Hey all! Wow I can't believe what a blogging slacker I have been. Seems like things have been busy and hectic and insane and just nonstop crazy! But that's normal life right? Ok wait...more like MY normal life! So let me catch you up...
Well end of May I lost my job. But not b/c I messed up. It seems ALL the stinkin jobs in Charlotte are contract positions. And my first one...well...the funding fell out. It stunk and I was definitely upset. BUT I found something new in only 2 weeks. Back at the same place. Just in a different department, different building, different recruiter, and more money. So far it has been great. This is only my third week there but I am really liking it there. So whew. That's good!
Ok that's out of the way. Happy news. Now it's time for the bad news. Bill's cousin Chris that I have blogged about many times...Well he has taken a turn. Well I guess that's not exactly the right way to put it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Bill's cousin...Chris was diagnosed last April with a non-operable brain stem tumor. Further testing revealed it was indeed cancer. For a while he was ok. Well not "ok" but maintaining. Then in January he started taking a turn for the worse. We have been spending a ton of time up in Emerald Isle / Atlantic Beach with Bill's family spending as much time as possible as we can with Chris. And they have been some great times. We have managed to make it up there about 8 times since January which is great. Especially since it's a 5 1/2 hour drive one way! And we were there this past weekend. Bill got the call last week that Chris was running out of time. And we needed to get there to spend time with Chris before either he passed or was unaware of his surroundings. Well we had to do a lot of plan changing b/c we were suppose to be in Atlanta. But my family will be there and well...Chris has such little time. And to stop my rambling and just get to the point. It's bad. The hospice nurses are saying AT BEST 2 weeks. He is in total kidney failure. He has other tumors popping up all over him. And the worst is the one that has shown up in his throat pressing against it which is causing much discomfort. And there is a lot of talk about what to do about it. Because he has trouble breathing and swallowing. As of Monday he officially began the liquid morphine. And it is helping SOME. But he is still miserable. So all I can ask of you is your thoughts and prayers. Bill and I had to say goodbye to him when we left Monday b/c we know that it was the last time we would see him in this world and this life. And saying goodbye...well...it's so painful and so hard. And watching the man I love hurt is so hard. Watching him watch his cousin die hurts so much. All I want to do is take his pain away and I can't. I know his pain. I have been through his pain. And I want to remove it and make is just go away. But all I can do is be here for him always. And I will.
So keep us in your prayers and your thoughts as we face yet another devastating blow from this horrible disease. And please keep his mom and his dad and his daughter and the rest of his family in your thoughts and prayers.
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