving her car. They will bring him to our house and that is where hospice will be set up. He was very lucid and aware when we received the news and made all the decisions and this is how he wants it. He is now less and less lucid, sort of in and out of knowing what is going on. Mom and I are at the hospital and staying with him, camping out on the recliner and pull down bed till we can get him home.
We want all of you to know how much all of your love, support, and prayers have meant to us through these very difficult months - you truly carried us through on your prayer shoulders. We feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many loving and caring people, and we will continue to rely on your prayers and support to get us through the difficult time ahead of us. Dad has really fought the tough fight and we all prayed the turnout would be different, but God has the reigns and we know His Plan is Sovereign, we just have to put our Faith there and be strong as we surround Dudley as he Journeys Home.
God Bless and we will keep you posted as we learn the particulars of the transport etc. Love to All