TeeTaa Posted July 28, 2004 Share Posted July 28, 2004 Hello all - just a quick update as I'm here at TBone's house with his kids. It's been a tough week . . . after the terrible scare Sunday night and getting him back to hospice, he rallied a bit Monday and even more yesterday. His daughter Anna spent the day with him yesterday being his nurse, and I think it made a world of difference for him. He was actually mostly lucid all day, although still very weak. Today was a different story, however. He looked really bad when I went in today, and he really never acknowledged either me or his kids. He's really showing a lot of the "signs" - talking "out of his head" and to people who aren't there, he hasn't eaten in several days, and is only drinking a sip or two after getting medicine. Although he hadn't said anything that made sense during the whole time we/I were there, when the kids and I started to leave, I leaned over to kiss him and told him I love him and that I was taking all the kids home for the night and would be taking care of them. He found the strength to say, "Love y'all" and his eyes followed us all to the door. Earlier in the day, Ann and I had each witnessed a tear coming from the corner of his eye, and something tells me there was another one forming as he watched us leave. Fortunately, he doesn't appear to be in any real pain. ViVi (who also visited today) and I thought we should offer for one of us to come back up there tonight to stay with Ann and him there in the room, and she said she thought that might be a good idea. The fact that she accepted the offer says a lot to me. So once I get the kids settled with other aunts and uncles, I'm heading back up there. I've just got to tell y'all something that's amazingly ironic. When our Daddy died of cancer on November 24, 1974, I was nine years, nine months, and four days old. Tomorrow, TBone's daughter Anna will be nine years, nine months, and four days old. Yes, EXACTLY the same age. Also, his son Elliott is 13 years, six months, and six days old, which is only four days older than our brother Guy was on the day Daddy died. No one can tell me there's not some meaning in all this. Please say yet another little prayer for us tonight. Love, TeeTaa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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