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Aug 13, 2019
Welcome to our “Team Laurie” CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated on Laurie in one place.
Laurie has been battling metastatic breast cancer for a while now, which unfortunately has spread to her brain. As you probably know, she had a brain tumor the size of a lemon removed earlier this year, and then started a chemo protocol at MUSC in the early spring. Unfortunately the brain tumors have multiplied and grown despite chemotherapy. She underwent radiation at SCOA for several treatments, however the negative side effects outweighed the palliative benefit, and that treatment has been discontinued. In short, it is a tough cancer with a sad outcome.
She was discharged to home hospice on Monday with comfort and peace as priorities. She will need to have someone with her 24/7 to keep her company, manage her medicine, help with meals and just generally keep an eye on her since these nasty brain tumors have thrown off her balance and thought processes. Although today there is a sweet family member with her 24/7, that is not a long term solution. Maybe you’d like to help?
We’ll set up a schedule of sitters and food providers going forward. Feel free to comment here or shoot Alice Ann a text at 919-612-4300. We’ll start a Bring Them a Meal link shortly. Laurie (who is currently completely food obsessed) had an idea of people bringing their favorite personal specialty to share!
Many prayers are needed for Laurie, Norman, Wallace and Nellie.