Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner


My brother is not doing well. At the hospital today, my sister Mary learned that the hospital staff is not hopeful for his recovery. They want to talk to the family about hospice care for what time he has remaining.

None of us saw this coming, even though we did hear about how weak he was frequently. He is so weak he doesn't even have the muscles in his throat to cough. He is constantly fighting infections, has a fungus in his blood, numerous infections that numerous antibiotics have not been able to conquer.

I haven't really taken it in. I intend to drive up on Thursday morning so I can be at the meeting, the next meeting, which is at one that afternoon, at the hospital. I don't know what this means except that we have very little time left with Mike.

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