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alison BS: alison needs your good thoughts (174* d) RE: BS: alison needs your good thoughts (updated) 15 Mar 11

Hi everyone

could really do with some good thoughts again.
unfortunately this time the news isn't so good.

Mark decided to go back to Ireland and see his family in January - while he was there he got very sick and ended up in hospital. He just couldn't keep any food down.

I managed to get him back to Australia - watching him steadily worse - by the time we got to Singapore he was in so much pain he ended up in a wheelchair - got him back to Sydney and within 3 hours he was admitted to hospital again here.

and he has been in hospital every since the end of January.

when they opened him up to try to do the surgery - they found that the cancer had spread to his bowel - so they closed him up again. since then the doctors have tried everything they can think of but it looks like the nerve supply just isn't working for the area below the stomach - hence fluids (that is all he can have) get as far as there, gathers for a while, then he vomits.

now he has a tube draining his stomach contents into a bag.

a few days agao they told him there is nothing more they can do - and are taking down the fluids and he is coming home for me to look after as is his wish. He just wants to get back to the kids for whatever time he has left.

Ryan & Shannon are taking it very hard - and I know it is going to be really difficult to watch their dad get even weaker.

telling them that there was nothing more that could be done is probably the toughest thing I have ever had to do

so please, pray, light candles and do the good stuff you do - I just don't want him to suffer

thanks for listening


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