Peggy was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in July of last year. She underwent chemotherapy through August and September of 2016, which granted some symptomatic relief and was effective in dialing back the progression of the disease for several months.
In October she traveled to Michigan for a vacation on the lake with her children: Peter, Kate, and James, along with their families including her four grandchildren Clara, Izzy, Gregory and Adam. During that trip she was able to visit her childhood home and share memories of happy times spent sailing, fishing and being on the beach with her extended family including grandparents, aunts, and uncles in Muskegon.
Through the rest of the fall and winter she has been able to travel to Kansas City for the Christmas holidays and has enjoyed outings around St. Louis with her wide circle of wonderful friends and family. During this time, Peggy also participated two separate clinicla trials which were ultimately inneffective in fighting the continued advancement of the diesease.
In recent weeks she has become much more fatigued and short of breath, without the energy to get out and about. Because her treatment options are now exhausted, Peggy has made the difficult decision to begin hospice care. She will move in with her daughter Kate and her family on March 14. We, her immediate family, are so grateful for all of the help and support that Peggy's friends have provided in these difficult months.
As we begin this next chapter, we want to keep you updated and also ask for some additional assistance in providing companionship and comfort for Peggy. Please check in on the site to stay informed.