Two days ago he was taken to the hospital after a nasty fall during which he hit his head. He had appeared disoriented and weaker than normal that day and they discovered he had peritonitis (sp?) which is an infection commonly seen in people suffering from pancreatic cancer. They said they could treat it, and he would stay in the hospital for a few days.
I spoke to him twice that day, and he sounded weaker than I have ever heard him sound before.... I knew it wouldn't be long.
This morning the Doctor called. My brother had taken a turn for the worse, and developed pneumonia overnight. "Now would be the time to come" he said.
Burdette, or Peppy as he is called in our family, is an amazing guy. He was a musically gifted teenager with a bright future ahead of him......but sadly he was also a child of the seventies who's life took a tragic turn, and as a result he has lived the majority of his years in a care home.
The doctor this morning said it had been "-almost a year", since my brother learned his time was short. And although that "almost a year" has truly been a gift......it just doesn't seem like it's enough.
I have to go pack now so I can say goodbye to him. I won't be blogging for a few days, but I hope you take the time to enjoy your weekend, and let those whom you love, know that you love them....... because "almost a year" just isn't enough. .