Monday, February 16, 2015

POTP for Fern

Dear friends,

today Tom, the husband of Fern of animal lover quilt lover posted an update about Fern:
Here is what Tom wrote:
With an update for Fern's many beloved friends and followers. The concussion Fern sustained was accompanied by a whip-lash type injury to her neck and upper back, as well as two broken ribs on the lower right. These injuries covered up the symptoms of a more serious problem, that being a Glioblastoma (GBM), which is a very aggressive fast growing, untreatable and incurable brain cancer. Initially I cut back to half days when we thought it was a concussion, but as she was not recovering, I stayed home full time to see what was going on. I saw symptoms of a larger problem and took her to the local emergency room. She was admitted and initially diagnosed with a tumor. A biopsy was done confirming the GBM. The size and location of the tumor ruled out any temporary treatment, which would have been worse than the disease at that point. I am getting some assistance from the "Big Bend Hospice" while I provide her full time care keeping her at home to give her the best possible quality of life for the duration. She is resting comfortably considering. She has lost almost all her vision, so cards, letters, pictures, etc will do her no good. She sometimes still  has good moments when she can recognize the names of some of her blog buddies when I talk about them.
Fern loved to blog and loved the interaction with the other bloggers and followers, many of who became good friends off the screen as well. Fern put it all out there, what you see is what you get.

As I am not working, a friend of mine has set up a fund to assist in the expenses for taking care of Fern during this time of need. while I do not like to or want to have to ask for your assistance, it is necessary for me to do so, so if you have enjoyed Fern's blog over the years and seen what a wonderful person she is please help any way you can while I take care of my soul mate, best friend, love of my life.
Thank You 

If you can, please help, share or visit her blog to leave some comforting words...


  1. We will hop over and leave Miss Fern some Doxie love.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Hari OM
    One can only hold the Love in heart and prayer in mind.... Blessings, YAM xx

  3. WE have known and loved Miss Fern fur a LONG TIME.... She is a Lovely Lady... We are so very sad to hear this news... and are sending Fern and Tom our Love and POTP.

  4. We did not know Fern but it hurts our hearts to think of what it would be like to be in this situation. We send all our POTP.

    Your Pals,


  5. this is just breaking our hearts. We send POTP and love

  6. Sending as much POTP as possible........Hospice is a wonderful organization and I know they're helping out a WHOLE lot......bless everyone.....

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

  7. I don't know Fern but I saw this on FB too and have added her to my prayer list.

  8. We did not know Fern, but we send love and prayers to her and her family
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. We don't know Fern but we can tell she is well loved. We are sending our prayers.
    Stella Rose

  10. We are new to pet blogging and have not met Fern - but this is just heartbreaking. I am so sorry for what you are going through and will make a donation. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. We are also sending love and POTP to all of you,,, we did not know Fern,, but we can see she was loved by many.

  12. Mommy will pray and I will cross paws for Fern. We will hold good thoughts for you.

    Anne and Sasha

  13. We were so very sorry to read about Fern being so sick. She is a gentle soul and loved all critters.
    Hugs and purrs to Tom as he lovingly takes care of her. Fern and her critters had Madi's name in Angel Jazzi's first Christmas exchange. OMCs...she made us laugh when she sent Madi's was a stuffed rat about 1/2 Mad's size. Madi stalked that rat for weeks before she got near it.
    Madi and Mom