The pain comes on suddenly and excruciatingly. Akka has her first emergency visit- first to Perth and then to Ottawa, where she stays for a week.

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She endures – beautifully – an NG tube (and becomes “ganesh”). Katarina sends Akka a video of Nikola that uplifts her and makes her chuckle no matter how many times she watches it. Mam and Pap, via Nango send tulips on Valentines Day.

Akka’s former husband and father of Alex and Stephan goes in to hospital in Toronto. Alex is called home.

Ajahn V visits in the hospital and the chants fill up the room. Another unnecessary stent attempt, a new PICC line (which had to be redone) and Akka goes home with a fentanyl pump and a new low residue diet.