Jerry has taken a turn for the... as bad as it can get.
I took him in a month early for his cardio follow-up, because he seemed a little lethargic and was increasingly less interested in food. His - God bless her - cardiologist said, his heart and lungs look the same as they did 6 months ago. She talked about his other symptoms possibly being due to a bowel obstruction, but also possibly pancreatitis. She recommended we see how he did through the weekend, because he's always proven to be so strong, but if he didn't rally, bring him back Monday.
By 1000 Sunday, he was spiraling downward. I called and decided to take him in for emergency evaluation.
My friends, I just left him and it doesn't look good. He probably won't make it through the night. His cardiologist actually drove into the hospital on Sunday to look at him and referred him to the best internal medicine guy they have, "he's been at this longer than I've been alive."
Please, leave me out of this. But, whatever it is you do; pray, dance in the moonlight, whisper to the rivers... please do it for Jerry. I'm fortunate that everyone at Virginia Tech 'gets him', recognizes him for just how special and extraordinary a being he is and that he has the very best care available on the planet. Just please, send a little good will his way. He is so weary from this fight.