It's a funny thing being back in Tucson.
I didn't grow up here. I didn't spend a ton of time here and yet I'm inextricably linked to this city. My maternal Grandparents both passed away in this city. My Father passed away in this city. And, based on what her doctors are saying, my Mother will soon pass away in this city.
It's a little strange writing this. Maybe this isn't the correct forum, maybe it's the overall wrong place to relay something so private but I feel the 0Hitpoints Viewers (née listeners) deserve to know WHY we aren't able to put out a podcast this week.
The rest of this post will be an edited version of a filtered Facebook post I made a few days back when everything kind of came to a head. The TL; DR for those who may not wish to read the wall of text is that, as I stated above, my Mother is not doing well and the doctor's prognosis is that she has a few weeks to live.
I've been in Tucson now for 2 days and have seen her multiple times. While the above is still accurate, she is lucid and she was moved to a rehab center, the prognosis has not changed. The rehab center people have been great, they've provided all the information they have but their overall goal is not necessarily to "fix" the problem. Their job is to make her comfortable and HOPE they see improvement so that she can be a bit more active before the inevitable. She has not given up the fight but she is also not under the impression that she will suddenly come out of this. In the words of the Doctor "It would take a miracle or something just shy of one".
So...now you all know, dear Viewers.
There's a whole lot more to this but that's a story for another time.
Anyhow, thank you for understanding and we expect to return next week with all new 0Hitpoints podcast.
I wanted to provide an update. I wish I had more to post directly here but as you'll see from the post itself, I'm pretty wiped. I've spent a LOT of time the past three days in a rehab facility with my very ill Mom. I'm very tired, I'm emotionally spent and I really just don't have much left in me to give right now.
This is another post from my Facebook that will explain a bit more about what's going on.
I received a brief update on my Mom which I thought I'd share here. This is the first time we've gotten any *new* information and specifically regarding her heart. We knew it was weak and so did the doctors, but I don't think they knew it was as weak as it is. In any case, here's the info that I've been provided for anybody who is interested.