Peggy Evenson

Mom was diagnosed with stage IV Endometrial cancer in October of 2012. She had quite a bit of fluid from the tumor and also a spot on her liver at that time. Since then, she's had radiation, chemo and recently was on a chemo pill for over a year. On that chemo pill, she had excellent quality of life. She was able to enjoy life at the lake with dad and spend quality time with family. Since being diagnosed, she saw me (Amanda) get married in Yellowstone, a new granddaughter was born (Andy's daughter Mathilde), a family vacation to the lake, Kenna (oldest grandchild) graduate, many visits with all of the 6 older grandkids, saw dad retire (finally!), and many other positive things with the family. She was scheduled for a regular appointment on March 2nd. She was having quite a bit of pain on her left side, so she called to see if she could set up a CT scan. They did this and changed her appointment to Friday, March 4. Our fears came true that day when they said the cancer has now spread to her lungs, intestine and bowel. The cancer is also cutting off access to her kidney on the left side, which is why she's in pain. They sent her home and stated she was going on in home hospice care and gave her prescriptions for morphine. The morphine was NOT the right drug for her as it's currently Monday morning, and we're still trying to get it out of her system from Friday. It caused her to be incredibly sick, very loopy and she wasn't eating barely anything or drinking. We all know mom is a rule follower, so she just continued taking the morphine up until Friday. Dad has been a trooper throughout all of this. He's been by her side at all times. This weekend she took a turn for the worse. We're thinking her electrolytes are low and are hoping to get an IV set up. Even though she's incredibly loopy right now and very lethargic, she's still putting everyone first. She keeps asking if everyone ate and also giving dad hell. That's normal- so that's good! Over 40 years of marriage does that. 😉 Hospice is coming again today with new meds, so we're hopeful that she'll turn around. We'll keep everyone posted.

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