Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hospice House

Hi,

Unfortunately it is Kevin again...

Today was a day marked by uncontrolled pain and hallucinations thought to be caused by the morphine. Katie's condition continues to degrade and I had to make the decision to bring Katie to the Hospice House today. We have a goal to get her pain and vomiting under control then return home in a couple of days.

Sorry for a short and poorly written post but I do need some sleep.

Take care,
K

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

187 comments:

Shirley said...

TY for the update, Kevin. I know we are all thinking of Katie and you. Don't be sorry, Kevin. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. It is good to know she is where she can get the help she and you both need at this time. Hugs and care for all of you your way.

Terri said...

Katie is in my prayers. I also pray for strength for you and your family during this very difficult time.

Holly said...

Gt some rest Kevin and know that we're all thinking of you and Katie and the kids.

Anonymous said...

Please don't feel selfish about taking the time to sleep. Your family needs you rested.

Tammy Hershberger said...

No apologies necessary, Kevin... you get some sleep and continue to be the pillar of strength. My prayers are with your family!

Margie H said...

OMGosh, Kevin, never feel that you have to apologize. I am thankful that you can spare the time to let us know...we so appreciate it!

Get some rest...adding in my prayers of strength and love to you all! xo

nedclark said...

We are holding all of you in our hearts tonight.

Please pardon the inquiry, but have you been offered the Fentanyl patch for pain? It is considered much more powerful than morphine...

Jak Heath said...

Saying a prayer for you all.hugs Jak x

Theresa Momber said...

Kevin, thank you for letting us know. Please know we are thinking of you all. Get some sleep and please take care of yourself, too. Hugs!

Margo said...

I'm thinking of you and your family, Kevin. I hope you get some good sleep!

Laurie said...

Sending prayers for Katie and your family. This is my first post on Katie's blog, but I've been following her beautiful craftiness off and on. Hugs and love to all of you.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Thinking of you as always, and thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness Kevin....you need to give yourself credit for all you are and all you do and you can not continue to do so without rest....you need it and it is ok to have a break in order to be able to keep going. Hallucinations are common with so much pain meds but can be pretty scary for the caretakers who are experiencing it.....wanting to understand and wanting loved ones to be able to communicate clearly so there are not any missed moments...Keep strong, rested and you will be able to get through the next hurdle. Hoping that Katie's pain and vomiting gets controlled soon so that she can come home soon. sleep well, Kevin
Blessings to you and your family...

Linda said...

The Hospice Houses are known for their wonderful care. Prayers for you all. Get some rest, you must keep your stength.

Ren-Yi said...

keeping Katie and all of you in my prayers. thank you for updating us.

Edith said...

Thinking of you all and praying for Katie... Keep strong, Kevin
Hugs, Edith

Robyn said...

So sad....praying for you all. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Kristen said...

Sending prayers for strength and comfort for you, Katie and your family. I pray especially that they can get her pain and nausea under control soon and you can get some strength.

Marcy said...

Kevin Thank you for the update. I continue to Pray for your family daily!!

~amy~ said...

Thanks for the update...we all appreciate the time you take to let us know how things are going...take care of yourself....sending you, Katie and the kids tons of good thoughts.

Jeanette said...

Keeping yo all in my prayers!

Angelica said...

Oh no. Thank you for the update, please do get some sleep. My heart is heavy and my prayers are with you. Extra extra prayers tonight. <3

Caroline Hackney said...

Thank you so much for the update, Kevin. Praying for rest and relief for both you and Katie.

susanc said...

Thank you for the update Kevin. I pray that Katie's pain and vomiting get under control soon. My heart is heavy tonight, but I continue to pray for all of you during this most difficult time. May God grant you strength and peace. I hope that you can get some rest.

Jodene said...

Once again Kevin, thank you for taking the time to update us when I know that every minute is precious to you.
You, Katie and the boys are never far from my thoughts. Sending lots of love across the seas xx

Holly said...

Katie you are in my prayers and your family as well. God loves you all :)

AJ said...

