Sunday, April 24, 2005

I'm Not Sure I Can Take Anymore

Mark's classmate passed away last night after a fourteen month long battle with cancer. He left behind many loved ones, but most importantly his wife and their twins (almost 3 years old, I think). His journey with cancer started about the same time our transplant journey started with Anthony. The emails we received from Ed, and when he was too sick from his sister, were full of familiar medical terms and situations.

I don't have it in me to write more now, but I will once I'm not so in shock. Ed had a bone marrow transplant (from his sister) between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2004. He was doing well, and was quickly approaching his 100-day post transplant mark. Then we received the news that he had relapsed (day 99). Then, he was hospitalized for pneumonia and was put on a respirator. From there, I'm not so sure what else happened, other than his body did not have the strength to continue fighting.

Please pray for Maydel and the twins, their families, and Mark and his classmates.

1 comment:

Moreena said...

I'm so sorry, Laurie