Saturday, September 24, 2005


Update on my dad

Robert Hunter passed away at 5:50 a.m. on September 24th.

Friday, September 23, 2005


An update on my dad

This is Matt.

Thursday morning my dad seemed groggy and kind of 'out of it'. We assumed it was a mixture of him being tired and the medication. We took him to his noon appointment with Dr. Popa. When he got home at 2 we put him in his chair so he could rest. He's been sleeping ever since minus about 30 minutes of grogginess last night.

The nurse visited this morning and has told us that his symptoms (sleeping, breathing pattern, blood results from Thursday, heart rate, clammy skin) all indicate that he's entered a comatose state and that it will only be a few more days.

Our entire family has been notified. My in-laws are on their way to Omaha to help and a number of people have been kind to ask what they can do to help.

My mom asks that you keep him in your prayers. I'll update this when there's something new to report.

Matt Hunter

Friday, September 16, 2005


Now that most of my family knows.......

I can share with everyone else. Charlotte and I have a heavy decision to make in the next couple of days. We lost the war some time ago and have been fighting the battles since then. We know the disease is fatal and we were trying to extend the length of life and its quality. But there isn't much quality of life if you spend it in the hospital. In addition if every treatment leaves you with more issues is it worth it? That is something a person must decide. A task Char and I have to decide. The doctor has told us that there is no hope and chemo will do more harm than good. We are in papative care currently and intend to stay there awhile with hospice a posibility in the near future. What that near future is we don't know but we do know we are on God's time now. Keep us in your prayers as we make this decision. God will help us and will determine my death date. We will live each day as a joy together that God has given me.

Two other items of interest. We moved to Omaha at least through the winter or the inevitable happens. Secondly we stopped phone service and did not transfer it to Omaha.

Love Bob

Monday, September 12, 2005


Another long week

I don't know what I have shared regarding my condition to date so I will recap a few things that you may already know about. First it takes me a long time to type and my writing is often incorrect and needs redone. My hands tremble all the time and I am concerned about some of my decisions mentally. I have to rethink my stock trades, for example. I am only looking at trading ETF's :)

I am in the hospital again. My legs began seeping fluid Saturday night as they are very swollen and my three doctors are in disagreement as to what course of action to take. I seriously suspect they will suggest home health care followed up with hospice. We should know more by the end of today.

Charlotte agrees that prayer is the answer and we are in charge of our care. The Doctors need wisdom in their decisions and we ask for His guidance for them.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Labor Day Weekend

It is the real me just like the real Coke but the Coke doesn't taste that well.

The water retention isn't being resolved and the water pills don't seem to be working. Tuesday I see Dr. Popa for an idea of what to do. It was suggested by my radiation doctor that hospitalization would be the best idea. The doctors would 'tap' my leg and drain it every day :}

Seriously, the doctors would hook up an IV and insure the drug is in the blood stream as needed.

The blog will be updated by Tuesday evening either by myself or someone in the family.

Keep us in your prayers.

Bob and Char

Saturday, September 03, 2005



I received radiation today on my neck and will receive further treatments of radiation on Sunday and Monday. The radiation will run through the labor day weekend. At this point in time I have numbness on the left side from the bottom of my neck to the top of my ear. My left ankle still hurts. During the radiation there is excrutiating pain in my left hip. I managed to barely make it. They said the radiation would only last another 5 to 10 seconds but they probably lied to me as to how long it would last because it seemed longer. It was more than 5 more seconds. I take morphine 15 minutes before the radiation and then I take another 5ml before they actually start so that I'm covered through the treatment. Obviously that makes me drunk-like which is why i'm late on the blog.

My calves and feet swell so much fingerprint marks last for a long time. I can't sleep laying down. Currently I 'sleep' in my office chair which gives me some relief. They're doubling my water pill to help me lose water and reduce the swelling. I'm going to stop the Gatorade intake as well.

I'm getting an apartment in Omaha this week so that I don't have to climb the stairs. I'll explain further this week. I plan to take the grandkids fishing on Monday.

Please keep me in your prayers.

This was dictated to Matt by Bob. Bob hopes to update the blog later this week himself.

Friday, September 02, 2005


Update coming tomorrow

This is matt. Dad will update the blog on Saturday.

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