Monday, February 13, 2012

Rough Week

Oliver is currently at the hospice home here which is a few blocks away from our house. He no longer talks or moves on his own. We are currently making funeral plans as he may only have days to live. He hasn't eaten for several days and doesn't drink much. He sleeps nearly all day, maybe 20 hours of the day. I'll try to post updates when things change. Thanks.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying the Lord gives you strength.

Rhonda said...

Many thoughts and prayers are with Oliver and your family. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ollie,

I've not been able to get online for a while and so didn't see mom's message about Valentine's cards.

Instead here's my special message to you that I hope mom or dad can read to you.

Dear Ollie,
Do you know why you are so special? Because your humungous inner strength and delightful personality shines through in spite of fighting this horrible illness.

You have taught me more than anyone I know and the silly thing is I don't even know you? I found you because of a message posted by another on the Caring Bridge website. Mom has now set up your blog and poured her heart out to all who read. She talks about you and your siblings and I've adopted you all as my American cousins. I feel honoured to have found you Ollie and please know you are sitting in my heart and that's where you will stay.

Sleep peacefully Ollie. Please tell Mom I'll be thinking of her and dad and your brothers and sister. I give them my strength freely, just as you gave your sparkling personality to me.

Stacey, I wrote to Daniel Radcliffe's agent with regard to them sending some Harry Potter gifts for the children. This was over a month ago now. I explained the urgency and hope that they sent some goodies? If nothing has arrived, please let me know via message or FB and I'll get in touch with them again. Please know I'm.o thinking of you all.

X

lisalisa said...

I cant even imagine what you are going through, Palmer family. You are in our hearts and our daily prayers.
Lisa Jolley & family

XOXOXOXOXO

Amy said...

I have been following this blog and think of your family often. My prayers are with each of you at this time.

Jamey and Catherine said...

Happy Valentines Day Oliver! Have a wonderful day with your family. I haven't been reading for too long but in a short time you've touched my families life and helped us to realize how important it is to love and cherish all the time you have no matter how long it may be. Thank you.
Wishart Family from Stettler Alberta Canada. :)

Jessica Myroth-Erlandson said...

Much love and strength to you and your family as you are with Ollie on entering the next part of his journey. With Love, from the Erlandson Family in DeKalb, IL

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you . Love and hugs

Shar said...

stacy. i'm so so sorry.

Nicole said...

God bless you all! How so very hard this is. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for words...I stumbled upon your page...and have read every blog of yours...my heart is aching...I generally give people I know a hard time about reading peoples blogs that they do not know...I accuse others of stealing someone else grief..well today Stacy and Ed...I feel like I am stealing your grief...each entry I read of yours I just kept thinking...how does she wake up every morning...and then I would look to the right of the screen and see pictures of your kids...and think thats how...I wish I had words of wisdom for you...I wish I could help you in ANY way...I can offer you my prayers...I can offer you a space in my heart...I know that tonight instead of laying awake scared of how to pay the bills...I will think of you...I wish I could give you a day...just one day where you could sit with your amazing strong son...worry free...so that is what I am offering you...I will worry for you tonight...I will take your fears...your stresses on for tonight and play them out in my head for oyu...I will turn them over to God for you...and you sit without out a though and hold your sons hand...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. You are in my prayers.

Love, Carol
Caroline's mom

Lisa McConnell said...

So sorry about sweet Ollie. Bless his precious heart.

Jen said...

Praying for you, your sweet son, and your family.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, this is NOT the post I wanted to read when I checked into this blog on Valentine's Day, as I know it's an important holiday for your family.

I'm so sorry for your whole family to have to go through this, most especially Oliver who has fought so hard. I'm sure each member of your family is very scared right now, all in their own way. Your job doesn't just end with letting Oliver go but the important task of keeping your family together - a seemingly insurmountable challenge right now. I feel compelled to link to this story that I find heartwarming, it's also a good way to explain passing away to younger children. The first time I read it, it was really moved. It's also in an illustrated book you can buy on Amazon. http://www.idhal.com/foc/dragonfly.html

Godspeed Oliver.

Anonymous said...

stacy if there is anything we can do let us know we love yall as part of our family.

susie mclain

Anonymous said...

Dear God,

Please help Ollie now. Please let him go peacefully and without fear or pain. Please help his family through this devastating time.

Anonymous said...

May god be with this little boy

Anonymous said...

Thinking of Ollie and your family. Be strong Mama. I pray for him nightly.

MusicGirl23 said...

