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Dad - Quizzical Looks

Dec. 3rd, 2006

11:27 pm - Dad

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As you might remember, my Dad's been diagnosed with lung cancer that's teamed up with bronchitis, so the two treatments cancel eachother out.

So, two weeks ago Dad was back in hospital. A while back in a previous trip in, I asked Dad if he wanted something like a portable DVD player to keep him occupied in hospital since he'd seen everything the hospital-tv could offer. He refused of course (this is Dad, he didn't want me spending the money on him). This time he rang up, to say he'd reconsidered this, is it possible to get it now? I took the morning of Wednesday the 16th off to meet up with Mum, and buy the player and some TV seasons so she could take them to Dad (I had a cold at the time, not a good idea to go see someone with pneumonia/bronchitis).

I bought a nice little 9" model for $200, some stuff like Minder and MacGyver, Spooks and JAG to keep him busy, and went as far as the lift - even if I had been feeling entirely better, Royal Perth doesn't exactly have a lot of room on the wards for a visitor, let alone two. Anyway, he was happy with that, even though he went home the day after getting the player :lol:. Says that the picture is very good, and at a lot closer to his eyes than the ceiling TVs are it should be.

That was two-and-a-half weeks ago.

Friday I got a call from Mum - ok, from my Aunt, to call Mum after she got back from taking Dad to a hospice (but not to panic).

Anyway. Called Mum. This weekend has been the start of Summer here. Dad won't see Autumn. He'll be in the hospice for just a couple of days so they can try and get his breathing controlled, then he'll be back home about Wednesday. But yeah, two months...

So now we're starting to make plans, get in touch with people. Dad's brother just might be coming out here soon (Mum told Aunt June today), and I'll tell Dad's old regiment. I'll also ring Karrakatta tomorrow to see what their basic services are, and Mum will see what Veterans Affairs can do.

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From:ulva
Date:December 3rd, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear this...

*hugs*
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Thank you *hugs*
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From:calliopes_pen
Date:December 3rd, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
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*hugs you tightly*
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Ray *hugs*
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From:orac_zen
Date:December 3rd, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Damn, Sean - I'm so sorry to see this. :(

*** hugs; prayers ***
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Thank you *hugs*
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From:huntingdon
Date:December 3rd, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Two months is nothing at all :(

I wish you strength through out it.
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From:crusherdisciple
Date:December 3rd, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Man, that's tough to hear.

I think the portable DVD player idea is fantastic.
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, and yes it was, especially the call.

Yeah, he was pleased with it - I just wish he could stay awake long enough to make it worth hooking up to his PayTV (rather, I offered, but my parents refused).
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Aye, two months will surely go like *snaps fingers* that. And thank you.
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From:justace
Date:December 4th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
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Bro - I'm sad to hear your news. Very sad.

Please keep in touch with me when you can. I'd love to be there with you, but I am here for you when/if you need anything at all. *big hugs*

Take care. Love to you and your family. You're all in my thoughts.
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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Sis *hugs*

Depends how I feel on the day - I tried to be on last night, but I just kept building instead to take my mind off things - I've still got to answer some of Dad's old unit as well.
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From:pktrekgirl
Date:December 4th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh my! I'm so sorry to hear this!

I've been wondering where you've been lately - now I know...and this is just horrible!

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From:seandc
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, and yeah, what a way to be brought out of my hiding phases.
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