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Hi everyone,
Some may have noticed that I have disappeared from a number of my normal channels.

About 5 weeks ago, my father had to move in with us. At 87, he was just too old and fragile to take another winter alone in the old family farmhouse. The initial move-in went well and we began to fall into a routine that seemed to be working.

About 2 weeks ago, my father fell down our stairs and had to go to the hospital. Nothing broke, but he took a nasty knock on the head and had some major bruising. It turns out that he also had a number of lurking problems (kidney stone, infection, pneumonia) which had not been immediately visible. We have been going to the hospital twice a day since then.

Yesterday he was released to rehab, so he is on track to come back home. But patient care and elder care has meant that I am stretched really thin on my preparations for MFF and general social connectivity. So please forgive me if I have been unresponsive - ping me again if I have failed to respond. The next two days are a whirlwind of activity as I prep for MFF and get the FVS all pulled together.

Date: 2014-12-03 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloudchaser-s.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear that! I hope and pray that he'll recover quickly!

Date: 2014-12-03 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-phemera.livejournal.com
Sounds like you've got more than enough to deal with; take it easy and take of yourself as well.

Date: 2014-12-03 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xolo.livejournal.com
Oh, geez. Best wishes to you and your dad!

Date: 2014-12-03 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchall.livejournal.com
Lots of good thoughts and prayers to your dad and his speedy recovery. Best wishes to you, too, as you're dealing with all this. I hope that even with all the busy times for you at MFF it will still be a good change of scene for you and a lot of fun.

Date: 2014-12-03 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schnee.livejournal.com
All the best to you and your father!

Date: 2014-12-03 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hartree.livejournal.com
Good that it wasn't more serious, and that they found the other problems so they can be treated.

Having to take care of an elderly parent is, to say the least, an odd role reversal. Here's to a quick recovery for your dad, and best of luck to all of you.

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