Edna Millard

First post: Jun 1, 2022 Latest post: Jun 16, 2022
In August 2021 Edna was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic cancer. Shortly after she was diagnosed, she underwent 6 rounds of platinum-based chemotherapy. She made the decision to stop chemo at the end of 2021 due to the ravaging effects it was having on her body. From there she moved onto a protocol that utilized a pancreatic enzyme treatment and other measures. Things were going well on this protocol until the beginning of April. On April 1st, 2022, Edna fainted and was later found to have had a pulmonary embolism and acute kidney failure. During her 16-17 day stay in the hospital, she recovered from the blood clot and received dialysis to help strengthen her kidneys. Once she was brought home, her family (Ty, Andrea and Alisa) helped with caretaker responsibilities including medication management, helping her get around the house, assisting her with bathing, providing emotional support, coordinating medical visits, etc. On May 3rd, 2022, Edna met with her oncologist to get results from her latest CT scan. This scan showed severe lesions on the liver due to the metastatic growth of the cancer. Within the past week, Edna has made the decision to move away from continuing treatment and shifting to hospice care. This was not an easy decision and the family recognizes Edna's bravery in making this choice.