Thursday 3 January 2008


Here in Normal, it's still only the second of January, and both my father and sister Sandra are at St Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington. My father has come down with another severe infection, and as his infections have tended to go into his bloodstream quickly, his doctor had him admitted. My mother, Matt, and I saw the ambulance take him away earlier this evening. Sandra has been experiencing an array of problems, including significant weight loss, and it isn't clear whether the cause is her MS or something else. It's been a mixed visit, and I feel awkward about coming back tomorrow with matters at this pass, but there's nothing to be done.

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