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Posted on February 13, 2006

We are back from California. We spent close to a week there with my grandfather and the rest of my family. No real news to report. Hospice is still caring for my grandfather. He has days of being lucid, happy and the Davie we all know and love, followed by days when hospice says the end is near and he is withdrawn and even surly. It is emotionally exhausting and devastating- leaves you feeling utterly helpless. It was also a good visit with my family. Does that sound bizarre? A death vigil turns into a great family visit. Well it was. Briar really connected with everyone. It was amazing to watch her take in all that was happening. The health services room was no cake walk. Grandpa’s roommate,…

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Posted on February 1, 2006

Sorry ’bout the absence. We Magees have had a crazy January. Work and sickness.Work causing sickness.Sick of working. Briar continues to be the greatest thing I (and we) have ever done. She is pure joy and challenge, but good challenge, you know? She challenges us to be the best people we can be, to make the most of every minute, to let the BS slide and focus on what’s important. Thank you to every higher power that played a part in letting us have her. My grandfather is gravely ill. Hospice has been brought in and every effort is being made to ensure the highest quality of life in the time that remains. My mom is with him doing a valiant job at the…

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