I am so sorry to hear this. Ours prayers are with them. Cancer sucks. |
: Some of you will remember Morrie from
: Pennsylvania, though he hasn't posted for
: awhile. I've been in touch with him and I
: finally asked him today if I could post an
: update here.
: Morrie has been battling esophageal cancer
: for the last year. It had already spread
: into the lymph nodes before he was
: diagnosed. He has had a couple rounds of
: chemotherapy and that slowed things down,
: but he was informed after the last round
: that chemo can arrest the cancer but not
: eliminate it. So far, no further treatment
: has been recommended.
: Morrie has been going to other hospitals to
: see if they see other treatment options and
: he has been pursuing natural health
: solutions in the absence of offerings from
: traditional medicine.
: Just recently, Morrie has experienced
: increasing difficulty swallowing, so he will
: be going in for more tests on June 19. So
: far, no one has recommended surgery, which
: is pretty extreme for this kind of cancer,
: possibly because the lymph nodes are already
: involved, too.
: As some of you will remember, Morrie and his
: partner Peggy run a wild life rehabilitation
: and education center. The great news for
: them is that they were just able, with the
: help of a major sponsor, to acquire a
: property across the road from them. This
: will allow them significant expansion and it
: will enable them to separate visitor
: facilities from their home and from animals
: that would benefit from more isolation.
: You can check their website for more about
: the wonderful work that Morrie and Peggy do
: for disadvantaged wildlife:
: Morrie hasn't been on the computer much
: lately, at least in part because it is baby
: animal season and they have been incredibly
: busy. For this reason, we have been
: communicating by phone. If any of you who
: remember Morrie would like to call him on
: the phone, send me an e-mail and I'll give
: you his phone number.
: (The phone number is also on the website.
: Scroll down a little to find a box on the
: left side with an owl, a banner that says
: "The Wild Life,"and "Download
: the Latest Newsletter." It is there on
: the right in tiny print.)
: Morrie sends his warmest regards to everyone
: here -
: - Murray