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My mother-in-law called. DiL is not doing well, had to return to the ICU again and is very weak. The doctors wanted to put him back on a ventilator, but MiL and DiL were adamant that that wasn't going to happen. He's said "enough," he's done. After talking it over with DiL, they're having the hospital people remove all support machinery and equipment except oxygen and pain meds. They don't expect him to last more than 24-48 hours.

It seems that I won't get a chance to say goodbye to him after all. I wish he could have gone home; I wish we could have taken him home in July when we were there. Now, they don't think he'd survive the move.

It's awful and sad. He so wants to be able to die at home in his own bed. It's such a small thing, and it makes me heartsick that he can't have that.

We're readying ourselves to head up north.

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On August 1st, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC), m0nkeygrl commented:
So sorry. I'll be thinking about you and your family.
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On August 1st, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC), lizziebelle commented:
Oh Eugie, I'm so sorry. That's so hard to go through. Sending you strength & comfort vibes!
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On August 1st, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni commented:
*hugs* :( Much love and support and everything else :(
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On August 1st, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC), sartorias commented:
*hugs* to you all. I'm so sorry.
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On August 1st, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC), ex_dotificu commented:
I'm so sorry, Eugie. My dad has suffered a series of health disasters the past two years so I know the awful stress you and your family are bearing. It's agonizing.
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On August 1st, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC), terracinque commented:
Why don't you head on up there now? Maybe you could get there in time.
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On August 1st, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
We need to make arrangements to have Hobkin looked after while we're gone.
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On August 1st, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC), j_cheney commented:
I'm also getting to the age where this is a frequent worry. My mother has been in and out of the hospital for the last two weeks, and we recently had to rush DiL to the emergency room. My thoughts and prayers will be with you...
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On August 1st, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC), yansmom commented:
Oh, Eugie...that's just awful. I am so sorry...

I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers...*hugs*
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On August 2nd, 2006 12:17 am (UTC), jimhines commented:
So sorry to hear this, Eugie...
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On August 2nd, 2006 12:28 am (UTC), squirrel_monkey commented:
I'm so sorry to hear that, Eugie. Hugs to you and yours.
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On August 2nd, 2006 12:40 am (UTC), pabba commented:
My thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry...
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On August 2nd, 2006 12:43 am (UTC), lotus_faerie commented:
You don't know me, but you have my heartfelt sympathy. I can't even imagine and don't want to know what that must be like.
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On August 2nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC), coronalrain commented:
I'm sorry to hear that dear. May you and your family find the support and strength you need during this difficult time
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On August 2nd, 2006 01:48 am (UTC), melissajm commented:
I'm sorry.
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On August 2nd, 2006 02:04 am (UTC), bevlovesbooks commented:
I'm so sorry Eugie. My thoughts are with you and Matthew.
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On August 2nd, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC), ellyssian commented:
My thoughts are with you and your family.
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