Monday, October 24, 2016
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Monday, September 26, 2016
I am here in Portland, OR with Summar. I’ve spent the last two nights in the hospital with her. Today she goes home. I will be here until Friday, unless something drastic happens.
Prayers and hugs are greatly appreciated.
Below is Summar’s husband’s post on Summar’s Caring Bridge, and also what he posted on Facebook.
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for and supported Summar in her four-year Cancer journey.
Journal entry by PASCAL RUELLE — 12 hours ago
The past few days in the ICU have been emotionally draining. Summar has bounced back from a serious high ammonia level which is most likely due to liver complications both from cancer and the many toxic drugs which are used to fight cancer.
It is with a heavy heart to tell you all that we are heading home tomorrow with the Hospice team in place and are choosing to end Summar's ongoing cancer treatment. The one thing that stood out the most to me is what the hospice nurse said to us and that is it may seem like we're giving up but we're actually taking control of how we want this to end. Both Summar and I feel it is time to be home in a comfortable environment where Summar can live her remaining time with her Children, Family, Friends and Hospice Team.
We ask that you please respect our precious time together and I will try and coordinate visits as her health permits.
Thank you all for the continued prayers and support over the past 4+ years.
I'll update as I can in the coming days
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I have been trying to say and live by this prayer every day, which is REALLY hard for me because it goes against every grain of my personality. But I’m trying.
For once in my life, I am purposely being selfish (of course I’ve been un-purposefully selfish many a time, every single day) and trying to focus on myself and MY needs before others. Basically, I am just trying to keep myself healthy: Mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually as best I can.
On a lighter note, remember this?