Claudia Karnoski

First post: Feb 10, 2019 Latest post: Feb 16, 2019
In July we found out that Claudia’s breast cancer had metastasized to her bones.  She immediately began treatment and her prognosis improved immensely.  With each visit her numbers continued to go down.  Her doctor declared that she was near remission.  We were told that she would always have the disease but science would continue to improve medication.  We knew that the medication she was presently on would eventually stop working but by the time that happened there would be new medicines available to treat the disease.

In January we learned that the cancer had mutated and the medicine was no longer working.  The cancer had spread to organs.  She had begun to complain about back pain. A few days after learning the cancer had spread, she collapsed in the middle of the night.  She could no longer walk.  She was taken to Pomona Valley Medical Center.

She had a tumor pressing on her spine causing pain and preventing her from walking.  She had emergency surgery to remove as much as of the tumor as possible, hopefully allowing her to walk again.  She was transferred to Casa Colina Center for Rehabilitation in Pomona.

While at Casa Colina she went back to City of Hope (where she was being treated for the cancer) and learned that the cancer was very aggressive and that there were no other medications available to fight the disease.  In late January she began to have trouble breathing.  After a chest x-ray, we were informed   that her lungs were retaining water.  She had a procedure to insert a catheter to drain the lungs providing substantial relief.

On February 7, 2019 she was transferred to Citrus Valley Hospice.  She is currently there and loves hearing from family and friends.  However, she is often tired and struggles to answer all the texts and calls she receives.  Hence, this website was created.  We will do our best to update this website so you can be aware of her current status. 


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