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Welcome to Wanda Gunn's CaringBridge website, designed to keep friends and family updated about her journey. Please visit often to read the latest journal entries and write her a note in the guestbook.



On Wednesday, February 9, Mrs. Gunn saw her primary physician complaining of lack of appetite and feeling bloated. He ordered blood work and a scan; she met with other doctors, had additional blood work and more scans.  On Tuesday, February 22, she had surgery for primary peritoneal cancer. The surgeon was pleased with the surgery and felt that he removed about 80% of the cancerous tissue.  She did well following the surgery and after a brief stay in the hospital went home.  However, she experienced problems eating and was readmitted to the hospital on Monday, March 21 to deal with the nutritional issues.  Additional scans have revealed that the source of the cancer is the pancreas.

 

She had her first chemo treatment on Friday, April 1. So far she has tolerated the chemo with no adverse reactions. She remains hospitalized to deal with the nutrition problems.

 

Her spirits are good.  She’s Wanda Gunn - the only person we know who can look good in a hospital gown!  Although she does not have the energy for visitors right now, she does enjoy reading your cards, emails, and guestbook posts. Cards and notes of encouragement can be mailed to Wanda Gunn, DuBuis Hospital, One Saint Mary Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.

 

Please pray for her and for the doctors, nurses and dieticians who are taking care of her. 

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cathy cogley signed Wanda's Guestbook.

Mr. Reggie and family, This is a sorrowful and joyous time. Our hearts are hurting for your loss, but our heads know that Mrs. Wanda is in the arms of her Savior and ... Read more

Frank Hendrick signed Wanda's Guestbook.

To paraphrase Shakespeare, "Farewell sweet princess. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Sincere condolences to the Gunn family. I shall keep you in ... Read more

SABRE CASH signed Wanda's Guestbook.

I DID NOT KNOW YOU PERSONALLY, BUT I ALWAYS HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOU. PEOPLE HELD YOU IN HIGH REGARDS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE! THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY!  Read more

Veronica Evans signed Wanda's Guestbook.

I will never forget the first time that I met Mrs. Gunn.  I was at an inservice for new teachers in Caddo Parish.  I thought that Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus ... Read more

Phyllis Leone signed Wanda's Guestbook.

Wanda has received our Father's ultimate healing.  Thanks be to God.  My thoughts and prayers are with Reggie and Wanda's family as well as Anne and Cooper.    Lovingly, Read more

Virgie Dronet signed Wanda's Guestbook.

Cooper, Anne, and Reggie, Thank you for allowing us to "be with Wanda" these last few weeks of her earthly life through CaringBridge. All of her personal and ... Read more

Linda Hammond signed Wanda's Guestbook.

There are so many saddened hearts out here.  Many of us thought Wanda would beat this. She was known for her strength and tenacity.  Unfortunately, cancer is so ... Read more

Jackie Lansdale signed Wanda's Guestbook.

There is no doubt how you left our world and entered Heaven's gate- with that same stoic grace that defined you. That is how I will always remember you. Much love and ... Read more

Nadalie Thomas signed Wanda's Guestbook.

Our prayers were with Wanda and Reggie at the 5:00 PM mass today. May God strengthen you Reggie as Wanda begins a new journey with the Lord. God Bless You and your family ... Read more

Susan Shofner signed Wanda's Guestbook.

Our loss is heaven's gain. I thank God and your family for sharing you with us. Love, Susan Read more

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