MyLarry is near Tacoma, WA. with a load of steel. By DOT regulations, he has to stop at the 11 hour mark, so that's a two day trip out and two days back.
Last night he got a call from his little sister, Aletha. Kim, his big sister, is still in the hospital. She has ovarian cancer, and has had complications from the surgeries. her intestines are twisted and not healing properly, there are tumors pinching under her kidneys. she isn't passing waste, either solid or liquid, it is all backing up. The doctors have done a couple surgeries, but she needs more, and is too fragile to handle it. She'd die. The cancer needs to be treated with chemo, soon. She is too fragile for chemo, she'd die. If she can't pass waste and process the toxins, she will die.
Aletha told Larry he should get on a plane if he wants to see Kim, but that isn't possible right this minute. I don't know if I should go too. I want to support him, but I also don't want to detract from his visit focused on his family.
Crap, crap, crap.