Monday, November 22, 2010

Relay for Life 2011 is already underway and team Charlie Brown will be back in honor of our most loved Charles Brown.

In honor of Charlie our team has committed to raising 10,000 for the American Cancer Society to help support awareness and research. The ACS is the largest private contributor of funds in the effort to erraticate this most terrible of dieases.

Please help fight back and save birthdays...we pray for the day when no one will have to suffer through cancer like Charlie did. He would want everyone to keep fighting.

So in his name...I will not stop fighting until cancer is no more!!!

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Thank you!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Charlie...

You lived your life without any frills
plain and simple and easy and still.

In your death there dare no delay,
when angels harked and came your way.

You’ve found your peace and now you rest,
knowing of your life you’ve done the best.

The love you take from this earthly life
is freely yours given without any strife.

Hold this love deep in your heart,
for it is all we can take from this world when we part.

Please make a place for me there,
and I ask you to watch over with love and care.

Again we will be together and in God’s loving arms,
free from pain and sorrow and harm.

You'll know only a moment before you turn to see,
me standing along side you and smiling, my dearest Charlie.

Good Bye Charlie and God Bless…Heaven knows you will truly be missed.

                       Charles E. Brown

        August 4, 1956 – November 17, 2010

May you find peace in God’s loving arms.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rehab is not going to be implemented because Charlie is too weak and the pain has gathered too much strength. Charlie also has not been able to eat due to the pain and the medication needed to cover it. It is at this time that nature will be allowed to take it course.

If you have been following the journey Charlie has been on, I will ask now that if you are a spiritual person, for prayers for both Kim and Charlie. The road has been long and it has been a grueling one. It has tested both mind and body. Love is great and strong for both right now...they need our prayers to help them endure.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I was down to see Charlie twice this week, once with the kids and once without them. Charlie is still at the hospital with no real word of when he will be going to rehab. Kim told me that Dr. Potz plans to move Charlie once he has gained some strength back, but so far he hasn't really improved as much as hoped.

On Thursday about 11 of Charlie's old coworkers came out to see him and he enjoyed the visit with them. Then on Friday, Aunt Ann came out for a visit and ended up spending the night as an inpatient...she's OK. She wasn't feeling well and was complaining about feeling like she had indigestion. (Nurse) Kim insisted she go down to the ER to bee seen. Her BP was elevated so she was kept for observation. She was discharged yesterday afternoon and went directly down to finish her visit with Charlie!

As soon as I know anything more I will post another entry.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Charlie had a rough week last week...he was in radiation therapy 5 days in a row and it really knocked him out! He is still in the hospital today for a chemo treatment and then Kim said that he will need to go to rehab, probably as an inpatient, to get the PT he has been needing to help get him back to doing more things on his own.

Kim is also thinking about contacting the specialist Dr. Langer, who met with Kim and Charlie back in August. She just wants to make sure that Charlie is on the right path as far as the chemotherapy drug choice.

I will update again when Charlie is discharged from the hospital.
Please keep praying for both Kim and Charlie!