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UPDATE March 9-15, 2015 – Hello friends & family another week has gone by and still we don’t have a start date for outpatient therapy. David is doing so well but is just a bit frustrated with not yet being able to drive and not being strong enough to get back to work. It’s also harder than we thought to come up with small meals with high calories. He is now sick of my chicken and pasta meals but beef stew seems to be the top of his list. The beef stew also lasts the longest in the refrigerator and he can change it up with rice, noodles or eat on its own. Pork chops are okay but don’t reheat really well but a pork loin is much better, last longer, and the gravy keeps it moist.
Therefore, eating is still a very big issue, you have no idea how hard it is to eat meals every two hours and get the nutrition and calories you need to survive. David did try a boost to see if he could use in between meals, turns out that runs right threw him literally, so that’s a no go. Next he tried a High Protein, High Calorie Powder his Mom bought him. It tasted horrible but he managed to keep it down but it made him feel sick and very tired for some reason. He slept for just over an hour after that. I wish he would try different foods but his taste buds just don’t want it.
Doctors appts are getting further apart which is nice so we can rebuild our life but the waiting game sometimes brings emotions very high. We now have to wait for the PET Scan which won’t be until beginning of April. April will also mark one year since Davids diagnosis… Geez where has the time gone… I can’t begin to thank all the people that have been in our lives and come into our lives to help get us through all of the struggles. We’re hoping we get to see a lot of you at the Pasta Event to thank you in person and you can see how good David is doing.
Marti still NEEDS help with the PASTA CELEBRATION.
DATE: Saturday, APRIL 18, 2015
LOCATION: Mt. Carmel Congregational Church
TIME: 4pm - 8pm (serving food at 5 pm)
COST: $10 for Adults, $5 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 are free.
This will not just be a fundraising event but a Fun Celebration of David’s new life; Cancer free and no more Chemo!!! We still need help to get tickets made; get the event flyers out; people to sell the tickets as well as we need to gather gift baskets to give away. Most important Marti will need set-up & decorating volunteers.
More than ever we need financial support for David on his Journey to Heal from this Cancer & get his life back to normal; David cannot drive yet and is still out of work. Any and all donations go directly to “Wings of Hope for David Gagnon” to financially support him and also get him any extra things he needs to survive right now.
We still have Large or X-Large shirt ($20 ea), silicone bracelets ($2 ea), decals ($5 ea) and butterfly lollipops from Canada ($2 ea); these items will also be available to buy for donation at the Pasta Fundraising Celebration April 18th). Many thanks, and Big Hugs to all of you; Hold & Hug your families tight!
Beside the GoFundMe site; Donations & Cards can be mailed to:
Dawn Siedlarz-Aponte, 7-B Stonegate Circle, Branford, CT 06405
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