Two places, one time…

//Two places, one time…

Two places, one time…

#teammikey,

Mike came home from the hospital on Sunday evening, not in super great shape.  He was still very foggy, slow and confused.  Much to our dismay, he has continued to deteriorate mentally and physically since then…his disease progression too great.  He’s in two places…he’s here, but he’s not. He is refusing to eat, drink or take any of his medicine.  His recognition, what little speech he uses, and motor skills/mobility are depleting.  He is sleeping almost constantly, but seems comfortable with pain controlled.  We decided to admit him to hospice care last night and truly feel we’ve made the right choice.  Mike will remain at my mom’s house, but hospice will handle his palliative care.  The hospice nurse says because he isn’t hydrating, his body will continue to shut down pretty rapidly and doesn’t expect him to live more than a week.  We hope, for his sake, it happens quickly and peacefully.  Mike was very clear in his wishes that he did not want any artificial nutrition or hydration and we plan to honor that fully.

Please, send everything you’ve got to Mike…that he remains comfortable…that he passes in peace, calm and covered in love…for strength for my family as we walk with him to the end.

Much much much love to all of you for your love and support on Mike’s journey.

Becky

(Mike sent me this photo 11 days ago.  He was so happy to be fishing on the rez with one of his best friends…said he didn’t catch a thing, but was glad to be out there.  Free, floating and chasing the sunset. Cancer is wicked.)

By | 2018-07-24T23:51:42+00:00 July 24th, 2018|21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Laura M Drake July 25, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

    I hope that Mike is peaceful in his final days with his family.. I love you all so much and I wish there was more I could say or do. I hope that time is your friend and that you all are okay. I will continue to pray for all of you. xxoo

  2. Tracy July 25, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Becky! Just hearing this news about your brother. Love and prayers to you all.

  3. Jane Tock July 25, 2018 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Dear Medlocks 💕
    I am so sorry. I pray for the”peace that passes understanding”. I have traveled this difficult journey with my baby brother and his wife.
    You will be changed♥️ But, you will be forever grateful to have had that spunky little boy in your lives. He “RULED” Clark Park! What a doll!!!!
    Love from the Tocks 🙏
    (I have tried to connect with you several times but don’t seem to get through….if this doesn’t send, I hope you FEEL our love ❤️)

  4. Anna Clement July 25, 2018 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Mikey, you are so loved and that love will continue throughout each of our lives you so deeply touched. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family as you make the great transition to Heaven. Life is short but sweet for certain. Thank you for teaching me to keep the fight and have courage for the unknown. Give Nichols a hug for us. All my love forever, Anna

  5. Carla Henderson July 25, 2018 at 12:52 am - Reply

    It is a heartbreaking thing to go through. I lost my husband 8 years ago to cancer, and it was hard to watch but he passed with a smile on his face. Mikey is in the lap of God. Hugs and prayers to your family.

  6. Jayne Aldrich July 25, 2018 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Love to all of you. Especially Mikey. May you find peace.💗

  7. Andrea July 25, 2018 at 1:59 am - Reply

    My heart and thoughts are with you all. You are a beautiful family. ❤️

  8. Liz Davis July 25, 2018 at 2:12 am - Reply

    I knew Mike through Highschool. He always had a smile on his face. I was the new girl at Madison Central. I was treated poorly by some, but those who were kind really stuck out. Especially as I’ve grown I look back and I can remember his smile. That hair! That Swooop! So well I could paint it.

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

  9. Laura hollister July 25, 2018 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Many thoughts and prayers for mike and your family. Mike is such a great young man and loved by all his friends. God be with you 🙏

  10. Candy Thurman July 25, 2018 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Mike’s condition. It absolutely breaks my heart. Praying for his comfort and peace and that his wings arrive soon. Also praying for strength and peace for the family. Rose, I cannot imagine
    the sorrow you are feeling. Most of all, sending my love to you all! ❤️❤️❤️🕊️

    Candy(McClellan)Thurman Clark Park Gang

  11. Casey July 25, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Prayers for peace and comfort in his transition and prayers for the family and friends as you all say goodbye for now.

  12. Jodi Dalton July 25, 2018 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Oh I am just so heartbroken to hear this. Words just can’t express what I am feeling right now. Amazing how things just take a nasty turn…. so so sorry!! I know Mikey will be in a much better place and will not be in pain but I know he will be incredibly missed! My prayers and thoughts are with you all constantly! Keeping you all close to my heart. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Kelly and Paul Drake and kids July 25, 2018 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Prayers of peace and comfort from my heart to yours. Love you guys. Love you Mikey❤️❤️. Keep a close watch from Heaven above. 😘 Lord, give this family the strength to heal and grieve as this is not their plan or ours for Mike, but yours.

  14. dave July 25, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    My family hopes your families will soon find peace and in time the memories of Mike will remain as happiness.

  15. Jennifer Sartain July 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I pray for peace and comfort for Mike and and his family.

  16. Shaylan Baldwin July 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Mikey’s and your entire family’s strength through this terrible ordeal is inspiring. Lots of prayers coming your way from our end. Love, SB

  17. Nicole and Todd Mattox July 25, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    All our love from Todd and I and our boys from Nebraska. May the next few days bring peace.

  18. Carley Frost July 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Mike, I still remember our long phone calls sitting in our driveways waving to each other and truly loved being your neighbor and friend all these years. You are a blessing and we are all lucky to know you. I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort in this transition. May God be with you and your family. Love you always.

    Carley Howl

  19. Julie Price July 26, 2018 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I am still in disbelief, as I’m sure everyone is. Mikey is one of a kind, in the very best way. My heart is heavy tonight, knowing that those who are closest to him, those keeping vigil, are inside a painful but sacred isolation. I think there’s nothing more loving than helping someone to the end of their life. And nothing more difficult. I’m praying especially for you tonight, Rose, and for you, Becky and Jenny, and for Warren. I hope to be able to show half the grace, when I’m up against my last days, as Mikey has. I love you all.

  20. Robyn Faifer (Curt's niece) July 26, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    May Mike pass peacefully through the sunset to his forever home on the other side. And may the pain you are all feeling turn into joy knowing he will be in Gods loving arms.

  21. Constance J Maibauer July 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you and your family, Becky…and sending love, support, and peace from the FL, TX, and TN clan

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