Gladstone Trott Cancer Expenses
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.
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.
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.
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!