Monday, July 31, 2006


I just spent my third Sunday night THIS MONTH in an emergency room. I’ve not been the patient on any of those occasions –various family members have- but it’s getting old.

We had to take my mother in last night. She has taken a dramatic turn for the worse after cheating stage 4 breast cancer more than two years ago by “getting better” at a time doctors were giving her only a few weeks to live. She had returned to living a largely normal life until just a few weeks ago when things started going wrong again.

By the way, you may not think you know my mother but if you’ve ever laughed at any of the goofiness on this blog you can thank my mother who raised her kids to laugh at life and to spare no pun.

Anyway, I’m a bit tired today and blogging may be lighter than normal. Or not.


ThirtyWhat said...

Aw, Dave ... I'm sorry to hear your mom is having a rough time of it. It's so hard when someone you love has an illness like that. Even harder to deal with the "bad days." Dad's hospice nurse, Bill, told me to enjoy the "good days" ... and we did.

Keep your chin up ... and I'll say a prayer that she'll get another two years with you.

Marie said...

Dave, you are a good son.

My heart and prayers are with your mom and you and your family for what you're going through now.