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October 29th, 2007

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10:15 pm - desiree [copypasted from julie]
i know that this is not an ideal way to communicate this type of news, but desiree is really really sick. she had a seizure on friday at her house and was taken to the hospital. she was conscious friday and most of saturday, just really run down. i visited her sunday morning and she definitely knows you're there, but she can't really talk or stay awake. while i was there the doctor came in and told her mom that the reason she hadn't been given any iv fluids or a feeding tube (since she hadn't eaten anything since friday) was because she's basically dying.

last night when i visited her she wasn't conscious at all. she's on fluids and a morphine drip to "keep her comfortable" now. there's nothing else that the doctors can do and they think that she'll die within the next few days.

we're all hoping that she'll at least have a few lucid moments where she can talk to people, but no one knows exactly how it's going to go. this all happened really fast and no one really saw it getting this bad so quickly.

again, i'm sorry to let you all know this way, if you weren't aware of the situation already, but i honestly don't have it in me to make all of the required phone calls and explain the situation over and over again.

[okay so a lot of you have no idea who desiree is. we were roommates for a year when i was at unh, with kevin and julie. she's one of julie's best friends. honestly, we aren't really close at all, i hardly ever talk to her. but she's someone i feel incredibly warm towards, if that makes any sense. but anyways, she had brain cancer, so this wasn't unexpected, per se. it just got a lot worse really suddenly, and i am sad, and i am going up to see her tomorrow]

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Date:October 31st, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
I had no idea!

She's too young to have moles that turn into cancer that spreads! I'm sorry Dan (and Julie and others). I am glad she has her friends visiting her through it all.

p.s. I will be in providence again.

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