Ray’s Story

Site created on July 16, 2019

 My friends need your help and support..... A little over a month ago Ray was experiencing shortness of breath and other symptoms. They ended up in the ER and eventually spent 6 days in the hospital while the doctors ran tests to figure out the issue. A week later, at a follow up doctor's appointment they received the news... Ray was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.The next four to six months are crucial. Ray has already undergone and will continue to have chemo treatments along with weekly blood and platelet transfusions.Two rounds of chemo complete, Ray is doing well but life is now a struggle physically, emotionally and of course financially.Please help me help them.... Share this with family, friends and anyone you might know that can understand the struggle. The last thing Ray and Linda need to worry about right now is money. Donate, Share.... Please.

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Journal entry by Carolina Moon

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone's new year is off to a good start!

Last week, dad had his last doctor visit and infusion. It was a very bittersweet week. It was very difficult to say goodbye to all of the people that we have been spending the majority of our time with for the past seven months. We are forever grateful for all of the wonderful staff at both the Piedmont Cancer Institute and the Piedmont Infusion Center. The infusions were no longer helping so we decided to stop and infusions/doctor care and start hospice care. 

Yesterday, hospice care began. The administrative nurse and dad's nurse came and did their initial evaluations. They were both very nice and helpful. Dad's mouth and throat hurt very badly due to all of the sores. He also has been battling fevers on and off. Other then that, they said he was doing well. His heart and lungs sound good. They got him more medicine for his mouth, which seems to be helping so far. 

This morning, dad's oxygen got delivered. This will help with his shortness of breath on an as-needed base. Then, the hospice social worker came by to talk with us and answer questions. Finally, the nurse came by for another check-up. We are all a little tired from all of the visitors this morning. 

We are continuing to take everything day-by-day. At times it can all be very overwhelming. We are still in awe of all of the love and support we receive on a daily bases from family and friends. We continue to thank you and appreciate all you do!
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