Hello there all; Alice here (no, she wasn't kidding) to let you know what is, as far as I'm aware of, the latest regarding news.
Well, of course, things are not terrific. Hospice care has definitely been decided on for Carol, most if not all of the necessary paperwork has been filled out (thankfully by someone at the hospital, and not by Ann because what with everything else filling in reams of forms was REALLY not what she needed), Ann is physically and mentally exhausted, the whole family is of course distraught, and to top it all of yesterday morning her microwave exploded.
The good news is that Carol seemed a little better yesterday, even to the point of (encouraged by the doctors) taking a short walk to stretch her legs, and of course, Ann seems to be holding her own with her usual bravery and grace. In fact, when I spoke to her on the phone last night (my night, not hers) she seemed to be in remarkably good humour despite it all, and even had a giggle about the microwave.
You know, that woman amazes me. I mean, obviously in the scheme of things a broken microwave is pretty low down on the list of problems, but if that were me...considering everything else, that would've been the straw the break the cammel's back, and, well, lets just say the resulting scene of hysterics would have been ugly. Entertaining, perhaps, but still. Ugly.
Well, that's all I know, for now. But rest assured, as soon as I am made aware of any developments over the course of today, I will immediately log back in and relate them here.
Unless of course Ann takes one look at this post and tells me to hop it. In which case I will hop it and she will be back, so for those reading the situation is win win anyway.
So! Please forgive any typos, remember to keep Ann and her family in your prayers, and I'll keep you posted.
* For those who didn't get the Mork & Mindy reference, don't worry about it. I'm weird, and it seemed appropriate at the time.
Alice is weird but wonderful. Thanks sweetie.