Pages

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

our new normal...

Over the last few days things have declined for Ian. He has not eaten in 4 days, drinking some, and sleeping a lot. We have had multiple conversations with Gilchrist. We feel we are at the beginning of the end. Our goal as it always has been is to keep him comfortable, which he seems to be. Becca will be sticking with her routine until we feel she needs to be home. As for Brian and me, we are planning on taking work one day at a time. We have known for years this time would come, however., it is more difficult than we thought it would be. I will update when I can. Thank you all for being a part of our village. 

13 comments:

Mitch Cooper said...

Sending thoughts, prayers, and hugs to all. You all are "Scher Strong". We live and miss you all.
The Coopers

Gale Herr-Sarubin said...

Thinking of you!
-Gale Herr Sarubin

BPaige said...

Sending you so much love! Prayers and thoughts are with you . coxo Barb

Marci Scher said...

Alicia Katznelson Broth Oh, Marci. Sending all of you so much love...

Emily Isaacs Dugan Thinking of your family!

Ellyn Beth Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way

Mindy Nacht Torres Always thinking and praying for your family

Audrey D Kline Praying for all of you and sending love.

Randie Friedman Sending our thoughts to you and Ian. Tell him his school friends are thinking of him.

Kristin Howlett Mazzarese Prayers and love being sent

Mark Kremnitzer Denise and I have your family in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.

Faith Suzanne sending hugs and prayers to your family!

Mary Fab Marci, sending each of you much love, courage and peace.

Leslie Middleman Toll My heart is breaking for all of you. You've been so strong for so long. Wishing you continued strength.

Samantha Gitli Schaefer Sending love! Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Praying for strength for all of you.

Sherri Sibel Thomas Marci, I'm thinking about you all and sending so much love, many hugs and tons of courage your way. 😘

Michelle Levine Davis Sending love hugs and prayers

Harriette Ws Please know that my heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there's anything that I can do.

Adena Baer ❤ ❤ πŸ’™ πŸ’™ ❤ ❤

Jamie Leboe Please know that I am thinking about you.

Julie Goldman Holzman Thinking of you!!!

Michelle Rosen Heyman Thoughts are with your family and prayers are coming your way!

Sheri Knauth Our love, our hearts and deepest prayers are with you.
Charlotte says that if she can do anything for Becca... She will


Robyn Stevens Brody Sending you all much love and strength.

Ann Brown Gorton Sending love and hugs to the family. πŸ’—

Tamara Jayne Flax Marci Weinberg Scher I'm so sad this is happening. You, Brian, and Becca are continually in my prayers.

Tammy Nemeroff Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayer.

Lisa Smolen Marci, I'm thinking of you and your family and will keep you in my prayers.

Stephanie Leibowitz Weinstein You all are in our thoughts and prayers always!!

Marlene Ettlin Thinking about all of you. ❤ ❤

Marci Scher said...

Carol Zika Sending a big Sigma hug for you.

Melissa Hicks Willen Day or night, whatever you need. All my love

Rachel Schreiber Levitan You are always in my thoughts and prayers

Monique Erdos-Gertner Here for you always. 😘 πŸ™πŸΌ

Stacy Berman Lunenfeld My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for all of your pain. I'm praying for strength for you and your family. I pray for Ian to be comfortable.

Courtney Rachel πŸ˜₯please give Ian my love. Stay strong

Lauren Agetstein I am sorry that this is becoming a reality. I don't know what to say other than my heart is breaking for you! You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts! i may not be directly in your village! Please know I am in a neighboring village! Hugs to you and your family!

Susan Heneson Kornblatt Thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers for everyone's strength and comfort.

Nancie Leibowitz Thinking of all of you! Sending prayers and hugs always!

Sherri Asher Sending love and hugs and lots of prayers!

Judy Schwartz My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Annelise Sullivan Not the news we were all hoping to hear from you. Great bigs hugs to you all.

Elizabeth Shamash Weatherholtz Please know I am thinking of Ian and your family.

Sandra Huller ❤ ❤ 😒 😒 πŸ’” πŸ’” πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ and hugs.... Lots and lots of hugs! πŸ˜•

Lanaye Hoover Thinking of you all and praying for you! Hugs to all!!!

