Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
I’ve just spoken on the phone with our friend, SuperDave. He’s given me an update on Lyra’s condition and asked that I share it with the rest of her Passionate poetic friends.
Lyra spent the last couple of days in the hospital, and returned home yesterday - she can surely rest more comfortably there. It seems that her most recent plight has been some serious swelling in her legs due to carcinomatous pressure on her abdominal veins. She’s taking several medications, including blood thinners to prevent clotting. She’s also been recuperating from a recent bout of radiation in her jaw and neck, and still has some back pain from an unrelated injury. The hospital has now begun daily home hospice support, and is giving her every consideration to ease her discomfort,
Lyra is still planning to see some of us for her birthday, in case anyone else can get away. A few of us will be visiting with her sometime during the week of April 21-27th… The specific time and day aren’t determined yet, as we need to know everyone who’s coming before finalizing. She’s dearly hanging on to our promise of a Passionate birthday party… and I’ll be there with bells on. Anyone else able to join?
Lyra is a wondrous lady. She has some good days and some not so good ones. Dave feels she’s hanging on like a trooper. Throughout her illness, she has drawn much strength from our circle of Passionate Prayers, and she could use more… Let’s gather round for her folks. Today, tomorrow, and anon...
Dave thanks you sincerely..
[This message has been edited by Nan (03-15-2003 07:00 AM).]