Friday, October 24, 2008


I always hate to post somber news, but I know there are a lot of people wondering how Marcus is doing. He really is deteriorating fast. We are pretty sure that he could "go" at anytime now. He is so week, unable to see or even speak much. His breathing is getting more and more erratic and his pulse is fast and unstable. He has been in more pain, so we are adjusting his meds to keep him more comfortable. He mostly sleeps, he doesn't eat and only has very few fluids since he can't swallow much. We are just praying that he goes quickly so he doesn't suffer.

Thanks to all those who are getting Marcus's name out there for good thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all the well wishes, comments and prayers you have left here and on his carepage. It is so wonderful to see how many love and care for us and especially Marcus.


[Somebody Loved] said...

Came here to your blog from [Life With Little Boys] I will pray for Marcus & your whole family.
Sheila, Nevada

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you everyday since I found your blog a few weeks ago. I was wondering how Marcus had been doing. I pray not only for Marcus but for you as well. No mother should go through watching their child lose his life. May the Lord keep you close to his heart and give you all the strength you will need at this very sad time. Sandy in Leonardtown, MD.

Heather said...

I just wanted to let you know that I got the update from Care pages today and then saw your blog address as a visitor on my blog when I clicked on it, it brought me here.

When I read your care page update today it put me in tears once again.

I know I do not even know you, but I am really praying for peace for Marcus and your family! I can not imagine the pain, you are in right now. I know God has a reason, and a purpose for this, and he will give you all the strength to endure!

I am an RN, so I have great understanding of where Marcus is right now, and I hope and pray the pain medication is keeping him comforatble, and the Angels will guide him to his savior soon!

Heather Schlatter

Jean said...

I, too, have been keeping up with yours and Nancy's blog frequently. You and Marcus are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord grant you divine comfort and strength during this very difficult time.
Jean in Singapore

marciad said...

Just found your blog. Praying for your family and Marcus.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marcus, Karen and family.
I am a friend of Nancy's.
I just wanted to let you guys know that you are not alone, nor forgotten.
I have been praying for Marcus and will continue praying for Marcus and your family. Trudy

debbie said...

just popped by after reading Nancys Message,, sending love and hugs to you all at this most difficult time, Marcus has been so very Brave as you all have..

wishing everything is paifree and peacfull for Marcus

love and hugs to you all

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and warm thoughts for comfort and peace for Marcus and your family.

Tammy said...


I wanted to stop by and say that Marcus and your family have remained in our thoughts and prayers. I can only speak from experience that I know the heartache of losing a child and know that there are no words that can take away the pain you are all feeling right now.

The magnitude of peace that we were able to feel from Zoë after she passed away was amazing and unexplainable and I know that she is now shining bright on us from the other side.

May peace bring Marcus and your family comfort in the last days you have with him here on earth and may he forever be in your hearts.

Wishing Marcus and your family peace and strength...


~Tammy, Proud Mom to: Zoë (Forever 5), Zurik and Payge

Melanie said...

I am praying for every one in your family. Thank you for the update, you have all been on my mind.

Susan said...

Melanie published your link again and I wanted you to know I am praying for your family from Australia. May the Lord grant all of you His great love and mercy at this time.

Jukie said...

My heart goes out to you all at this heartbreaking time.

Monica said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Marcus and your entire family.

The Farmer's Wife said...


My heart and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Your mom has kept me posted. I shed tears with you when I got the email from your Mom. You have been through so much and I know that Marcus knew of your committment to him. I have sweet memories of he and Jordan playing togther as little boys. Oh how time passes. Please know of our love for your and your family.

Hugs from Mexico!
Shelley Jones