As it turns out, the whole thing was caused by medication. The funny thing is: it's medication he's been on for years.
Or, maybe not so funny. As the body gets older, it's not unheard of for the body to become less effective at metabolizing drugs. So, what we've been watching has been a veeeeerrrryyyyyy sloooooooowwwwww car crash. Which finally crashed into a wall.
The upside to this is: medical science has caught up enough that a little hour-long laser-light surgery can now fix the condition the medication had been controlling. Which my dad signed on board for before he was discharged on Saturday.
The bad news? He's got to schedule the thing first, and it could be a wait. