Tim passed away early in the morning on Monday June 4th after 4 days in the ICU.
He had an array of tests to prepare for the stem cell transplant on May 21st, and we learned the next day that his scans showed that the cancer had progressed and was no longer responding to chemo. He was scheduled to start an immunotherapy protocol on Monday in the hopes of putting him back into remission.
Because the cancer had progressed, Tim started experiencing the fever symptoms again starting earlier in May. They didn't let up for a few weeks and this past Thursday he woke up disoriented and we went to the hospital.
He was admitted to the ICU and they started treating him for sepsis. But a team of doctors including ICU docs, infectious disease specialists, oncologists, nephrologists, and hepatologists could not identify the cause of the infection or why he continued to get worse, particularly his liver function.
In the early hours of Monday, just a few days before his 44th birthday, Tim passed away while I held his hand with our families around us. Words can't express how devastated I am or how much I miss him. His life and our life together was much too short.
Services will be held at Cress Funeral Home in McFarland. http://www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/261048/Timothy-Tim-Lauersdorf/
Thank you, all for the support along this journey.