Denise’s Story

Update posted by Deborah Saland On Feb 15, 2017

An angel returned to heaven today or to begin Life Anew

and because of that

We are celebrating

the life of

Denise “Neicey ” Whetsel

During this celebration and Memorial dinner, Denise’s favorite things will be shared by all.

The Beach

Warm Conversations

Music

Good food

Nature

Beauty

And Most of All You

The celebration will take place on February 25, 2017 beginning at 4pm at the Beachcomber Resort

1200 S. Ocean Boulevard

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

(954) 941-7830

At 4pm memories and mementos will take place inside the hotel in the dining area.

Libations Included

At Approximately 5pm Remembrances and memories will be held Oceanside presided by Ray Boltz,

A childhood friend of Denise‘s and a Christian Singer.

Upon conclusion, Dinner will be served beachside, as Denise would want it

Please contact Deborah Saland at 786-346-4333 so she can appraise the resort of attendance.

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Update posted by Deborah Saland On Jan 15, 2017

It's with a heavy heart That I send this update. Denise passed on last Sunday January 8th at 11:50 in the morning. I, Debbie, and Sharon I had just arrived 15 minutes before she passed on. She was finally peaceful and resting and in comfort. After a long and arduous painful Journey an angel has gone back to heaven. I will sorely miss her and what she brought into my life. Thank you to all who supported us both financially and more importantly emotionally. Hopefully you will continue to let people know of the danger of the HPV virus. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you.

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xoxoxoxoxo lots of prayers being said for you on a daily basis debbie , denise is home with her maker sitting up in the heavns above sipping on a cup of coffee holding a deck of cards in her hands listening to adele watching over you with a seat reserved beside her for you and she is expecting you to be here awhile before your arrival so keep on keeping on , keep her memory alive and never let go of all the wonderful times you shared with each other, love you always and forever

Ray Harrington

Update posted by Jan 15

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Update posted by Deborah Saland On Jan 15, 2017

It's with a heavy heart That I send this update. Denise passed on last Sunday January 8th at 11:50 in the morning. I, Debbie, and Sharon I had just arrived 15 minutes before she passed on. She was finally peaceful and resting and in comfort. After a long and arduous painful Journey an angel has gone back to heaven. I will sorely miss her and what she brought into my life. Thank you to all who supported us both financially and more importantly emotionally. Hopefully you will continue to let people know of the danger of the HPV virus. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you.

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Update posted by Deborah Saland On Dec 15, 2016

Dec 13: I haven't been able to do an update for a little while because it was rather scary and exhausted by the time i left the hospital. Denise is doing a lot better they have a ventilator hooked up to the trach but Denise is doing most of the breathing on her own and it's supplying oxygen once in awhile it might assist her on breathing on her own so she's not fully on the ventilator. They stopped the medicine that produces a coma. So she's starting to wake up Eyes Are Open she's able to nod yes or no to questions she knows who we are she knows what's going on she's in a lot of pain which we think is what was really happening all along and as she appeared agitated it was because she couldn't communicate that she was in pain. The goal is to get her breathing completely on her own and off the ventilator and than wean her off the the oxygen then just monitor her for a few days to see how she's breathing on her own just see how she does and hopefully they will be no crisis so they won't have to use the ventilator. After a few days breathing on her own they will put a cap on the trach. And she will be able to talk at that point. When she's stable long enough they'll remove the trach and the hole will heal. I don't know how long this is going to take I'm hoping by Friday maybe. I have to leave the hotel and go back to Fort Lauderdale because it's too much money thousands for the hotel so I'll have to be driving back and forth after that point probably.Dec 14: Today Denise spiked a fever of a hundred and one point eight and has pneumonia again and has been sleeping all day with erratic blood pressure and heart rate. She is on antibiotics also just praying she can get over this hurdle.

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Update posted by SHARON TRIMBLE On Dec 06, 2016

A lot has happened since my last update. Denise was taken off the breathing tube and Prophanol on Tuesday November 29th. She was sleeping but did hear Debi and muttered I love you. Later that evening Denise was getting agitated so they put her back on her pain meds and she made it through the night. On Wednesday they put her on Haldol in hopes of stopping the agitation and so they wouldn't have to put her completely under and back on the breathing tube. She woke up and talked to Debi and understood that Darnella was coming in that afternoon. On Wednesday night the hospital called and they had to intubate her because she went into respiratory arrest and had a pinkish foam coming from her mouth. On Monday December 5th they plan to give Denise a tracheotomy and hook the trach up to the ventilator. This way she will no longer have the tube down her throat and she won't have to be kept in a deep sleep. They're hoping to be able to get her awake enough to respond to commands and if she seems to have problems breathing are goes into respiratory arrest again they can hook the trach to the ventilator. Monday night she is still sedated from the tracheotomy.

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Thank you for the update. I am keeping them in my prayers and sending much love.

Elayne Schmidt

Update posted by Dec 06

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Update posted by SHARON TRIMBLE On Nov 27, 2016

We were told today that they are looking to hopefully wean her off the breathing tube on Monday or Tuesday. They will keep her under sedation until she is no longer agitated and responds to commands when asked to do things like squeeze their hand. For the last two weeks Debi has been staying at a Hotel near the hospital, since her home is approx. 1 hour away and we are worried that she will be needed in the middle of the night, which has occurred so she could sign permission for procedures. As it looks today she will probably be there at the very least another 2 weeks, any help you can give is greatly appreciated. Again I would like to thank everyone for your help and payers.