Sarah Burgin Fried Never the right words, prayers and thoughts with all of you.

Emily Michelson Levin :-( I'm thinking of you all, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, and am hoping your "new normal" will be as comfortable for all of you as is possible.

Amy Meyers Steinberg Thinking of you

Melissa Werner G-d is with you on this most difficult journey. Your community is with you too. We send our love to support you all.

Den-el Black Opuszynski My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs hugs hugs

Reesa Greenberg Szikman Marci.. Sending all of you hugs, kisses, prayers and love!

Sara Alima Ostrow So many thoughts and prayers with your family.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · September 13, 2016 at 8:30pm

Lori Gershkowitz-Marcus Love and Hugs from us!!

Heather Lev LOVE YOU!!!!!

Marcy Schwab Sending love and thinking of all of you.

Mary Shimkaveg My thoughts and prayers are with Ian and you guys. Sending my love

Sharon Ziman Thinking of all of you ❤ ❤

Marci Scher said...


Melissa Klawans Cohen ❤

Steve Lunenfeld Prayers and support to your family.

Jennifer Roskin Drake We are thinking of you and praying for everyone's comfort. I am so sorry you are going through this. We pray Ian is comfortable.

Heather Kravitz-Friedman My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jami Schultz Margolis πŸ’” 😒 πŸ™πŸ» 😘

Emily Gaines Demsky holding all of you in the light, marci.

Jennifer Paradise Baker my thoughts and prayer are for you your family - hugs to all of you

Dixie White Leikach There is nothing any of us can say except that you know we are all here for you and the family. Thinking of you daily.

Erin Stoner Thinking of you all. Sending love

Deana Munchow I know there are no words that can help your heart or help heal Ian. My heart is heavy for your family. I pray for strength for all of you.

Victoria Daniels Your family are in my prayers

Alana Vickery Praying for you all. ❤

Brian Granek Thoughts, prayers and strength to you and your family πŸ’œ

Lisa Reid Miller Prayers for comfort! Wish I could be there to be with you

Michele Trager Heller Sending hugs to everyone 😒 πŸ’”

Denise Winegard Kremnitzer We love you! ❤

Susan Schwartz Tanenholz Sending all of you our hugs and love. πŸ’ž

Sallie Brovitz-Palmer Thinking of you all and sending (((hugs))) and love. Please let us know if you need anything!

Marci Phillips Thinking if you at this very hard time.

Lara Turkel Fruman Sending strength, thoughts,and prayers. My heart is heavy. Xoxo

Cyndi Powers Thoughts are with you. Sending love.

Melissa Winter Banks Thinking of all of you with love

Lisa Muher Meyer My heart is with Ian and your entire family. I am saying a prayer for him and sending love and hugs to all of you.

Jessica Woolf Dorsey Sending healing mojo
If you are up for visitors let me know
I can bring wine for you and Eva for Ian

Michael Kiewe Hang in there as best you all can we are all praying for you and the family

Rebecca Goldstein We are thinking of all of you and sending prayers. Sofia sends Ian and Becca hugs.

Marci Scher said...


Paul Tanenholz Our hearts are with you and your family.

Jennifer Larsen Orlando Thinking of you. ❤

Anne Polakoff King Always remember you have many who love and support you.

Wanda Kuperus Thinking of you all

Sally Weintraub Grobani Praying and sending hugs to you all.

Janice Orsburn ❤ Love you all. Hugs ❤

Debbie Goldstein Orkin All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jill Pelovitz I continue to pray that your family will have what you need to manage whatever comes. I wish that I could hug you right now because words just aren't enough.

Christina Ziegler Well said. Hugs and peace. Wishing you what you need.


Leslie Dickman Hollins I love you, and all of you are in my prayers.

Lauri Harf Greenberg Marci, thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers!!

Karen Max Bark We are thinking of your family πŸ’œ

Nancy Polack Kaplan There are no words. So sad. God be with you in this struggle.

Lisa Halle Lampf Thinking of you and sending prayers your way!!

Ryan Forman Sending thoughts and prayers to your entire family. The strength you continue to show is truly inspiring.

Lauren Weiss Klein Thinking of all of you during this incredibly difficult time.

