Much better, a little

My sister-in-law is out of the hospital, and doing much better. The final diagnosis was asthma/pneumonia/onset of emphysema, which is enough to put anybody down. But although they've got issues ahead of them, the crisis seems to be over. She is, of course, giving up smoking.

Meanwhile, just to make sure we don't get too comfortable, our dog spent the last 24 hours being violently ill, pretty much all over the place. It's important not to get too complacent. (He seems to be feeling better.)


  1. Under the circumstances, giving up smoking really is no longer an option, but a requirement.

    1. She's managed it, so far. But I know at least two people who received severe burns, because they insisted on lighting up -- while on oxygen because of smoking related breathing problems.