So sorry to hear this, hoping they can control her symptoms so she can return home quickly.

Mary Sabo said...

Kevin, you are one special guy! Thanks for keeping us updated and sharing Katie's journey. I continue to pray for Katie, you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers your way.
Mary Lou

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I'm praying for Katie! Everyday, with all my heart!

Anonymous said...

Kevin,
We pray for Katie, you and the kids and all we can say is you are a wonderful huband and father and Katie loves you so much.....Thank you for being such a stand guy...Our prayers are always with you all.
Northwest Heated Mini Storage

Anonymous said...

Stand up Guy..... sorry (error)

Lorraine said...

I can't find any words. Please know that many around the world are praying and thinking of you & your family during this difficult time. God be with you.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, thanks so much for keeping us in the loop. We're praying for each of you during this difficult time and send our love and prayers your way. Katie has touched the lives of all of us with her grace and dignity and you exemplify the true spirit of a loving and caring husband.

Betty Boo! said...

I am so very sorry to hear about this Kevin. I am keeping you and Katie and your boys in my prayers and I really have no words. It is so very heartbreaking and I really send you and your family all my love and good thoughts and lots of prayers.

Betty Roberts

Jessrose21 said...

You, Katie, and your family have been in my prayers and my thoughts. Thank you so much for the update. May God give you strength and guidance and may you feel His loving presence and compassion, in Jesus' name, amen.

MicheleV said...

Always thinking of Katie,you and your boys. Take care.

Shemaine Smith said...

I hope you know Kevin that we are all praying so hard for Katie but also for you. Praying for God to continue to give you the wisdom you need to make these tough decisions and the strength to keep going. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you to continue to update us with hard news. It's so wonderful to read all of the support you have coming here to help lift you and Katie up. I will continue to pray for Katie and you.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

‎"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Kevin you are an amazing example of bringing comfort and knowledge to all of us when you need it most yourself. Please know we all wrap your family in the warmest of hugs and prayers tonight. God bless the Renz family!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Sending more prayers for you, Katie, and your boys.
Erin Cristofaro

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So many words and so many feelings but I just can't find the right words to say.

Thank you for the update.

N.

Julie Masse said...

Oh Kevin there are so many prayers being said for Katie and your family!! May you all feel the peace and comfort of God even in the midst of this. I am praying for you now!

judy said...

Kevin, thank you for the update. How
very difficult for all of you! Keeping you, Katie and your family in
my thoughts and prayers!

Carla said...

Thinking of and praying for your family every day . . .

Tammy V said...

Take care. Your family is always in our thoughts and prayers!

Desiree said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for letting us know how Katie is.

Anonymous said...

Praying for peace & pain free moments for Katie & restful sleep for you, Kevin. You all remain in my thoughts.
Hugs, Vina

Kathy Mc said...

Appreciate the update, Kevin, and by all means, you do need your sleep. Praying for Katie to get back home and for you and the boys to not feel guilty about anything. Katie is in good hands. God Bless You!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Thank you so much for the update on Katie. We are so praying for Katie and all of you! Love & Prayers! Leah Ann

Helen L said...

Dear Kevin, my prayers are still with you, Katie, and your boys, that Heavenly Father will strengthen you all. Please give Katie a hug and kiss from all of us. If there was anything we could do for her we would, but prayers seem to be all we can do, so we continue them. Hope your boys had a good Halloween. I sent a package to them, knowing that Katie would have done something special for them if she had been able. God loves you for how wonderfully you are taking care of Katie. And thank you for taking the time to let us know how Katie is doing. God bless you and your family, Helen LeBrett

Bernadette said...

I'm sorry to hear that you had to make this difficult decision. Please do take care of yourself so that you can be there for Katie and the boys.

Ryann Salamon said...

Thank you for the update. I know how hard they must be to write. Wishing you all the strength you need and more! My thoughts to you, Katie and your boys.

Sue from Oregon said...

Kevin, my thoughts, prayers and love to you and Katiebug.

