Friday, July 07, 2006

7/7 Sad news/happy news

Isn't that just how life goes? Up and down, a roller coaster of emotions.

Sad News: My brother Jim's wife, Karen, emailed to say her mom is in intensive care and not expected to make it. Katie is a retired schoolteacher, and because of bad scoliosis she's been more and more bent. This has compromised her breathing to such an extent that she's been in the hospital six or seven times in less than a year. It's been really hard on Jim and Karen and Karen's dad Frank. K is an only child, so definitely has become another sister to us during the past 13 or so years that we've known her.

I'm going to cancel my plans Sunday and drive to Aurora and visit Katie. Karen said they're very lenient in this ICU about visitors.

Happy News: This doesn't even begin to cancel out the sad news, but it's the best I can do. BroadMinded is scheduled to perform at ComedySportz on Friday, October 13th at 10 PM. I'm thrilled by this, but it's hard to be "up" right now.


cindy said...

Jer---be sure to tell Katy we send our prayers and well wishes too.

Tell Frank, I think of him often, and tell him to rest every chance he gets...and of course give Jim and Karen a hug from us too.

Thanks for taking time out from you schedule to go visit. I know Karen has all those cousins, but it is nice for Jim to have someone near too.

Jer said...

Thanks, Cin. I'm definitely driving down tomorrow. Don't know when because I'll be out really late tonight.

David said...

Thinking good thoughts for Karen, Jim, and especially, Mom. Oh, and few for you, too, Jer.

Jer said...

Thanks, DF.

I re-read Karen's email and I guess Katie's not in imminent danger of death, but they said probably she'd be gone before the end of the year.

Sad. She's such a wonderful woman.