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Butch (David) Wolfe
Mar 31, 2018 Latest post:
Apr 9, 2018
Welcome to our Caring Bridge website for Butch Wolfe.
It has been a long journey for Butch and I this past year. February 2017, Butch started to experience stomach/abdomen discomfort and lack of energy. He was always energetic to get to the gym 5 days a week but was feeling a bit sluggish. In March, he visited a physician in Florida and they did not find any cause. In April, Butch and I traveled back to Wisconsin. There he visited the Mayo Clinic where tests were done. On May 25th, 2017, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer with Metastesis to the liver. Through the recommendation of the Mayo physicians, he decided to seek chemotherapy treatment. In July, he received treatment. He discontinued the treatments after 5 weeks due to extreme side affects.
The remainder of the summer, we enjoyed many family and friend memories. Butch's most passionate "fun", was "knees to the Breeze" and he enjoyed this with both "Therapy"(Springer) and Bags(Screaming Eagle).
In September, we moved to our "BBY (Big Backyard)" in Florida. There we enjoyed the heat of Florida and many more memories were made with friends near and far. In December after meeting with an oncologist, Dr. Gupta, he decided to resume chemo treatments with a different drug. The side affects of this treatment were minimal. He continued to take treatment until the end of February 2018. We decided to discontinue chemotherapy as it was no longer effective in fighting the liver metastases .
One of Butch's desires was to return home to Wisconsin for his end of life. On Saturday, March 24th, Butch started to decline with edema and lethargy. I proceeded to book flights for Wisconsin, hoping to get home by Friday, March 30th. On Thursday, March 29th, he was admitted to Halifax Health Hospice with hypotension and intermittent incoherency. Friday he had an increased appetite and improved blood pressure. He ate his favorite ... 2 dishes of chocolate ice cream.
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