Catalina said...

Kevin,
When you think it's appropriate, we would like to stop and express our caring in person.

In the meantime, please know that we are here for you both and want to do more to show we care very much.

Catalina

Joan B said...

Thinking of you and your entire family at the most difficult of times. I hope that Katie (and all of you) get relief.

KarenK said...

Praying so hard that Katie can receive relief from her pain. Praying so hard that you, the boys, and rest of the family can find some rest in this difficult and turbulent journey. I'm so very saddened. Sending you all love and hugs.

Jenny said...

thank you for keeping us update, you are wonderful to let us know... shes been on my mind and heart ... i am sending love and prayers ... i hope she can come home and be at peace

lots of love to you all

xo Jenny

Anonymous said...

Keeping you ALL in my thoughts and prayers.

WENDY said...

Thank you for the update Kevin. I pray that Katie's pain and vomiting get under control soon. May God grant you strength and peace. I hope that you can get some rest which you so badly need. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Healing Hugs
Wendy

Gina said...

There is nothing unfortunate about you sweetheart, you are blessed, and a blessing :)XXX

Made by Mandy said...

Kevin, Thank you so very much for taking the time to let us know how Katie is even though you must be so very tired and worried for her. WE have come to know and love your family and I cannot even begin to know how you are feeling right now.

You and your family are in my thoughts and I wish you lots of love and strength to get through this.

Karan said...

Thank you for the update, Kevin. I'm sorry Katie's pain has been increasing. I hope the Hospice House gets Katie's pain under control so that she can return home and have relief. You all are in my heart and my thoughts daily. Get some much needed rest to give yourself strength to continue on.

Michelle said...

Thank you Kevin for the update. Your whole family is on my mind all day.
I hope that Katie's pain and vomiting can be brought under control so that she can come home.
Love and hugs to you all.

Michelle

Judy said...

Sending prayers from New Zealand to all of you. I love Katie's fighting spirit and your unconditional support to her. I pray they can quickly get her pain and vomiting under control and give her some more quality time with you all. Wish there way more I could say but my thoughts are constantly with you.

Claire Anne said...

Sending all of you my best wishes. I hope Katie is more comfortable now. Please look after yourself as well at this very hard time. Take care.

Susan@Cardmaking-Companion said...

I have been watching for an update.

Both my mother and father died from cancer so I understand tha pain (both physically and mentally) you are going through and I think that is why I have been drawn to you.

Please send Katie my best wishes and as always in my prayers for you all.

Grandma Nancy said...

This is probably the most difficult time you will ever experience and I pray to God that you will have the strength you need to get through this and help your sons too. We love Katie and pray that she will be pain free. My best to the family. XXXOOO Nancy

KathyE said...

Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Debgem said...

Kevin - thank you for the update. Make sure you get some rest - you need all your strength for Katie and your boys. I hope that the Hospice is able to control Katie's pain. Keeping you all in my thoughts. Take care xx

Lisa S. said...

Sending strength and <3 to you all *

~*Joni said...

Lifting you in prayer...

thestampingbug said...

My heart and prayers are with you.

Koopdedoo said...

Again, I wish you and your family peace.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Continuing to pray for all of you. Thanks so much for the update, my heart goes out to all of you and your family.

Dawn B. said...

Thinking of all of you and praying for pain relief. Hospice is a wonderful organization. Take care and thanks for the update.

Cath said...

May the strength we all offer buoy you during this excruciating time, Kevin. We keep you in our hearts, and wish you, the boys, and Katie peace.

Christine said...

Kevin, thank you for the update.Katie, you and the boys are in my prayers.

Sheri said...

My prayer is for God to strengthen you and the boys for what lies ahead and for Him to release Katie from her pain and suffering. She will be such a wonderful angel for you all. I love you Katie. I am so sorry it did not work out like mine did. We talked many times about being "sisters" in this ugly disease. Kevin, thanks for always keeping us updated.

jengd said...

