Mom called this morning, and she sounded strained. I had asked her last week to tell me if she started to think I should come to visit before Labor Day. She told me this morning I should come whenever I can.

Dad’s not eating — at all — and he’s getting weaker (no surprise, since he’s not eating) and sicker. Mom seems concerned that he might not make it until Labor Day.

So I’ve sent my email to my coworkers and management, turned on my out of office message, and am beginning to pack. We’ll leave tomorrow morning.

I’ll post updates as I start to get a feel for how things are.

Going up to Park Forest

18 thoughts on “Going up to Park Forest

  • August 20, 2005 at 4:59 pm
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    Ouch. 🙁 My thoughts are with you, your dad, and your mom. I wish you the best during this time.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 5:35 pm
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    Oh, Kate! Drive carefully, and take care of yourself.

    Keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 5:39 pm
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    Oog. Take care of yourself.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 5:39 pm
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    I’m thinking of you at this very, very hard time.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 5:41 pm
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    *big hugz*

    I’m so sorry, Kate. Y’all are close in my thoughts. Safe travels.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 5:47 pm
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    Sending good thoughts to all of you…

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  • August 20, 2005 at 6:01 pm
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    oh, i’m so sorry to hear of this. may everything work out as well as it can.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 6:12 pm
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    Best wishes, I’m glad you can be there for your family.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 6:29 pm
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    Take care, kate. {{{hugs}}}

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  • August 20, 2005 at 6:34 pm
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    Take care, and drive safely. *hugs* You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 6:44 pm
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    Oh dear. 🙁 We’re here for you… we really are.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 7:06 pm
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    Take very good care, Kate. I’m thinking of you and yours.

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  • August 20, 2005 at 9:29 pm
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    I’m so sorry, Kate. You’ll be in my thoughts.

    -J

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  • August 20, 2005 at 9:41 pm
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    Take care, Kate. I’m keeping your family in my thoughts.

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  • August 21, 2005 at 12:10 am
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    good luck. i’m thinking of you.

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  • August 21, 2005 at 7:13 am
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    You and your family are in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

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  • August 21, 2005 at 8:23 am
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    Ah, Kate dear, I’m so sorry for you and yours. Peace be with you all.

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  • August 22, 2005 at 2:32 am
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    Take care of yourselves. You’re in my thoughts.

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