Friday, March 6, 2009

Youngest of 9

My great grandmother had nine children. My Granny is the oldest. Adam was the youngest. He was 49. The same age as my mother. He died this morning. Melanoma, was the culprit. They had found it last year and removed it. They thought they had it beat. Then on a routine scan about a month ago, they found it had spread to his lungs, and other internal organs. He was stage 4. The doctors gave him up to 4 years to live if the treatment worked. However, because of a heart attack a couple years ago, they didn't know if the treatment would work or kill him. He wanted to live and decided to get the treatment. The treatment caused him to start throwing blood clots into his lungs a couple of days ago and until this morning he was in the ICU. This evening I received a phone call from my dad telling me that Adam had passed away. My Granny's youngest brother, a good man, a husband, a father, and a friend lost his battle with cancer.

Please know the signs of melanoma and screen yourself. Look for moles that are asymmetric, that have scalloped edges, that are not a consistent color, or are larger than a pencil eraser. Moles that are melanoma may also bleed, itch or look inflamed. Use sunscreen PLEASE.

Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. This is going to be a difficult time for us but as a family we will make it through it.

17 comments:

Michele said...

Kat, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Yaya said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family.

I routinely have my moles checked.

Joanie said...

My condolences.

Lola said...

I'm so sorry, Kat.

Chris said...

Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.

Captain Dumbass said...

So sorry, Kat. Hope last night helped you forget about it for awhile.

OhCaptain said...

Sorry for your loss.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Your family is in my prayers, Kat. So sorry for your loss.

for a different kind of girl said...

This is a tragic loss, and my prayers go out to you and your family.

Badass Geek said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. Losing someone is always hard.

Thanks for the information.

2L3Bs World said...

We are sad about your up-date.. Please accept our condolences and prayers..

dragonesque said...

Loving thoughts, prayers and blessings to you and yours...and very good advice, thank you.
Wendy

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

so sorry for your loss and I always check my moles and I totally stay out of the sun and use sunscreen. I have lost too many to the C-beast.

*Hugs*

Michelle said...

Many prayers for your family Kat.

Heather said...

I'm sorry. =(

Mama Dawg said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

colepack said...

so sorry for your loss....