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