Praying for all of you!

Corrie said...

sending you my love and prayers. what a terribly sad time for your family and may God carry you all. I am sure you are treasuring the days that you have with your beloved son
Corrie

L A Munro said...

Ollie, you are my hero. Reading your story is an inspiration. My son is eight. He going through treatment, and he says you are brave. We haven't met, but our family loves you.

Krista said...

I am thankful that the girls were able to come see him there! Thank you for sharing your precious boy and your precious time with us! It meant the world to Sydney!
Please let me know what you need me to do to help with the funeral. I am here!

Michele said...

Stacy and Family....

May God be watching over Oliver and you and your family. May the love for Oliver give you strength. I am truly sad and heartbroken for you. I cannot comprehend what you are even going thru... May God bless you all.

Christie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Oliver and your family. We pray that the loving arms of the savior will be felt by all of you.

Anonymous said...

I have been so inspired by Ollie's story and continue to ask myself how I can be more like him. His giving spirit has impacted me and I will remember daily to "be more like Ollie".

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

The "A" Palmers said...

Our prayers are with you guys, and in the knowledge that Ollie leaves for a better place secure in the knowledge that his family loves him dearly and will be together again in the hereafter. We love you Stacy and Ed, and look forward to being with you soon. You both have shown a strength and resolve I can begin to properly comprehend. Aaron & Agi

MHefelKramer said...

I wish I had magic words or a magic wand to make this all better, I wish I could do something, anything for Ollie, for you all. All I can do is tell you that I will never be the same, Ollie has touched us all in a way that can never be put into words. Such a perfect soul. So much love and courage. I will always keep him in my heart. forever. Stacy if you need anything, please just let me know, I am not that far from you. Sending all my prayers and love, now and always.

jej said...

You all are always in our thoughts and prayers. Loves & Prayers to you! ~ Jamie & Michael

Anonymous said...

Please know that there is a tough middle aged man on the other side of the country right now who is thinking of you as hot tears roll down his face. May you have strength and love and peace for your little boy. As a parent, as a human being I'm so sorry.

Julie and family in Australia said...

Lots of love and hugs Ollie.
Our tears we can wipe away but in our hearts you'll always stay. We are praying for you and your family.

kim edvarchuk said...

I continue to pray for your family. I always think of this scripture when things are tough. I hope it brings you peace.

DC 121:7-8
"My son, peace by unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment. And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; though shalt triumph over all thy foes"

Linda Schmidt said...

Dear Palmer family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Oliver. Words can not express the sadness in my heart. I would just like to say that I am truly glad that I was given the chance to meet Oliver and his family when you came to Dekalb to meet Kody.
God Bless Linda S.
Kody Stoginski's Aunt

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and Prays for Oliver and your family...

Eric and Cindy Hansen said...

Praying that you are strengthened by the Lord during this unfathomable trial.

Bettridge Family said...

I check your blog every day to check on your family and Oliver. My girls know who Oliver is because we talk about him. You have been through so much. What a long hard journey you have had and will have. I pray for your family. I cry with your family. Know that you are loved! Thinking of your family from Utah.

Anonymous said...

I pray that God gives you all strength at this time. I also pray that Oliver finds peace. He is such a brave and strong boy, and I thank you for sharing this journey with the world. I know that I have learned a lot from Oliver, and will continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers everyday, and your whole family.

Jodi said...

Sending love to you all....and may Gods peace be upon you.

Thought you might like to know about this place...

http://www.faithslodge.org/index2.htm

Love you guys <3

Eric and Cindy Hansen said...

Oliver, you are an example to so many. Stay strong sweet boy. There are so many people rooting for you and for your peace and comfort.

XOXO, Atticus (another DIPG kiddo) and his family!

Anonymous said...

love and prayers, always
marie

Anonymous said...

Praying for a smooth & peaceful transition for Oliver the great, and for much strength & comfort for you and the family in the hours and days ahead. We wont ever forget. We believe! Thank you for sharing Oliver with us. With love, TML

Linda said...

May God watch over you during ghis difficult time. God bless you all but especially your little warrior, Ollie. Prayers sent from Illinois.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you wish you can someone more than prayer.
more than strength.
and
more than hope.
This definetley one of these times..... Many prayers, a hulk size strength and the light of hope for him and his family. ...Valerie Imes.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you and especially Oliver. May you feel God's loving arms around you at this time and know that he is welcoming Oliver to the place we all are striving to reach. Heaven!

Janene Wawro said...

