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    Loss (Lost loved one): To all of you who have support us in our struggle against lung cancer, I am so sad to tell you that Art died on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2012. He fought to the very end and always hoped and prayed for a miracle. He woke up briefly on Saturday and told me something was very different and that he was at a decision point. He knew that there was someplace he needed to go, but he wasn't sure where to go. He faded in and out until he took his last quiet breath. Thank you all for listening to our daily struggle over these last few months. I have brought back many encouraging words of support, hope and advice to Art from many of you. He packed more living in his life than anyone I ever met. Bless you all in your own trials.

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      Lost904

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Art.

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Marisa,
      I am so sorry for your loss. You and Art fought with such dignity. Our prayers go to you and your family.
      David

      over 4 years ago
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      Bashiemn

      Oh Marisa - I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Art. I hope that you find comfort and strength over the coming weeks as the reality sets in. Know that we will continue to be here for you and that I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending loving energy your way.

      Jennie

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Low blood pressure (hypotension)): We've been riding a roller coaster for the past few weeks. Art was almost gone two weeks ago, but then out of nowhere, he perked up. It almost seemed like all the energy that was being used by his whole body was being diverted to his brain and his heart to bring him alive and aware again. He's been doing very well for these past two weeks, but today I can see that he has again taken a turn for the worst. Blood Pressure is back down to 50/30 and he's falling asleep more often and very weak. He is absolutely skin and bones, but he has the will to keep fighting. The roller coaster ride with him is truly exhausting as a caregiver - I pray for the strength to meet his needs.

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