Sunday, June 01, 2008

Summer Storms ...


It's been hot and humid the last few days. It will cool down tomorrow and then it looks like summer will be upon us with more summer-like temperatures and humidity levels. The rain teases as it has in past summers ... a 2 minute downpour then nothing more. It seems we're back in the same weather patterns we were in before the drenching rains of April and May. Everything that is growing so well now will slow down again and we will begin to take seriously the new patterns that are emerging as the climate changes.

The last two days have brought worrisome news of my brother, even after his successful surgery. Yesterday he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Today it seems his heart was causing trouble. He's apparently had some chest pains in the past 6 months but never mentioned them to his doctors. After extensive tests, they believe he's had several small heart attacks. One part of his heart shows permanent damage with one artery completely clogged. Two of his life support systems are being compromised and we don't know what will happen next. He is currently in stable condition and we pray that both problems will be fully addressed and taken care of so that he can lead a normal life.

Please ... if you ever have or have been having physical symptoms that could be a sign of serious illness, see a doctor at once and have it checked out. The earlier that problems are addressed, the greater the chances of recovery.

5 comments:

marja-leena said...

It's hard to have worries like this! Hope your brother recovers under good care, and that you continue to find sustenance in your beautiful garden.

Star said...

After a winter of snow upon snow, we now seem to be stuck in a pattern of rain upon rain. I'm so glad you are able to get out and enjoy the beauty in your yard and garden.

Sending healing thoughts for your brother and guidance for those who prescribe his care.

Visual-Voice said...

sending metta to both of you this evening. It's just one thing after another, isn't it? I was walking through the woods this afternoon and had my mind set on how the landscape changes so much within just one patch of forest... the landscape will change, it always does. Be well, dear friend. You'll be missed in a couple of weeks on the retreat!

Becca said...

It's always something, isn't it? Just when the sun begins to shine, the rains come once more.

Holding you and your family close in my thoughts.

Lucy said...

Oh dear, that was naughty of him not saying wasn't it? So when it comes out you all feel even worse that you didn't know... But it's so tempting to ignore things, I suppose.

Lovely peonies, we're having a wet spring and early summer too.