Gladstone Trott Cancer Expenses

$3,605 of $20k goal

Raised by 49 people in 2 months
Margaret M Trott  ASBURY PARK, NJ
TO BENEFIT GLADSTONE TROTT
Gladstone has been a local musician at the Jersey Shore for more then 45 years. He has played with numerous big bands, smaller groups, as well as single piano. Gladstone has worn many hats over the years, Organist and Choir Master at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Asbury Park, Director Emeritus of the Downtown Glee Club New York City, as well as teaching in both a private and public sector. Most recently he has been playing with Wilbur Wittemann and The Lakewood Jazz Orchestra, The Manasquan River Golf Club , and The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake.
Gladstone was stricken with colorectal cancer in November of 2011, he was treated and was in remission until May of 2015. Since that time he has been undergoing treatment of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and CINJ at RWJ in New Brunswick. He has been hospitalized since Dec 2nd, 2016.
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Update 5
Posted by Margaret Trott
17 days ago
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I just wanted to wish everybody a Happy Sunday and we are still home. Tomorrow is a trip to Robert Wood Johnson for blood work and a hi, how are you to our wonderful oncology team. I will update everybody depending upon the weather, if Gladstone has another de-bulking of his prostate and possibly permanently remove the need for the catheter. Hopefully we can get it in and done with or re-scheduled in a timely manner.
I would also love to thank Dorian Parreott for his work on the upcoming benefit on March 24th, A Night of Jazz and Blues. He has put tremendous time and effort into making this event possible. If you haven't gotten tickets please contact him.
Also, I am reminding everyone that this event is completely separate from the go fund me page. All donations are going to medical bills and treatment for Gladstone's cancer treatment. Gladstone and I are incredibly greatful for the outpouring of love and concern. We couldn't have come this far without your help.
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Update 4
Posted by Margaret Trott
22 days ago
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Hey folks, just a quick update on Gladstone. We were released from the hospital Jersey Shore Medical Center last Saturday. Gladstone's blood pressure was dangerously low from the amount of blood he had lost through the catheter. Four pints of blood, and some continuous bladder irrigation, and he was on the mend.
We are seeing the oncologist on Friday, and will probably restart the chemotherapy pills, Lon Surf.
VNA is coming in a couple times a week to lend a hand, with wound care as well as personal care for Gladstone.
I can't believe the Asbury Park Music Foundation Benefit has been moved to the Asbury Park VFW.
There are still tickets available for anyone interested in going. Thank you everyone who has donated, in all different fashions.
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Update 3
Posted by Margaret Trott
1 month ago
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JUst a quick update for everyone about Gladstone. First let me express my unending gratitude for your prayers, thoughts, get well wishes, and donations.
Gladstone has been in Jersey Shore Medical Center since midnight last Sunday night. The Foley Cather stopped draining, and Gladstone was in a lot of pain, we called 911, and brought him over to the ER. His hemoglobin was a very low 6.1, and the ER doctor changed the catheter. Gladstone's Urologist Dr. Howard is going to do a de-bulking procedure on Friday afternoon, trying to reduce the pressure on the urethra and make it easier for him to pee on his own. It could possibly lead to him being able to get rid of the catheter at least for a while.
Our oncologist is going to be starting a drug called Lonsurf, it has a low side effects history, and may buy us some more time. We are trying to keep him comfortable and with the best quality of life.
If all goes as planned we could be home on Monday or Tuesday.
Thank you everyone for helping me help the man we all love so much!
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Update 2
Posted by Margaret Trott
2 months ago
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Gladstone has been transferred to Care One East Brunswick for some much needed rehab! As you can see from the picture, he found the piano. He is already making amazing progress, and plenty of new friends. He will get set up for the Proton Therapy on Friday. Monday the Therapy will commence, it is slated to run until February 10th. Keep those positive thoughts, prayers, and love coming folks, we still have a long road ahead. But it's so nice to be able to add a positive update.
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$3,605 of $20k goal

Raised by 49 people in 2 months
Created January 8, 2017
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Anonymous
2 days ago
$25
Anonymous
3 days ago
$15
Akil Hashim
5 days ago
$50
Anonymous
5 days ago
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Tara Young
6 days ago
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NJJazzList.com
9 days ago

Gladstone greets everyone with a smile and a song.

$25
Diane Caruso
11 days ago

Thinking of you, and praying for you!!

$200
Ruth Obre
13 days ago

Please give Gladdy a big hug & kisses from me. Gladdy, I'm glad to have this opportunity to let you know how much you mean to me. You were a major influence in my young life and I appreciate all the time you spent with me (and my clumsy hands). Love always, Ruth (Obre)

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Victoria Miragliotta
13 days ago

Sending prayers and best wishes for a full recovery to you, Gladstone, from your former piano student, Andrew, (mom) Vikki and the Miragliotta family. (Oceanport). Get well soon.

JW
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Jim Whitney
13 days ago

Wishing for comfort and hopefully improvement for Gladstone. Prayers for him and your family Margaret.

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