Originally Posted by pshrynk
Ricky, My dad is dying. I've spent the week at the hospital, working with the doctors to get them to remove the ET that they put in when he crashed during his endoscopy. He has been hell on wheels against "pipes and tubes" since he first learned about them when I was in Jr Hi. They took him off the respirator this afternoon and he's breathing on his own now, but slipping away. I tend not to talk to people about this, and have posted mere hints at it in other threads. I really try not to seek out sympathy, as I am quite uncomfortable in being on the receiving end of it...
I was really looking forward to meeting you in Montréal next weekend but we'll do it some other time. Take good care of your dad... the best you can offer him is your presence.
(I was baptized in the Byzantine faith.)