There's certainly no need for you to apologize- we all just appreciate your updates. Wishing you peace and a lessening of the pain affecting you all.

Kathy said...

Thank you so very much for the update, Kevin. I watched my mom go through this very scenario with my stepfather so I know how exhausted you must feel. Praying you get some rest, praying for strength, peace and comfort for your whole family, especially Katie.
hugs,
Kathy

Elaine said...

Thank you, Kevin for the updates on Kate. Even when you are exhausted.

My thoughts are with you, Kate and your children.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Your family has touched all our hearts Kevin, there's no need to apologize here. We pray that you all get some peace and that Katie does not have to endure any more pain. Sending extra prayers your way.
Thanks for taking the time to keep us updated on Katie's status.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Libby Hickson said...

You are in my family's thoughts & prayers.

GlitteryKatie said...

I hope you get some rest - Katie is in the best place, they will look after her well.
Sending you all much love xx

Sue Ann said...

Sending thoughts and prayers.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

sending hugs and <3 to all of you during this difficult time.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Kevin - I hope you have a great sleep and feel strengthened!! Thank you so much for sharing such a personal journey with us - it is a privilege to be praying for you! You, Katie and the boys are in our prayers! God bless you all! {{{hugs}}}

karenb said...

Kevin, thanks for taking the time to give us an update. Katie is so fortunate to have you as her husband. Your strength, love and devotion is evident in all that you do.

Katie, you, Kevin and your boys are in my thoughts daily. I pray that Hospice is able to help manage your pain and nausea, and you will return home to be with your family.

Carolyn King said...

Praying hard for all of you. Praying especially hard that Katie doesn't feel any more pain and that you all can get some much needed rest.

Marylynn said...

Thinking of you and praying for you.

lolo said...

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day for the update, we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kristen said...

Thank you for keeping us up to date. I was really praying things would bounce back for you all. Hugs and prayers your way!

IamDerby said...

Your whole family is in my thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to give us an update. Sending love.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you. Praying for comfort and strength.

Chantell said...

Thank you very much for the update. Thinking of you and praying for you.

Chantell - South Africa

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Keeping you all in all in my prayers...sending hugs to your entire family!

Barb- NICUGypsy said...

prayers continue for an amazing family. I know how it feels to stand by and watch someone you love suffer so much. You are torn what you want, peace for them to move on or desire to keep themj with you. You continue to support Katie and the boys with such amazing strength and grace, don't ever feel guilty or apologize for needing to recharge. Lots of love and hugs to all of you as the journey gets harder. You will always know that you did absolutely everything you could and she will too.

ErinM said...

This is unbelievably sad for me. I am praying for your whole family and for Katie. She is truly gifted. Having never met Katie personally, I feel like I have known her for years following this blog. She has taught me so much, and I can't imagine how much sadness you are feeling. Peace be with you and Katie and your boys. The thoughts and prayers of many crafters are with you guys always.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Kevin, please don't apologize. You are doing what you feel is right for her to make her more comfortable. Besides, they are there for a reason so take advantage of it and give yourself a break. I can't imagine what you're all going through and the tough decisions you've been having to make. You, Katie and the boys have been in my thoughts often and your family is very much loved. {{{Hugs}}} from NH!!! <3

Diane S said...

Praying for all of you.

Queen Mary said...

It's a long haul Kevin, God bless. Love to Katie

Lynda Benden said...

Sending thoughts and prayers your way! God Bless you all.

This Art That Heals said...

Sending prayers for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers, hugs, sympathy, support and love to you all.....

LaurieJ said...

Kevin, thank you for taking precious time to bring us an update. I hope that hospice can help bring comfort to Katie. And I'm praying that you all continue to have the strength that you need.

Whimcees said...

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for the update. I hope that you were able to get some restful sleep. Your strength and bravery for Katie and the childrn during this time of great sadness is a blessing. I keep you all in my prayers many times every day and pray that a way is found to keep Katie's pain under control so she can return home. Stay strong.

Sending love and good wishes.

Barbara Diane

Glenda J said...

