As I sat here trying to recover from a head cold captured while visiting the ICU Ward at OHSU this weekend…… the blues have hold of me. We gathered as a family once more at the bedside of Bruce, surviving husband of my cousin Nancy who died last april. Bruce suffered a massive aneurysm while getting ready to come over to Lake O cousin Nancy’s place to join us all, including his son J & his family……… Bruce passed away Sunday afternoon, or was rather, allowed to pass away, once a determination was made that the brain damage sustained in the aneurysm was so severe he couldn’t have maintained life on his own. . . . “J” is an only child, and losing both parents within 6 months has been traumatic to say the least. He showed lots of strength this weekend…….. Perhaps memorial services will be scheduled after the holidays……
We came home to meet cousin Stan and wife Mary for their 3 days visit while he continues his checkups from the post-bone-marrow transplant he had here last June….. they would be here for 3 days.
Rodger gets a call from family to learn his eldest Uncle Albert has passed away Sunday.
Hospital waiting rooms are NOT the place to be on holiday weekends or any other time…..people come to see their own ill relatives while they themselves are coughing with colds unaware, I suppose, they’ll be spreading their own viruses to us.
So I’m simply gonna give in, relax, rest, medicate w/zinc, Yin Chao, and let these blues pass………..