Pneumo - our addition
My father is ill and his condition worsens, he was diagnosed with Pneumonia. For somone with Multple System Atrophy that is catastrophic. He may not recover. My initial repsonse - retreat. My lesson from Pneumo, rest my weary head on mt husbands shoulder and let my self breathe deeply until the pain stops, even if it is for a short while.
I speak freely of my fathers illness to raise awareness of his disease. He is aware that I spead word of his condition and I hope anyone that reads this would look into what MSA is and how it effects families. He gives me his blessing to write about his illness and more so that it has no research being done right now as it is a very rare disorder. Pneumo's lesson to dad - when you are tired - rest.
The bad news continues with other family members, a close family member was diagnosed with MS. This was a devistating blow. My mind races and my heart breaks for this young couple dealing with this news. They will be celebrating their fist anniversary tomorrow. My love for them is strong, but I feel so helpless. They are in a web of tests and confusion. Pneumo's lesson to them - live each day with your tail wagging for as long as you can.
Pneumo has been an inspiration to me as you can see, so of course, he belongs here. This is his home. I hope it will be his home for a very long time, although I doubt that will be the case. BUT for as longas that is I promise he will be happy and comfortable and loved beyond reason and he will know this with every belabored breath he takes.