Thanks for the continued updates. Sending you strength and wishing relief, rest and peace for all of you.

Peggysuez said...

Praying for you all.

Pryn said...

Sending prayers, strength, courage and lots of love and hugs!

Rhonda Miller said...

I just want to let you know I have been and will continue praying for Katie and your family.

Love crafts forever said...

My prayers goes to all your Family. I wish you all the best.
Hugs Nataliya

Marg said...

No need whatever to apologise you are all in my thoughts and prayers for the strength you must so need. x

Holly aka Toy said...

Praying without ceasing that the Good Lord eases her pain and gives you rest. God bless you all.

Stephanie Gruss said...

Many prayers and thoughts for Katie, you, and the boys. I'm keeping you in my heart! Hoping for peace, no pain, and a homecoming for Katie.

smhoffmann said...

We so appreciate the update Kevin. Get some rest and God bless you all.

Kathy O said...

So many pryaers sent your way. So thankful for you -- Prayer for pain relief for Katie and valuable time for memories each and every moment. Cross country hugs for you all.
Take care of yourself and let others help with all the endless tasks around.

Kelly S. said...

Continued prayers and thoughts...God Bless You all!

Donna said...

Thank you Kevin for the update, I can't begin to imagine how difficult this all is for you and your family and to give us little updates on Katie is very kind and thoughtful of you. I'm sure the hospice is the best place for Katie while they sort out her pain relief and hallucinations. Take care of yourself and your wonderful family. hugs Donna x

Shazza said...

thinking of you all Kevin and hoping that you can return home soon with pain and vomiting under control x

Anonymous said...

Lord, I ask you to be with Katie and her family in their time of need. YOU are the healer of all healers. Please lift up Katie and ease her pain. I ask this in YOUR name AMEN

Claire said...

Thank you Kevin, you are a great man to take the time to keep us informed in the midst of your sorrow. You are all in my mind and in my heart. All my love, Claire xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gentle thoughts during these difficult days, with prayers.

Vicky said...

Thank you Kevin, for keeping us posted!

I continue praying for Katie, as well us for you and the boys,
Vicky

anna1 said...

I will continue to pray for you all stay strong Anna

LouLou said...

Thank you so much Kevin for the update. I hope you had some sleep! Take care of you!
I hope that the Hospice will get everything under control and that Katie can be back home very soon.
You and Katie, your boys, your family and friends are all in my thoughts! Keep strong Kevin and know that you are great man!
Sending all my love across the Ocean.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Uplifting prayers of comfort for Katie and peace as well as strength for you and the boys. Hang in there guys.

Susan said...

Thank you for the update. Let someone else take care of Katie for a little while so you can take care of yourself. All of you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

chrisd said...

You are all in my prayers and thoughts and that the Hospice can soon find exactly what Katie needs right now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Kris said...

May you and your family be filled with peace, grace and strength for the journey ahead.

cbuswell said...

Hoping the pain and vomiting eases soon! Wishing for peace and comfort. You are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Blessings...

Carmen said...

Thanks for the updates. This can't be easy on you, and the fact that you take the time to keep us posted is really appreciated.

I'm sending the best wishes I can for you and your family... I hope that Katie can have some rest and get rid of the pain and vomiting, so she can go back home and spend quality time with all of you without the suffering.

Take care of yourself. It is the most important thing at this time.

Suzi said...

Praying for Katie, but also for you and the boys. I pray God will give you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead as you minister not only to Katie and her needs, but to your 3 remarkable sons. So sorry you are having to go through this and having to make such tough decisions. God bless you all!
Suzi

Sharon said...

My heart breaks for you and your family, and like may others I am wrapping my arms around your family with lots of love and mental support. Wish we all could live closer to give support in person.

Sharon Doolittle

Nicole said...

Praying for strength for you and your family. Praying for God to hold Katie in the palm of His hands.

Cathy P in AZ said...

