Elliot Shorter Developments

The latest information I have seen is this forwarded e-mail from Chris Morissette (Eloi) on July 10:

This update is one that I need listened to and forwarded rapidly. I am not happy to have to say that people should make time to see Elliot. We met with his doctors today and they told him we have hit the roof in the getting better department. He will almost certainly never leave a hospital bed again. After such a huge turn around, he is aware and talking clearly and understands all this, to hear that has taken some wind from our sails. His response when he heard this prognosis was “he’s dead Jim.” He skipped Dialysis the other day. I told him that if he starts giving up that he needs to give me notice and allow people time to see him while he can still be him. He didn’t really take the bait and get feisty, he said yes, he would like to see people. The doctors told him he could stop all treatment and make him comfortable, this killed me. I am worried that having seen him during this exchange that he won’t fight this long. He is at the Providence [RI] VA [Veterans Administration hospital], 6a. I bring all cards and e-mailed well wishes to him, don’t hesitate to write please. Thank you all for everything.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]