Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In which Primo suggests, in our three-way conversation with Sam, his best friend, that I should be nicer about Sly and Sam says that if Sly had ever been nice to me, perhaps I would be nicer about him

Primo: At least I am not working. Can you imagine what would be happening if this were going on and I was working?

Sam: If you were working, your parents would have to deal with this on their own. And they would. It's easy for them to let you do everything.

Primo: I guess.

Sam: They are the ones who got themselves into this.

Primo: And they are doing nothing to get themselves out. He met with the surgeon the other day. The doctor asked him how much he drinks and my dad says he has one drink a day.

Sam: One?

Primo: Yeah. I looked at him. I guess because he pours eight ounces of hard liquor into a tumbler, he thinks it counts as one drink.

Me: That might be information you might want to correct with his doctor.

8 comments:

  1. Just finished getting my mother into a nursing home. It was absolute hell for me and my husband. It's only now I realize how blind I was on some points. Sending good wishes.

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    1. That sounds awful. I am sorry that you have had that experience. I hope life is better for you now. xox

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  2. I agree with Sam. If Primo were still working, S&D would have hit rock bottom (figuratively) and would have had to sort this crap out themselves. I can appreciate his desire to help them, but all he's doing is staving off the inevitable, and further allowing S&D to be ostriches about the severity of their conditions.

    I know this is on a time-lag, so I'm anxious to see how it's resolved and whether Primo gets (has gotten? did get? will have gotten? whatever tense it should be) a job by October, per your expectations.

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    1. I wish Primo would listen to Sam!

      As far as the rest, you will just have to keep reading. :)

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  3. Since things sound so dire for both Sly and Doris, I'm hoping this blog doesn't end when they do!

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  4. What Tricia said.
    And how hard this is on the both of you...it's difficult enough dealing with long distance crises when your elders are not the source of their own difficulties...

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    1. Emma, I know. It was really hard with my dad and he was nice and he did not give himself cancer!

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