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just finsihed speaking with Debi she recently spoke to the hospital they informed her that they had to reintubate denise again as she started coughing really bad with a pinkish froth and her respiration was bad so please keep Debi and Denise in gods unconditionally loving arms via your prayers thank you one and all for the love and support you have provided

Ray Harrington

Update posted by Dec 01

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Update posted by SHARON TRIMBLE On Nov 26, 2016
  • On Sunday Nov 20 Denise was doing pretty good, she was sitting in a chair and talking away. We were very hopefully she would be going home by the end of the week. That afternoon when we left for dinner they were moving her from ICU to a regular floor. She started to have hallucinations but was aware that it was not real. When we got back from dinner they had her moved and she had taken a turn for the worse. She was having hallucinations and was unaware of where she was and who we were, she was extremely agitated and trying to pull out the IV’s. The Doctors informed us that they need to put her into a coma and reinstall the breathing tube. On Monday when Debi returned to the hospital the Doctors told her that they are not sure what is going on or why she is so agitated and her brain function is not able to process normal commands, they felt it necessary to test for meningitis and have done an MRI. Yesterday they said the MRI showed nothing significant and meningitis test came back negative. They a slowly trying to take her out of the coma but whenever she gets agitated they have to stop. They still have her on the breathing tube but is mostly breathing on her own. They will not take her out of the coma or off the breathing tube till she is no longer agitated, stops from trying to remove all the tubes and IV lines and can think coherently. Until she can do these things they are afraid that she will forget to breath on her on. They cannot tell us when or if this may ever happen.
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Update posted by SHARON TRIMBLE On Nov 20, 2016

Surgery Update: The surgery was more extensive than the doctors originally thought. They removed all the bones, nose, pallet and eye on the left side of her face. Unfortunately they were unable to get all of the cancer from the bone protecting the brain and has been diagnosed with pneumonia. That is only the beginning of a long hard journey, in about 4 weeks she will start radiation and chemo we have not been told what the schedule is but have given the understanding that radiation will be daily . Since the surgery she has been feed through a tube in her stomach and will continue to for several months after treatment. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. Please share and forward this, it is very important to us that people are made aware of how the HPV virus is causing cancer that is resistant to normal treatment.

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God is going to come through and make this work denise has so much to acomplish yet so i firmly believe god has this covered and life granted will never be the same again but life changes everyday and theres an old saying What You Or I Cannot Do Alone WE Can Do Together with prayers, guidance form god who makes all things possible this is going to work out denise and debbie keep riding on that faith train you have paid for so many to get on it with you, the train will stop running on its tracks if your not aboard lets continue to ride it together

Ray Harrington

Update posted by Nov 20

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Update posted by Deborah Saland On Nov 11, 2016

went for pre-op this week and are going down to the hospital on Tuesday. The surgery will be Wednesday morning at 7:30 until 7:30 to 9:30 at night. 12 - 14 hours surgery. Prayers appreciated

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i want to take a moment to thank everybody who has prayed consoled and helped support Denise and Debbie throughout this trying time in their lives ( i know Debbie hasn’t had time for herself to stop and breath, (so she hasn’t been able to update) they are both hanging on its been a rough journey and continued thoughts and prayers and help educating people and sharing this story with those you love and care about via Facebook email twitter or anywhere else you network are welcomed and appreciated thank you in advance speaking for both Debbie and Denise many blessings to all

Ray Harrington

Posted On Jan 06, 2017

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You're in hearts and prayers. You are an amazing lady!

Elayne Schmidt

Backed with $100.00 On Jan 04, 2017

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Denise I hope you get well. I know the surgery has already passed. I pray that it was a success and I wish you the best. You were such a big help to me growing up and I hope this little bit can help in some way to make you at least a little more comfortable. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Max Schneiderman

Backed with $100.00 On Dec 14, 2016

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Debbie and Denise i love you both from the bottom of my heart with my every fiber god has this covered blind faith is what keeps me going its what we have to go on, gods guidance will control the hands minds and hearts of the doctors if they allow him to do so lots of prayer being said and positive vibes sent your way love you always xoxoxoxox

Ray Harrington

Backed On Dec 08, 2016 Amount Hidden

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Dear Debbie, Sorry to hear about your soul sister Denise. You have always been there for us, so we're glad we can at least help you out in this time of your need. You and Denise will now be in our prayers. Love, Bobbi and Walter

Walter and Bobbi Hollander

Backed with $1000.00 On Nov 29, 2016

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Anonymous

Backed On Nov 27, 2016 Amount Hidden

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Can only thank all from my deepest heart

Deborah Saland

Posted On Nov 22, 2016

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Anonymous

Backed with $500.00 On Nov 21, 2016

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robert frieh

Backed with $50.00 On Nov 19, 2016

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At the request of my cousin, Ray Harrington III.

William Harrington

Backed On Nov 19, 2016 Amount Hidden

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