Kevin - I am sure I speak for all of us who are praying for you that we are grateful you are posting at all considering what Katie is going through right now. Rest, pray and have great faith that God will guide you and your family through this and bring much needed comfort to Katie in this very difficult time. Constant prayers for healing and heartfelt love sent to all of you.

Gill said...

Oh Kevin, what an difficult decision you had to make. I do pray that Katie will be able to return home in a couple of days as planned. Sleep well.

Lauren said...

Kevin, I continue to pray for a miracle healing for Katie and courage & strength for you. I also pray that you are able to find the rest you so desparately need and deserve. Thank you so much for the update. So many of us are thinking about and praying for your family, and we truly appeciate you taking the time to let us know how things are going. May you all find the comfort you need, God Bless You!!!

Maria said...

Keeping you all in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

May the Lord comfort her in this trial and give you all strength and guidance in all your decisions. Sending you prayers.

Trish said...

Im praying for you all. Thank you for finding the time to update us all. Take care. X

Anonymous said...

May God's strong arms hold you and your family close.

Dian

ThePurplePlace said...

Please know I continue to pray for Katie and also for you and the boys.

I'm so sorry....and also at a loss for words...we are all heartbroken for you....! Please know how much we all CARE!

Hoping Katie's pain will be controlled soon...

Mary said...

May you feel the peace of a loving FATHER. Katie will receive wonderful care and respect while she is in hospice, they are wonderful with their patients and the family also.

KathyN said...

Thank you for the update. I am so sorry to hear this, but continue to hope for a miracle for Katie. It is such a gut wrenching decision that you had to make. Take care.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Katie and your family are in my thoughts and I'm sending prayers to you all. Katie is such a fighter and I so admire her spirit & how she has handled the events of this past year but I also know how hard it has been for her & you all. Sending hugs, love and wishes for a painless journey to her.

hugz,
Suzanne J Dean

Bonnie said...

Thank you for the updates. I think I speak for all of us when I say how much we look forward to those updates, however brief! Continued prayers for comfort and peace for you all.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

I will continue to pray for you all. I hope the hospice can provide Katie with some pain relief and comfort, and that you are able to get some rest as well.

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Hugs and prayers for all of you. Thanks for the continued updates

Dorcas said...

The love your family possesses is heartwarming to read. I'm so sorry about Katie and what she's going through. (what you're ALL going through) but I'm happy that she has had such a kind, loving supportive husband beside her.
Many well wishes!

Shelly Greybeck said...

Your family is SO lucky to have one another! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts for you and your family. I hope you are able to rest and treasure this time together.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

All I can do is send great big HUGS and all the thoughts and prayers I can!!!

Sankari W. said...

Thinking of you and your family - and sending you our love and prayers - praying for a miracle - sending Katie and you and the boys all of our love!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Sending you all my thoughts and prayers...and my heartfelt hope of a miracle x Thanks for the update Kevin...take care of you too xx

Deb said...

Praying for comfort and peace. Sending Love. Asking for a miracle.

anaRy said...

love and blessings. Prayers too
anaRy

Davi said...

Praying that God gives His strength and peace to you all. Still praying for a miracle.

ALTHEA said...

Thanks again Kevin for your update. I have my church praying for Katie and I continue to pray for your family. There are not enough words to say how utterly sorry I am for your families pain and suffering God continue to watch over you and your family.

jazzy pantz cards said...

God Bless you. Katie, you and your sweet children are in our hearts and prayers. Praying for you in California

Anonymous said...

Have been watching for updates everyday. Thankyou for letting us know how Katie is. So sorry for the pain and suffering she is enduring. Tell her we are all still praying for her and all of you and sending my love from Utah

KarenK said...

Hoping Katie is feeling less pain today and hope you've been able to get some rest. Thinking and praying for you all as always. Hugs, KarenScraps

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Thank you for the update Kevin. I'm praying for strength, comfort and peace for all of you. Hugz, Steph

kathlee said...

I know there are no words to bring you the comfort you all need, My thoughts and prayers are wirh you.
Gods Blessings,
Kathie

Debzi333 said...

