A Short Blog

 Posted by at 3:13 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202014

I’m sorry, but this is going to be a short blog. Soon after we got up yesterday I called my friend Jim Lewis to see how his wife Shar was doing, since she had been readmitted to the hospital the day before. I knew from the sound of his voice the news wasn’t good, and when he said he needed us there we headed right out.

The decision has been made to stop all treatment except for palliative care and hospice, and Jim had to make the hard choice of instructing the medical staff not to resuscitate or use any heroic measures to prolong her life when the time comes. So now it’s basically a vigil. I may not be online very much as this plays out, because our first priority at this time is to be there for both Jim and Shar. So if there is not a blog tomorrow, or if I don’t answer e-mails as quickly as normal, please understand. And if you could hold off on any but essential e-mails to us for the next few days, it would be appreciated.

Meanwhile, don’t forget our Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Last Call, a Bill Travis mystery by my friend, bestselling author George Weir. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


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  18 Responses to “A Short Blog”

  1. Take as much time as needed and don’t worry about anything else.

  2. We will all be fine. Lend your support where most needed.

  3. Nick and Terry,

    I am so very sorry for you. Hugs to all.

  4. Taking care of friends is way more important than your blog Nick. Prayers being sent her way.

  5. God Bless Jim ans Shar. You and Terry are in our prayers as well.

  6. Praying for you and your friends comfort in this time. You guys are good friends. And I’ve never met you. (Would love to, if you ever come back to Toad Suck Park). You just come across as a very sincere, special person. One that I’m sure I would love as a friend . Your priorities are right!

  7. Everyone should have good friends like Jim and Shar have.


  8. prayers for an easy transition for your loved one. and more prayers for you and her loved ones she leaves behind. she is so very lucky to be surrounded by such strong pure love at this time.
    suse vita.

  9. You are a good friend, Nick!

  10. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  12. Our hearts to out to all those involved during this difficult time. It is wonderful that you can be there for him, it’s a very special time.

  13. Our hearts go out to you, we will be thinking of you all. Glad that they have friends like you to be with them at this time.

  14. our hearts go out to Jim and Shari, you and Terry are wonderful thoughtful folks, your there for Jim in what must be the most difficult time in his life. Our prayer are with you all.

  15. So sorry to hear about your friend Shar. They are fortunate to have such stalwart friends as you and Terry.

  16. So very sorry…prayers for all concerned. You 2 are wonderful friends to help out at such a time!!

  17. God Bless you, real friends always come to help. Jim and Shar your in our prayers.

  18. Blog – schmog … We will be here when this has been handled. This precious gift of love, friendship and support is most important right now. Prayers for comfort continue. Bless you two for being you May we each have such caring folks in eour lives.

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