Hi, this is Elizabeth. Maggie and I have been underground for the last week or so because of all the stress going on with Dad. I mentioned in prior posts that I firmly believe Jim had a “cardiac event” and about his subsequent refusals to go to the doctor. I would like to thank you all for the good wishes and positive vibes and good advice given.
We over here have all felt like we are on “borrowed time” and I have felt especially stressed and exhausted, feeling like I was waiting for the “other shoe to drop”.
Apparently, Jamie felt the same way and confided in me that he was “going to snap and it wasn’t going to be good”. Jamie had his head in his hands and looked like he was going to have a breakdown. I realized Jamie was hurting as badly as I was, which seriously riled me up, and when Jim came home, I took him outside in private and explained how he was hurting his son as well as being the most awful role model in the world. I said some other things too, mostly about how Jim was making himself look in Jamie’s eyes. Not all of it was pleasant I can assure you!
However, Jim took this little chat quite seriously (I guess it never occurred to him that Jamie felt he was being irresponsible) and promised to make an appointment the next morning (which was Friday) and he did. He is going to the doctor on Tuesday in the evening. Doctor was booked til the 26th so I guess Tuesday is better than nothing!
I asked Jim if I could accompany him to the doctor because I am interested in what he (doctor) will say. Jim is not keen on the idea of allowing me to come with. So we will see about that. Mostly I am watching Jim to make sure he doesn’t exert himself and I have a bottle of aspirin handy just in case.
Anyway, here is a picture of Maggie waiting for a human to throw a ball to her. She and Jamie have been of great comfort to me while we are riding out Jim’s stubbornness.
Again, thank you all for the good wishes. I am hoping we get things cleared up before our trip with the Robotics Club to NASA.
Thank you again,
Your friends, Liz and Maggie (Woof)