I am so very sorry to hear your news, Kevin. I continue to keep you and Katie and family in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Deborah

Sue W said...

So hard for you Kevin, to watch the person you love suffer so! I know you'll need all your strength and are able to get some sleep. Thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

Believe in yourself and know you are supported and loved just as you support and love all of those around you. May this day bring you strength to continue your courageous and gracious work for Katie and your family.

Squirrellyshirley said...

Hospice nurses are angels, lean on them!!!

Praying always!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers to all of you.

Miranda said...

Prayers coming your way! Hope Happens!!!!

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

kevin, i am thinking of katie, you and the boys every day. your strength and grace has been inspiring through all of this. sending hugs for katie.

naturecoastcrafter said...

I know that my sadness and grief can never match what you are going through. I want you to know that the spirit of someone I have never met has touched me and the awe of a loving husband and family has overtaken me. God Bless You all.

Christine said...

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THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY DR BEN CHUE.

IT WILL DEFINITELY STOP KATIE'S BLEEDING!!!!!

Christine said...

I really can't stop emphasizing the importance of even just calling Dr. Ben Chue. He really could save her life. http://www.lifespringcancer.com/

Anonymous said...

Kevin,

Thank you for taking the time to update us.

I think of you, Katie and the boys often. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Please let Katie know that her giant heart and beautiful spirit continue to inspire love and kindness in others.

pattyo said...

I have been and will continue to pray for Katie. I am so sorry to hear that her suffering has increased. Words seem so inadequate, but I will pray for strength for you and your family.

Lisa said...

Thank you for taking the time to post. You, Katie, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I wish I could do more.

Anonymous said...

My heart has been so heavy from the first moment I learned of Katie's cancer as it was just two years ago that I worked with Katie in the MOPS program. Often we were the two that would sit on the mats with the babies and really share our "Mommy" stories. Since I am old enough to be Katie's Mom, it was fun to kind of re-live those years of raising my kids in our conversations. I remember her love of being a "stay home" Mom that matched my feelings as well. What has really struck me the most, is how life is so precious and we truly don't realize how quickly things can change.......and that any moments we have to share with other, may be our last. I am so blessed to have had my MOPS year with Katie and I will never forget her sweet and kind spirit. My prayers are with you all.........may God hold each of you in His precious Hands today and every day......

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that Katie,you, your children & all your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday! Love & Prayers!!! Leah Ann

June K. said...

Katie and Kevin and sons...I am thinking of you.

Susan said...

Kevin,
Please dont forget to ask for help....we and i think i speak for all of us, will help in any way we can, no matter what it is, let us help you so you arnt so terribly tired, we are all one big family and we will be there for you.
TTYL
God bless you all!

irishgreensue said...

Just letting you know that you are all blanketed in prayer in this difficult time. Praying for pain relief and peace for all of you. Kevin, you could not be anything more than you have been for Katie and the boys. God bless you - will continue praying !!

Beautiful Greetings said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that Katie finds some relief and that you and your boys can pull strength from all of us thinking of you.

gayle-rn said...

Dear sweet Katie,I hope your pain and vomiting are no longer a bother to you and you are able to rest comfortably.I have been working and today I was hoping to see a post from your wonderful loving husband;and he updated us even tho he has so much more on his mind.Kevin,may God Bless you and help you have the strength to continue to be as strong and as good as you are.I am sure you are exhausted but I know Katie knows you are beside her.I will as always continue to keep you and your family in my daily prayers and that the Dear Lord keeps you strong.
As always,
Your Crafting Pal,
Gayle

Anonymous said...

I am in tears. I've never met you or Katie but my heart breaks to hear that she is in such pain. I wish I could do something to take it away & allow your beautiful family to continue life without the monstrous cancer. I was so touched when I read how you both met & fell in love.
You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Peace & love, Vina

Katie said...

Hi, Kevin,

I heard of Katie's passing and I'm saddened by your loss, but glad she is out of pain.

You truly are both an inspiration

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