Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Hello - If you would like to donate to the Perris Rotary Scholarship fund in Pat’s name, please do so at the following address: Perris Rotary Scholarship fund send to P.O. Box 186 Perris Ca 92572.
This link will take you to Pat's page at Miller -Jones.
Memorial Service: Friday, December 10, 2010 03:00PM to 04:00PM at First Congregational Church
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I just want to let everyone know that the Memorial Service will be Friday December 10th at 3pm. It will be held at the First Congregational Church of Perris. The address to the church is 100 North "A" street Perris Ca 92570. There will be a reception after the services and all are welcome. Please in Lu of Flowers donate to the Perris Rotary Club Scholarship fund in Pat's name. Thank you for all for the continued love and support.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I first want to thank you all for the love and support that you have given my mom Pat and our family over the last 4 1/2 years. It is with the saddest heart that I write that my mom has lost her long battle with cancer. She has been fighting so hard for so long that she can no longer win the battle. We all thought at one time we had it beat, but it came back stronger and more aggressive then before. So in the end, she is ending her long and beautiful life.
Patricia Ann Patton lived a long and amazing life being able to make friends and family anywhere she sat herself. She was a great wife being loved by her husband and partner Joel Patton. She was the best mother a daughter and son could have. She always seemed to find the time to play and be with us no matter what else was going on. She is leaving behind her son James Patton and daughter Hope Anderson. She was the best Grammie any grandchild could have wanted. Making cookies, going to games, cooking and sewing anytime the grandkids asked. Making sure there were always cookies to eat and Milk to drink. Her grandchildren Alexis Patton, Chase Patton, Avalon Anderson, and Ronin Anderson will miss her warm hugs and amazing love. Patricia (Pat) leaves behind her love for her Sister in law Carolyn Husband and brother in law Richard Husband who were more the in laws but the brother and sister God gave her in life. She has many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews that will miss and love her.
Last but not least is the love of her friends from all over the world, without all of you we would not have been able to handle the last 4 1/2 years. What can we say you are not just friends but family. We love you all. We can not tell you what your love and prayers have done for us. Thank you. Once we know when the funeral will be I will send out the final notice. At this time we would like you to celebrate with us the beginning of her new life with God. Love and Peace to all.
Pat's loving daughter Hope Anderson.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Mom (Pat) had a good Thanksgiving with all of us. My family (Hope), Jame's family, and dad (Joel) all went up and spent time with mom on Thanksgiving day. We spent around 4 hours with her and she was sitting up and talking with all the kids and us. She has been moved out of ICU and back into a regular room, so we all got to spend a lot of time with her. We all went in and out of her room and kept her company until she starting trying not to fall asleep on us. I think we wore her out pretty good lots of people coming and going, and little ones talking to her all the time. But I think she had a great time and enjoyed every minute. She is doing better and is talking about how she can not wait to get out of there. She is still on dialysis but she has pee a little bit on her own, not enough to be too excited, but it is a start. She is not in the clear yet but we at least heading in the right direction again. So as I had a great Thanksgiving and know I have a great Deal to be thankful for I hope all of you did as well. I want to take this time to THANK all of you for your continued support and love. Have a great day.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The information that we got today from the doctor was not great news but not the worst news ever so here is what we know. Mom (Pat) is not doing great but that she can turn around and do better but it is going to take 2 to 3 weeks to see the results of the treatments. So currently she is on dialysis due to the graft vs host disease. Her cancer is damaging her liver and all of this is causing her kidneys and bowels not to work correctly. So for the first time ever we are all hoping and praying she pees ,a lot, all on her own. When she does then we will know that things are starting to turn around for her and heading in the right direction. This is all we know for now and we are waiting for the next two weeks to see how things improve. It has been a really hard day but in the end I think we are heading in a positive direction. Please keep the prayers coming and thank you all for your love and support.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I am sitting here trying to figure out the best way to say this and there just is not one. So I am sorry to have to write this but Mom (Pat) was moved to the ICU yesterday. The doctors are concerned because the cancer is being so aggressive again. Her kidneys are being attacked and she was but on dialysis today (11/19/10). The doctors say there is still a good chance of recovery, but she needs to turn around quick and can not have much else go wrong. It has been a hard couple of days but we are still fighting hard and working to get things moving in the right direction again.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and support.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I will do my best to get everyone up to date on what is/has been going on with my mom (Pat). The tumor they found in her arm was cancer and no surprise to the doctors (surprise to us). Her liver was not working well thus was because of either the GvH (which is what the doctor thinks) or from the cancer. They started her on treatment for the GvH for a couple of days and then started her on treatment for the cancer as well. Then she got some blood clots in her arm where they did the surgery, so she had surgery again on the same arm. (ouch). That is the recap for now.
Now for the update:
I call and talk with mom the last couple of days and have gotten good news two days in a row. Her liver counts are down and her liver is improving daily, her GvH is getting better which means her stomach has quieted down and she is able to eat again with out too many problems, her arm is healing well and her blusters are getting better and healing over (blusters on her arm from skin being so thin). So all in all good news. She is getting small amounts of chemo again to help fight the cancer and is on pain medication for her arm, so if you call and talk with her, she will sound drunk and repeat the same stories. She has never been able to hold her liquor. (hehe) Anyway good news for now and things are slowly improving, but at least she is improving.
Thank you all for your continued love and support.