Monday, September 28, 2009

Stories about Dave

Friends and family,

Thank you one more time for all of your prayers, love, and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have one last request. Our family has spent time enjoying stories about Dave. However, his children only know some of the stories. If you have a story that you would like to share with us so that our children will have the opportunity to get to know their grandfather, please share them with us through email. Please email as many stories as you want to
Please give them your own clever or reminiscent titles. Thank you again for all of your love and service to our family.

M&K Palfreyman

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Correction on the location for the Viewing

The Viewing will take place Thursday September 24 from 6 to 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 50 South 750 West. (That is the building on the West side of Mountain View High School, behind the seminary building.)

The Funeral will take place on Friday September 25 at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 195 West 300 South. (There will be a viewing opportunity on Friday starting at 9:30.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Farewell services

Dear family and friends,

Dad passed away last night. We have appreciated all of the prayers, notes, visits, and support from all of our dear friends and family. His funeral will be this Friday September 25 at 11 a.m. at the Orem Park Stake Center located at 200 W. and 300 S. in Orem, Utah. The viewing will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. also at the stake center. The details of the service will be coming in the Herald and Deseret News newspapers soon. Our sweet father was a fighter until his last breathe. As short as it was we are so grateful that we had time with him, and we were able to say goodbye. We love all of you so very much, and look forward to seeing you all at the service.

The Palfreyman Family

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Abide with Me"

Dave is asleep most of the time now. He seems very peaceful. He doesn't seem to be in pain, or discomfort. He does have an on-call Hospice nurse who has been here a lot to help get him comfortable and I think he finally is. His children are all here with him now. I think that alone has helped him to relax and be more comfortable.

Dave will not be able to have visitors anymore. His family needs time to be with him. There is a notebook hanging from the front door of his house. Please feel free to leave messages there, on facebook, or on his blog. We read them to him at night before he goes to bed.

We will continue to let all of you know how this progresses as well as funeral information when that time comes.

Thank you again for your love and prayers. Dave's life has been so blessed by the many loved ones he has. Thank you. God Bless!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Thank You!

Dearest family and friends,

We are very grateful for your love and support. Dave has unfortunately taken a turn for the worse. At this point we're unsure just how much time he has left and are doing everything we can to ease his symptoms. Personal visits will be alright if he is feeling well enough to visit. During those times he is unable to visit, we have placed a notebook on our frontdoor for friends and family to leave personal messages on. We'll read these notes to him nightly before bed. Also, if there are any messages that we can pass on to him, please feel free to leave one and we will pass it on.

Again thank you for your continued support, prayers, and understanding at this difficult time.

M. & K.

We need your prayers!

To our friends and family,
Please petition the Lord for blessing for Dave this week. He is holding on as best he can, but it is an uphill battle, and needs all of the help he can get.
M&K Palfreyman

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Day

Dave's doctor appointment went well. He had a CT scan and some blood work done. The blood work shows that his elevated liver functions have dropped, which is a good sign. I believe that means that his liver doesn't have to work as hard to keep him alive. The CT scan shows that the main tumor has grown to 16.5 cm. However the lymphnodes haven't grown since they registered in at 8 cm (end to end). Dr. Watson mentioned at his July 1st visit that the first CT scan that they would take would likely show(as it did) that the tumor had grown. I think that is because there was time between the last scan they did and the TheraSphere. (So the tumor had time to grow before the medication was administered.)

Dave is doing alright. He has some ups and some downs. It is hard for me, as it is for many of you, to see him on his bad days. One of Dave's best friends, Matt Packard (the man my husband is named for), helped me put this difficult situation into perspective with something that he said. Matt said, "Our Heavenly Father does not take lives by accident. When someone we love passes away, it is always on purpose." I think that has helped me to realize that my father-in-law is being watched over and protected. No matter how bad it seems to me right now, there is a bigger plan. Dave is destined for greater things than I can imagine, whether it be in this life or the next.

Tonight, I would ask you all to keep him in your prayers. Since his tumor is inoperable, I am praying that he doesn't suffer much more than he already has. I know that our Heavenly Father has the power to work miracles. I know that if it is His will, He will be able to heal Dave.

Thank you all for the love, support, and prayers. God Bless.