April 22, 2018
It is Earth Day today. And I am seeing spring happen in The Woods for the first time in 35 years. And Dad has pneumonia. For some reason, my brain is having difficulty holding those concepts at the same time. I donít know whether to feel relief that Dadís recent decline was due to pneumonia Ėand that it was quickly identified and is easily treatable, or worry that he and mom both have variations on a theme. Given dadís long-term health issues, he is likely to get pneumonia [a word I donít think Iíve written much (ever?) before now] again.