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If you can arrange your life... [Aug. 8th, 2004|10:49 pm]
If you can arrange your life so that you don't have to worry about whether to believe your brother that an ER visit doens't invalidate hospice care, you should probably do so.

Taking him to The Dead concert in Camden was the right thing to do; it worked out the way it should have, and just before the concert let out, I was able to dash to the car and get it back to the entrance before the crowds came. (Literally dashing, here... I didn't strain my heart too much, and my knee only aches a little, and I probably got the car back a good five minutes before people started leaving en masse.) But he's not been feeling well, and he's swelling up with retained fluid, and hell... it could be incipient renal failure, which could be the beginning of the end, much faster than expected.

My family... well, they're having a really hard time. But I think they're approaching acceptance.

Me, I'm tired... really tired. But then, it's time for bed, isn't it?

[User Picture]From: kitsunegeek
2004-08-09 06:16 am (UTC)
I just wanted to say I've been thinking of you. It sounds like things have been hard, which isn't unexpected. I'm glad you're not overtaxing yourself.
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2004-08-09 06:59 am (UTC)
Darlin', you are doing such good. Not that I would have expected anything else, but still.

*hugs* to you until I can deliver them in person.
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[User Picture]From: janetmiles
2004-08-09 11:00 am (UTC)
If talking would help, you know where to reach me.
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2004-08-09 11:37 am (UTC)
*Lots of hugs*

Hope you got good sleep.

Sending loads of good thoughts and vibes.

Love you.

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[User Picture]From: iamjw
2004-08-09 12:32 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: barbarakitten_t
2004-08-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
i just have to add my *hugs* too. damn, i'm glad you are you
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[User Picture]From: blackthornglade
2004-08-09 02:41 pm (UTC)
*still more hugs*
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[User Picture]From: pagawne
2004-08-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
John, you are one of the "good guys". Hugs offered, and hopes for a peacefull ending.
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