Posted on March 2, 2018
I’m updating this page at this time with great sadness. After the surgery in October for Pancreatic cancer we had many up and down emotions as we worked through all the complications that Rick had to deal with. We nearly lost him after complications with his blood clotting too much even with blood thinners. After nearly two months in the hospital,multiple stays in icu and a skilled nursing facility before being able to finally come home. During the two months at home he had a rough time with progressing in many areas due to further complications and many trips to the doctors office and the ER seeking answers to so many questions. During the last two weeks we were told they figured out what was wrong and proceeded to set up home health for help with nutrition. However during the night after spiking a fever of 103 ,confusion, pain we were told after tests that he was septic due to a blood infection. Antibotics were started and we prayed for good news. That was we faced a new set back. Informed that the antibiotics were not working and the results from the fluid that was removed from his abdomen showed abn cells. the pancreatic cancer that was removed in October was back. He now had stage IV cancer and there was nothing more they could do. Still trying to bring him home for his last days turned out not to be an option. Rick is currently unresponsive, not moving and his breathing has slowed down. Pain is under control. Family is at the bedside and counting their blessings to have the time that they were given. God has a bigger plan and we know we will see him again. It’s with tears and sadness that we ask for prayers of a peaceful passing for Rick and prayers for his wife Tiffany and children. We have had so much support from family and friends. Thank you and God Bless!