Douglas Kauffman

First post: Jun 16, 2020 Latest post: Sep 15, 2022
Our journey started about a year ago when Doug had found a spot on his back. He asked me what it was and I said you should get that looked at. Within a few days he had an appointment and they sent it off to be tested. I can remember the day he walked through the door and I was standing at the sink. He said "I have cancer." We were very scared. As we processed we had high hopes. He had surgery to remove the Melanoma. I remember clearly the surgeon telling us that Melanoma can be very tricky and aggressive. He had been on immunotherapy and several other treatments to try to keep it at bay. It was a roller coaster no one should have to ride. The news the last couple months was never good. It seemed like one thing after another. The Melanoma had spread to his skull and other parts of his body. It quickly spread to his brain. He had spent 4 days  in the hospital of which we could not visit him. He came home for about two days and went back for gamma knife radiation to his brain. This failed to do it's job and suddenly we are putting time on his life. Three two six months. He ends up in the Hospital again. This time only one person a day could see him. It quickly went from 3-6 months to weeks . He only wanted to be at home with his family for his remaining time. I got him home as soon as I could. He was home with us for a week and a day before he passed. I was glad I could give him what he desired. He passed away with total peace. He told anyone he could that he felt very at peace. What a man. We Love you Douglas.

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