Matt Jordan Please know that all the Steinbergs are praying for you guys and Ian. He's always held a special place in our hearts. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need anything at all, say the word and we're there ❤

Keira Silberstein Thinking of you and your family and constantly praying for all of you. I know that I'm far away, but if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. ((Hugs)) to you and your family.

Jennifer Lipchin So sorry, Marci. Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.

Allyson Dubin Simon Thinking of you all!

Gila Biegacz hugs, hugs and more hugs

Laurie Fox Schimmel Thinking of your family. Xo

Jessie Voss Thinking of you guys and praying for all of you ❤ ❤ ❤

Alexandra Kaplan Pratz I'm so sorry

Dean Bowman My heart goes out to you and your family.

Heather Smith Macchia Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Heather Schmidt Young Thinking of Ian and all of you, as always. ❤hugs ❤

Marci Scher said...


Barbara Block Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Vivian Chait Marci thinking of your beautiful family and pray that Ian is not in pain!

Pauline Church Yamin The Yamin's send prayers and thoughts to all.

Suzanne Sebastian Zahner Thinking of you all as you treasure your time together. πŸ™πŸ»

Kris Barrett πŸ™ ❤ πŸ™ ❤

Jodi Diamond Berger Such a heavy heart. Sending you all the healing in this world. Thinking of you and your wonderful family.

Lauren Agetstein it he isn't eating anything orally can you feed him intravinusly through a feeding tube to keep him nourished. It may help turn things around!
Marci Weinberg Scher We have decided not to feed him through his gtube
Lauren Agetstein i am at a loss for words! I can't even imagine!


Teri Ershler Gitlitz Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Melissa Steinberg-Marasia Sending thoughts and love to you and your family.

Hal Deutsch As always, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You're an inspiration to all!

Sam Rosenbaum We're with you, sending love.

Carol Sultzbaugh Little Thinking of your family and sending prayers to all!

Kendra Bober Love from our family to yours. Keeping you close in our hearts.

Leslie Kapper Sands Hugs for you all!!!

Tracey Lamberg Robbins Marci Weinberg Scher if you or Becca need anything , please let me or Jake know. Praying for all your strength. Hugs to you all.

Carrie Levin Weitzman Sending lots of love and hugs!

Renee Valentino Block Sending you strength as a family and much love and hugs. Keeping you all in our prayers

Kerri Hayman Farrell Thinking of all of you and sending hugs and prayers.

Barbara Levin My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know you all are loved.

Judy Alpern Kaplan Our thoughts are with you.

Rachel Weiss Resnick Always thinking about you.

Robyn Perlin Blum Sending you lots of love...

Alyssa Faye Sending all my love to you!!

Ester Glazer Thinking of you & your family

Mary Engel Crumbacker Sending lots of prayers.

Eric Schloss You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers

Jenny Schloss Marci... Thinking of you. Sending you lots of love.

Marci Scher said...



Kelli Kolodny Thinking of you.

Amy Sober Russell Many prayers to you and your family

Lisa Luria Carswell Always thinking of you.

Jill Rosenthal Sending love, prayers and anything else you need.

Sheri Keller You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbi Heyman Stern Sending our love and prayers

Merle Lemler Brenner Thinking of you and sending love and prayers.

Lauren Leboe Golaner Thinking of all 4 of you

Nancy Miller Levine My thoughts and prayers are with you always!

Danielle Houseal Thinking of you all always. Please let us know if there's anything we can do.

Julie Onnembo Love you and your family! I will continue to send positive vibes and prayers to you all. May God be with you to give you strength in this next stage of your journey. Ian will always be my rockstar and I wish there could be a different ending to his

Tara Coles Marci - John and I are sending love and strength to you and your family. I have been thinking about you all many times a day.

Kim Brandwin My thoughts and prayers are with Ian and you and your family. I'm so sad to read this news.

Peter Degen-Portnoy You all are in our thoughts and hearts. All our love.

Chrissy Bosley Peters Your in my thoughts all of love you all ...

Jodi Goldberg Glou Wishing you love from the Glou family!!!

Abby Woloff Marci Weinberg Scher, Isaac and I are sending you, Brian, Becca and Ian all our love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Applebaum Shapiro Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janel Guilliams Burns Prayers for strength for you and your family and comfortable for Ian. Big huge hugs. Let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do!

