My wife went into the hospital with a fever on January 7th. She died 10 days later on the 17th. It was pneumonia, fever, her potassium was off, PH balance was off, they couldn’t keep her oxygen levels up. She was inhaling ok but was no longer strong enough to completely exhale so she was retaining carbon dioxide … so she was in a way poisoning her own blood.
Not many people were aware that Julie had muscular dystrophy. She was confined to a wheelchair. That never seemed to slow her down. She told some people but not others about her condition.
Despite having a life expectancy of 18 years, Julie lived to be 41. She really proved them wrong. Not only did she graduate high school, she went on to college and earned a masters degree in fine art. She was an amazing and talented person with a sharp sense of humor. She will be missed by many.
Not to mention Julie built this website for me. I think I’ll leave it just like it is.
I have gone from a household with a wife and two kids here to by myself. It’s so damned quiet. The kids are with their grandparents for now. Julie’s sister is gaining custody as that was Julie’s wishes.
It’s just been a lot of stuff with the hospital, the funeral home stuff, dealing with social security and the kids, dealing with her place of employment, the bank accounts, etc. There’s so much to do when someone dies. And ya don’t really want to deal with it all but you have to anyway.
Luckily we had just picked up two room mates. Julie had invited two of her friends from Florida to stay here for a while. This was a few months ago. So it’s not like I am alone in this house. I’m glad they are here. At least there was someone to talk to.
One thing I had to work on is … part of this site runs on Julie’s servers. If her stuff goes down so does the mods login stuff. I’m happy to say I have communicated with her host company and have secured her web presence. (changed to my credit card info). The site should keep working normally from this point on.
I’ve been away so long because I haven’t felt like having fun yet. I’m just now starting to feel better.
I’m sorry to say that our IP look-up tool will likely never be fixed : \