May 15, 2018
Dad is still in the hospital, the tube isnít working, and Momís exhausted beyond her ability. There really is no way of escaping the fact that the only relief she will get is from me, being there. I am not up for another $600-plus airfare and shuttle to the airport, so I will be driving. I donít have to worry so much about packing, and perhaps I can bring home the Telefunken radio. Again, I can hear the relief in Momís voice when I tell her Iím coming out, even though she still hasnít asked for help Ė she needs it.