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18 April 2011 @ 07:51 pm
Uncle Terry  
My Great-Uncle Terry is going to die in a few days. He has been very sick with Huntington's Disease for almost as long as I can remember and it is taking him now. They have stopped feeding him in the hospital. He has been sick for so, so long. Huntington's Disease is degenerative, and basically what it does is to affect the signals between your brain and the rest of your body. It can cause behavioural and personality changes, too. My Uncle Terry didn't suffer these, but he has been unable to walk or chew his food or speak for many, many years. My Grandfather, who also has it, has begun to exhibit his symptoms over the past few years and his personality has been affected.

I hope my Uncle Terry goes peacefully. He has suffered for so long. :(
Feeling: sadsad
She's Come Undone: Worried: Junoviva_lla_gloria on April 18th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs tightly* I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope you can find a little bit of comfort in the fact that his suffering will be over, but that doesn't make it any easier to lose a family member. Your family is in my thoughts.
Laureneowyn on April 19th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. I think it must be particularly hard for his daughter, as she has the same illness, and will one day be sick like he is. :(
peanuthorst on April 18th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Oh my. I'm so sorry.

My prayers don't hold much weight, but my thoughts are with you.
Lauren: Bond Lawlzeowyn on April 19th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
Thanks mate, I appreciate it. I just hope my family's okay - they live interstate.
gamgeefest on April 19th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Lauren: Padme Whiteeowyn on April 19th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
*Hugs* Thanks.
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Lauren: Le Sigheowyn on April 19th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
I think it's especially hard for his daughter and my grandfather, his brother, who have the same illness. *Hugs*
matapadabee on April 21st, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight* :(