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My brother Richard. [Jan. 1st, 2013|12:58 pm]
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Some of you will have met my brother Richard. He was the skinny sweary one on Top Table at the wedding; he was the one still dancing after the music had stopped at TCASU, a convention in Ireland in October 2003.

For the last twenty years or so, he's been going to die sometime in the next couple of years. For the last couple of years, he's been going to die in the next couple of months.

Mother tells me that it rather looks like he might be going to die in the next couple of weeks. The theory is that he has a 52nd birthday on January 15th; there's a significant chance he's going to miss it. He can't get out of bed, and he can't string more than three or four words together before stopping to catch his breath.

I'm supposed to be going down there on Thursday; I may yet decide to go down there rather sooner.

Do please join me in hoping that his final few days aren't harder for him than they need to be.
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2013-01-01 01:35 pm (UTC)

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My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Good luck and God Bless.
[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2013-01-01 02:02 pm (UTC)

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I hope that his last days are easy for him as they can be.

I'm glad that his family are there for him, and I'm sure that you'll all be there for each other too.
[User Picture]From: lexin
2013-01-01 04:11 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry to hear that; my thoughts are with you and yours.
[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2013-01-03 12:13 am (UTC)

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thoughts, prayers, and whatever we can do to be helpful
[User Picture]From: stevie_carroll
2013-01-03 08:06 am (UTC)

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Thinking of you.
[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2013-01-03 11:03 pm (UTC)

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I hope today wasn't too harrowing. Hugs