Jamie Rudo Kleeman My thoughts and prayers are with you

Heller Kreshtool xoxo

Robin Katcoff We are here for you, as I am sure all of the troop is... 😒

Paige Weinberg Schwartz Sending prayers your way πŸ’œ

Alex Weinberg Marci Weinberg Scher --we are sending you much love and hugs...you are in our thoughts and berakhot.

Shelby Schnitzer Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Shari Schucht You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marci Scher said...

Lara Wynne Love, peace and strength to you Brian and Becca. It may not seem like it, but your hearts will heal. Xoxoxo

Lisa M Verducci Thinking of you and your family. Hugs.

Franny Lerner Sending love to you all πŸ’œ

Helen Weisman Dagilis My heart is breaking for all of you. Sending you love and prayers ❤

Anita Spivak Rozenel Sending you love, hugs, and prayers.

Leslie Remler Moss Sending good thoughts and love

Donna Greenberg Friedman Thinking of you! My prayers are with you, Brian and Becca.

Kenny Brannon I am just seeing this. I am sending Prayers your way, I can only imagine what u are going through, as it's very difficult for me to even follow the Blog's. U know how much my lil Ian means to me.,

Julie Berman Katz Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of hugs!!

Iris Maslow Sending you love!

Lisa Allentoff Hess Your family is in my thoughts. πŸ’š

Donna Lithgow Stollings Sending lots of love to you and your family. ❤

Adam Ziman Thinking of you guys and praying for the best.

Annalisa Snair McCann You are an amazing family...thinking of you and sending so much love. One day at a time...

Lisa McCarville D'Antonio Love and prayers πŸ™πŸ»

Jamie Cooper Biegeleisen Sending love to you all.

Melissa Randazzo My thoughts and prayers are with your family πŸ™πŸ»

Tami Alperstein Fruman Thinking of you all. Much love

Denise Zemlak Beveridge πŸ™πŸ» πŸ™πŸ» πŸ™πŸ» ❤

Traci Kodeck Thinking of you and sending love and strength. Please lean on your village.

Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb Thinking of you and sending hugs and strength.

Sarah MacKinnon Thinking of you. I can't imagine what you must be feeling, there are no words....You are an amazing woman Marci. Ian is the luckiest boy to have you as his Mom. Not every person has the determination and fight that you do. God bless you and your family.

Katie Cullen McGoey πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ you said that beautifully Sarah. I just want to say 'ditto, what ^^ she said'. --My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Marci

Beth Goldsmith You are in my thoughts and prayers . . .

Carolyn Hack Kaplan-Solomond Sending love....

Daean Menke If you want to talk I am here for you. I continue to be amazed with your ability to share each phase. I think of you often my dear friend. My prayers are with you all. My heart aches.... ((((( πŸ’™)))))

Marci Scher said...

Phyllis Greenberg Caplan My heart goes out to you and your family.

Susan Brooks Cohen Marci my heart goes out to all of you. I have always been angry at myself for not visiting. Let me know if that is still ok and if I can bring you anything.

Julie Brandt- Crumbacker I know we don't know each other well ... But I have been a medical social worker for 20 years -and even worked in hospice. I know you have lots of support and love. But if you need anything , I am happy to help. I can sit with Ian or bring becca to hang with my niece Megan . Or I can vacuum if you want !

Michaelle Crumbacker Leone Keeping you in our prayers.

Sharon Kinstler Selko thinking of all of you and wishing you peace throughout this journey Hugs

Amy Rothman-Iliff Thinking about you...

Alisa Kahn Rosenbloom All of our thoughts and prayers are with you

Jessica Cornblatt Marci-My thoughts and prayers are with you. All my love to everyone. I'm here if you need anything. Stay strong

Franny Lerner I hope all the love coming your way, is helping you get through.

Wendy Elover Sending prayers for strength & peace for all of you. Big hugs!

Jennifer Weiss Eckstein Thoughts and prayers! Thinking of you and your family!

Laurie Fox Schimmel Can't stop thinking of your family. Sending it love and prayers

Anne Young Thinking about you all, from afar.

Jennifer Geare Osterweil Sending you strength

Lisa Gold Caplan In my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie Rubin My thoughts are prayers are with you, Ian, and family.