We love you and pray for peace in your hearts. Blessed to call you family and love you so much!

Anonymous said...

Sending many many prayers, so sorry for your loss, we love you Ollie, we believe! TML sent frm John @ Get Well Gabby

Anonymous said...

Praying for the Palmer family.

Praying for stength to cope with this terrible time.

Much love you amazing family

Carey Kenchington
England

liz mcfletcher said...

Blessings to Ollie's family today and peace to you all. Praying that you are putting this all in God's hands as that is surely where Ollie is resting at last.

Anonymous said...

Hi handsome young dude. Just wanted you to know that we're thinking about you and your family and we're sending you lots of comfort, love, and hugs.

Anonymous said...

Palmer Family- we are so sorry to hear about your loss, but know there is an entire family out there rallying behind you--- the DM family. All of us DMers will always remember Ollie and that will never change, he will never be forgotten. FTK always and forever.

McKenzie said...

I just heard about his passing. The plan of Salvation is a wonderful thing. He will now be perfect with a perfect body and will be waiting for you and watching over you. I will pray for your comfort, but know that he is pain free and loves you so much.

God bless your whole family through this trying time.

Love, Kenzie

Anonymous said...

Much love to Ollie and his family.Hoping Ollie will go gently in his sleep and awake to a Great Golden City with no pain.
Love and Prayer

Anonymous said...

Prayers to all of you. You are all an example of faith and love and strength, may god continue to be with you.

Crystal said...

I just was linked to your blog for the first time. From the bottom of my soul, I am so sorry for your struggle. I am the mother of five
(8-8wks) and I can not even fathom the incredible strength that your family has. I could not endure.

Please know that as I sit here typing through tears..I am going to think of you everytime the everyday stresses get to me of parenting. I THANK GOD for my children and I will not take our lives for granted. No regrets

I pray and wish for peace for all of you. God bless you all.

Mackenzie Williams said...

Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Oliver is now in a better place and able to be a child again, where he is able to run and play like the sweet boy he is.

Mackenzie

Heather Adams said...

Sending our love and prayers from Washington. Hoping our little Mara can greet Oliver in his new existence.

Hang in there Palmers.

the Adams

chelseahenke said...

We are very sorry to hear about your loss.
Oliver seemed to such a brave and fantastic boy.
We lost our 14 year old son Henrik on jan 6 i DIPG.
We feel deep symphaty and understand what you
Are going through.
The Gillgren family in Stockholm, Sweden

Anonymous said...

Dear Palmer Family:
You don't know me - I'm just one of countless strangers touched so deeply by Ollie and his brave fight. I found you because of a family I know who is affected by this disease, and I've been praying fiercely for your family.

Praying for peace, comfort and freedom from pain for Ollie in his last hours here. Praying for strength and renewed faith for him. Praying he goes gently, wrapped securely in your all-encompassing love for him. Praying he passes in peace, knowing he will be reunited with you all again. No fear, no pain, just a sweet release from his awful battle.

I've been praying for your other children - praying for comfort, strength, and moments of joy among the pain. I've been praying for Stacy and Ed, that you can somehow find the strength to walk through each day and to support your other children. That you find comfort and even laughter among the countless memories of Ollie. That your family will be stronger as a result of this awful journey. I'm praying that God will hold all of you close and that you will know his peace. I'm praying that you will see signs of Ollie everywhere - in ways big and small - and you will be comforted when you see them, knowing his spirit is telling you he sees you still.

I know there are no words I can offer to heal your pain, but please, please know that I am just one of many people surrounding you, lifting you, with prayer.

God Bless Ollie and your family.

Michelle Nist said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers for your family. We ask that God sends his peace for you all and that you feel His love supporting you during this difficult time.

Family in Illinois said...

I am so sorry for your loss.God bless little Oliver. Thinking and praying for your family during this most difficult time.

Merianne said...

Prayers from Utah...may God comfort you and your family at this time and I pray that Little Oliver is finally free of pain and that you will feel him close by as you go through this difficult time.. My little neighbor Dylan Shaw passed away this last summer of DIPG and his mom shared such a special experience that happened after he passed....please know they are so close and are sooo happy to be free from pain ..God be with you and your family.

Annie said...

I have kept Ollie close to my heart for over a year now. How do you miss someone so much whom you have never met? And how wonderful it is to know that this amazing, sweet boy is now watching over all of us. Rest in peace my sweet Ollie.
And Stacy... you are an amazing and strong woman and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I love you,

Annie