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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I haven't been blogging much these past few days. Post-vacation and work and birthdays have me hopping. I will likely be back to read your posts more and post myself more by next week if not sooner.

My parents and my sister are back from seeing my brother. He is well but not well. Still in the intensive care ward and still having bad epileptic seizures. The concern is how this is affecting his brain. My mother told me tonight that the doctor informed them that he will not work another day in his life. He will get through this but his condition is about as far from ideal as one can imagine. He is married and has two daughters. He has been dealt a bad card in life. As have so many.

I hope you are all well. And enjoying the spring weather...

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Oh Cathy..I am so sorry to hear the full situation about your brother..So sad. :( Still sending prayers his way.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    I'm so sorry about your brother...That was a really bad card. But we should never start believing and hoping for the best (look what happened with my grandma, the doctors didn't give her much chance and she's getting a lot better).
    I'll be thinking of you and your family, hugs!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    How very sad :(
    Best wishes to him and his family.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    What spring weather? It went from winter to summer down here. it was 90 today.
    I'm sorry to hear the news about your brother, I will pray for his condition to get better.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I will keep your brother in my prayers.

  1. Blogger green eyed girl on planet earth said:

    Sorry to read about your Brother, it has to be hard all aorund , hopefully things will be better than you hope for and I will certianly keep him and your families in my prayers ,wishing you better days ahead

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Your brother is still in my prayers.

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    I hope your brother gets back to his peak. I hope he focuses on how lucky he is with his wife, kids and family like yourself and not just on this bad card. I know thinking this way helped my Dad through some tough times and will do again in the future.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I wish I could give you a hug and words of comfort.

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    i'm thinking about you Cathy
    and sending smiles and
    health to your brother...

  1. Blogger Tee said:

    I'm so sorry about your brother. That must be heartbreaking - especially to not be able to help.

    The changes to your template are really nice.

    The weather is beautiful here, too.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    so sorry Cathy! it must be very frustrating to have to deal with such an unpredictable illness. Let's hope his brain is not affected by this.
    Hugs xxx

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    Sending thoughts regarding your brother.


  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    Sending thoughts regarding your brother.


  1. Blogger vani said:

    that is very sad to hear. i wish the best for all of you.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    So sorry to hear about what your brother is going through. It must be hard as a family to see him going through stuff like that. My thoughts and best wishes are with you all. Take care, Meow :)

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    continued good wishes for the health of your brother.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Just checking in..Hope all is well.

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - More prayers going your way! Have a great weekend.

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks so much for all your comments!

    I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth; just really swamped this week. Mostly work but also birthday party central and then on the telephone a lot regarding my brother and such. He is more alert now but this is going to be a long haul that unfortunately does not have a particularly wonderful ending. He will come through and will adjust to a new normal. In the meantime his wife is practically a single mom and his daughters are understandably upset about the whole thing.

    I will be back friends.

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