Friday, May 02, 2008

Adam

My brother-in-law could talk to a wall if necessary. He is the best person to have around during uncomfortable family gatherings, because he will keep the conversation going. He has a form of muscular dystrophy that makes it hard for him to walk and impossible for him to do things like lift heavy objects, and yet he once helped me move out of a 4 story walk-up. He is generous to a fault and will dispense more compliments than anyone's ego has a right to own. He is a good man.

My brother-in-law has been battling some sort of sickness since Christmastime. He's been coughing like crazy, having back aches, and generally feeling really really shitty. They first thought it was a respiratory infection. Then they thought it was pneumonia. Then he had a CT scan yesterday and diagnosed him with lymphoma. My sister and my brother-in-law live down in Texas and he is very sick and will be in the hospital for some time. I told Brett last night that I wished I were the praying type. He told me I could pray if I wanted to. So I am. Please, think positive thoughts for this wonderful man, who is married to the very best sister a girl could have.

13 comments:

Tessie said...

Oh, oh no. I'm so sorry to hear this.

I will pray.

Jess said...

This is awful, and I'm so sorry to hear it. And I think Brett is right that you can pray if you want, even if you're not the praying type. I will too.

3carnations said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I'll keep him in my thoughts. I'm glad you're making an exception to be a praying type for this situation...I think it deserves it. :)

JMC said...

He sounds like a wonderful person. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Pickles & Dimes said...

I'm so sorry. I'll keep in my thought and prayers as well.

Banana said...

I'm so sorry. I will definitely keep him in my thoughts.

desperate housewife said...

Oh! I'm so sorry. And listen- we are all God's children, as cheesy as that may sound, and if you feel like praying, there's no reason in the world not to. And I certainly will as well. I'm so sorry about this.

amber said...

I'm thinking of your family, too. I'm sorry.

Rachel said...

I'm sorry to hear about you, and I'll be thinking of you and your family and Adam and your sister. And I agree, even if you aren't the praying type...this is the time.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about that. I will keep him in my thoughts.

Cheri said...

Awww :( I am praying for him right now, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Katrin said...

I'll do my best! :)

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Sorry to hear about the bad news. You've written a wonderful description of him.