Update on Bill –

It has been three weeks since we last visited our dogs in Harper’s Ferry, WV. For the last three Sundays, the dogs have had to come to visit Bill. They are a bit confused, as is Bill.

Penny and I cannot get out much, as someone has to be with Bill at all times. Friends and family have been kind enough to visit us, play music, just talk, sit, and to even bring our dogs to us. I feel like we are surrounded by wonderful compassionate souls.

Bill continues to rest comfortably and he appears to be in no pain. He has moments when he is aware of his surroundings and what is going on. At those times, he  struggles to maintain his connection to the world. He enjoys music, especially Les Miserable, and eating oranges, pineapple chunks, and cashews.


About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on March 31, 2013, in Word from Bill. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I am hoping for the best for you and Bill.

  2. Thanks for posting Ellen.

  3. Thank you for the update Ellen. Thinking of him …

  4. Thank you for the update.

  5. Ellen, I appreciate receiving the update on Bill’s condition. I’m so sorry that things aren’t different.

    You and Penny are devoted, wonderful women. Sheila

    Sheila Kelly Vertino Writer/Communicator 591 Steamboat Run Rd. Shepherdstown, WV 25443 571-277-4192 “Why walk when you can fly?”

  6. Thank you for the update. I was thinking of Bill this morning. It’s so nice to know that you have such wonderful people around at this time. As a dog lover, I know how important it is to have your animals near by….I will hold you all in a positive light for healing & peace.


  7. Thanks, Ellen. I’m glad to hear he is not in pain.

  8. Ellen, I have considered Bill my internet friend for a few years and have followed this sad journey since the days he first complained of some vision problems and disorientation but I don’t think any of us could have guessed that this wicked intruder could take over so quickly.

    My heart goes out to you and your family and if I could wish Bill back to his old self I would do it in a heartbeat. I’m glad to know he’s comfortable and possibly free of anxiety. A simple comment on his webpage isn’t much but I send it along with as much caring and concern as I’m able.

    Please keep us posted and let Bill know that there are legions of us who care about him and want the very best for him and his family.

    Take care, Ramona Grigg (Ramona’s Voices and Constant Commoner)

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