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Dept. of It Doesn't Stop

Please Send Him Good Vibes, Y'all

My brother just phoned me; he had a heart attack last night, and is in hospital in Halifax. They will be keeping him in for at least three days. He did not sound good, but insists things are fine now. There is, apparently, no need for me to come up to N.S. He asked me to tell our stepdad, Rob, which I have done, keeping the message as positive as possible. He's 87 and just lost Mum. He doesn't need to worry more than necessary.

Very selfishly, I do not — do not — want to be the last man standing in my family. He is my little brother, damn it.

He's a very good man; a fine, strong, funny, kind, tough man and I'm very proud of him for shouldering so much for the last few years. If you believe in God, please send a prayer Their way for a quick recovery, If you don't, just keep him in your thoughts, if only for a moment.

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Mar. 24th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! I hope he has as easy and speedy a recovery as possible.

*sends hugs your way*
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you; he says he's in good hands, and even texted me a little while ago, in response to something I sent him. I'm taking that as a good sign.
Mar. 24th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, honey!!! No need to ask! It is done! I am keeping him warm in my heart and asking the universe for some healing and mercy.

*hugs you hard*

All the love to him and Rob, honey...
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear friend; and I am crossing my fingers for you and your Best Beloved on your various interviews, too.

*Hugs back, just as hard*
Mar. 24th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, boy, not another one. (Brother of a friend was just Medevac'ed from the golf course to the hospital and wound up with a shiny new stent.) Warm thoughts and well wishes winging your way, for both your brother and you. May you both be surrounded with love.
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's been Monday all the way down the line today. I hope your friend's brother recovers; it sounds as if he definitely needs good thoughts.
Mar. 24th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hugs you hard and keeps in him prayer. Take care.
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks; I appreciate both prayer and hugs so very much.
Mar. 24th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Consider it done. Hang tough. ((hug))
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)

Will do; thanks!

*hugs back*
Mar. 24th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
Holding you and yours in my heart.
Mar. 24th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. And I think your icon is absolutely beautiful.
Mar. 24th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh crap. Fingers crossed.
Mar. 24th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
Crossed fingers are noted with grateful thanks. I have to keep remembering that these days heart attacks aren't the kind of horrid health or worse sentences that they were when you and I were kids. Hell, even BB had a heart attack while he was busy trying to die from other things back in 2010, and it was just handled en route to getting him out of the hospital. So I will work on trusting the doctors, and texting my bro to keep his spirits up. When a veteran RCMP officer admits he's scared, it makes you want to get on a plane and go up and hug him tight.
Mar. 24th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Sending you hugs, thoughts and prayers. I hope your brother recovers smoothly.
Mar. 25th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the hugs, thoughts and prayers. They are gratefully accepted.
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
I wish a Mi Shebeirach weren't so appropriate. Strength and wholeness to you too.
Mar. 25th, 2014 05:13 am (UTC)
I remember thinking this was a beautiful sung prayer when first you introduced me to it; thank you for reminding me of it today. I listened, and it is still beautiful in words and melody.
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, honey! Prayers, thoughts, good vibes, and all the very best are flying full speed through the aether toward your brother and toward you as well. A constant, ongoing stream of love and support.
Mar. 25th, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
Thank you, my dear; I appreciate all of what you send more than you'll ever know.
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
::hugs for you::

And prayers his way.
Mar. 25th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Your hugs and prayers are both gratefully accepted - thank you.
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
*sends hugs and prayers*
Mar. 25th, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
Thank you - I'm focusing, or trying to focus, on all the positives, like the fact that he was able to call me, and not some doctor saying, "Ms Routliffe ...." but it can be hard. I'll learn more tomorrow morning, and in the meantime, everyone's good wishes and prayers are immeasurably helpful.
Mar. 25th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Sending good thoughts to you and your brother both! *hugs*
Mar. 25th, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Mar. 25th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Hugs from me to you and all yours.

Mar. 25th, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
They are ever so much appreciated, my dear. You really have no idea.
Mar. 25th, 2014 08:01 am (UTC)
Oh dear, how scary! I'll hold your brother in the light. Hugs to you.
Mar. 25th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
I'll hold your brother in the light.

This is lovely - thank you so much.
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