Beth A Bullock you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Sody-Dardick Praying and thinking of you.

Stacie Slatow Abrahams Marci & Brian- there are no words.. so I will just tell you how very sorry we are. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. :)

Barbara Guggenheim Baber So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marci Scher said...


Ruth Cohen Ross Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you strength and the fortitude to get through whatever comes along next. May dear sweet Ian have peace and comfort.

Cindy Deutsch Kasner Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Andi D'Eugenio Resnick Sending you a big hug and strength to get through this! Praying for you and your family!

Sheri Sandbank Green Thinking of all of you and sending prayers and strength.

Lauren Agetstein How are things today? Any change? You all are the strongest people ever! You and your family continue to be in my thoughts during this time.
Marci Weinberg Scher He's doing worse today.

Jessica Lynn Marci Weinberg Scher I am so sorry for you and your family! We are praying for you!

Jaclyn Ross Our thought and prayers are with you. Sending love your way, for all of you. <3

Amy Priga Blavatt Thinking of you . . .

Amy Priga Blavatt Thinking of you . . .

Susan Kaplan Schultz Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you.

Tara Donnelly-Walulik Praying for you and your beautiful family!

Amy Frid Moore Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your amazing family!! Sending you strength to get through this and lots of love!

Tanya Dagan So sorry, thinking of you guys

Susan Ritmiller So very sorry. Praying for strength for all of you.

Leslie Dickman Hollins I am so very sorry. I am thinking of, and praying for all of you. πŸ’œ

Jacqueline Cohen Thinking about you guys.

Meredith Gelfand Sending love and prayers

Glenn Kehring Marci, it's inspiring to see the way Ian, you and your family lovingly deal with such hardship. Wishing you all peace!

Oksana Yurchuk Thinking of you all

Allison Pettis Rinker Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anne Dennis Goldberger Praying for you and your family.

Shara Freeman Thinking of you guys!

Frank Kolarek You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Rene Hurley Carfi Sending love and prayers

Mark Brodinsky Thinking about you Marci. You are one of the strongest people I know.

Jessica Langsam Chisholm The Chisholm family is sending prayers.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · September 14, 2016 at 4:48pm

Tara Webb Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Brian, Becca and Ian.

Marci Scher said...


Ange Joshi I will be keeping your family in my thoughts...they are the very definition of love and an inspiration to any who know you ❤

Lori Kaplan Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you. Aunt Reve and Lori.

Kristin Dolan Wolf Praying for Strength and Peace for your Family πŸ’™ πŸ’— πŸ’— πŸ’™

Michelle Kampler Schwartz Praying for a peaceful journey for your family. <3 <3

Cyn Weinstein Cherry Thinking of you Marci. Sending prayers.

Rachel Goodman My hearts with your family and precious Ian!

Andy Cooper Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers Marci

Kathy Speakman-Kilmon Thinking of you and your son.... and your family. I'm praying for you . Try to stay strong. You know where I am if ya need a hug.

Maureen Jack Herban Oh Marci. Thinking & praying for you, Brian, Ian & Becca. My heart is breaking for you all. Love you!

Traci Mayer Walker Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers!

Kelli Maples Bethel Sending much love and light and prayers

Heather Lapsley DeConde ((((Hugs)))) πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ

Britta Hubbard Hoffman wishing strength to you as I pray for all of you!

Laurie Legum Sklar You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤ πŸ™πŸ»

Gayle Tucker Blank Thinking of you and praying !!!!

Laura Portnoy Mehrman Sending love and strength

Susan Zemil Sending hugs and prayers.

Mindy Hammerman Lipsey Praying for your continued strength and sending love your way

Ian Pinkett You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joshua Bender Thinking about you Marci and sending you prayers

Eileen Amerman Rome Keeping you and your family in our prayers

Jodie Slatow Nahum Thinking of you Marci and your family. Sending prayers. ❤

Harriett Slatow Marci, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We pray for Ian's comfort and for strength for you, Becca and Brian. Much love.

Pamela Shurkin Meister Thinking of you today. <3

Ellen White Thinking of you and your family.

Marci Hyman Oberfeld Prayers of Continued courage and strength for all of you

Carole Miller Glick Thinking of you & sending you hugs ....

Sylvia Carmel Our prayers are with you and your family.