Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
At this point, I hope the best thing that can happen to Inferno, happens. I pray for her, and also for her family and friends. She seemed to attract the best in people, I can see this even from this little sliver of her life here at the short time she was at DP....
This new rhetoric to tone down the rhetoric is simply empty rhetoric.
This isn't necessarily bad news. People don't necessarily go to LTC facilities to die. It's a way to decrease the costs of long term care when someone is going to be hospitalized indefinitely.
Often times the move is dictated by the insurance company.
If you think about it, this is definitely better than an ICU.
I very much appreciate those who responded to my question. Thank you!
sending love to Inferno and hoping things sort themselves out for the best and love to all her friends and family.
Reading the responses about Inferno, an amazing, powerful and phenomenally strong woman---it's incredibly gratifying to see this.
It's also not at all surprising and I surely mean that as no disrespect toward anyone here.
As many have said, Inferno had a way of connecting with people on several different levels, even those who opposed her views.
One of my lingering regrets is that some of mine and Inferno's last exchanges weren't pleasant ones.
Del--meeting you taught me more about our history as a community than I ever could have dreamed.
The mere fact that amber and I can walk into a Texas suburban Wal-mart with any degree of comfort, holding each others hand, is due to people like you.
You put your body on the line 40 years ago, 30 years ago and you put your spirit and your fire where everyone could see every single day.
People just like you are some of the main reasons that at least in several states people like me can marry whoever the hell we damn well please.
I promise you I will honor your work, I will continue carrying a voice for those without one and I will never forget or take for granted the debt those who came behind, owe those who went before.
I wish for you peace.
I wish for Alice and Katie and your mother, brother and the thousands of us who've known you only through the computer along with those who know you in real life---peace.
You are still who I want to be when I grow up.
My dear, dear friend.
will never die.
I hope Tucker is right, if you go to my visitors message page you can see that we were going to start planning our meeting when I visit the US next year, we both hoped that other good people from this board that we liked would join in, some who lived in the areas that we are visiting had said they would, I have not given up hope.
Del is still a very special friend of mine.
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Lita/Catawba, please pass my appreciation and thoughts along to Katie and Mia. I am continually thinking about Del and wishing for the best for her and Alice. She was a remarkable, amazing woman, and I'm blessed to have known her even in this venue.
Update from Katie today:
"things here have not changed much. there seems to be little that the medical profession can do at the moment. Del has oxygen and is on a glucose intervenes drip. that is all that is being done. the oxygen is just for help getting fresh air. Alice has decided that Del would not have objected to such a measure.
the brain waves are though becoming more erratic. there seems to be less hope that if she were to recover that damage would be only mild. this would not be what she would want.
there is little at the moment that any of us can do except sit and wait. i am going to CA for the weekend leaving tomorrow at around noon. Stella Del's mom is staying with Alices mom in the Condo in Chicago. Alice has been working now daily. she comes and stays with Del as much as she can. "
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
It is strange, but I find the last post both eternally beautiful and infinitely sad at the same time.
Or perhaps it is not so strange, a beautiful person is suffering and yet beautiful people are there by her side.
And some say there is no God.
Last edited by JW Frogen; 07-24-09 at 02:54 AM.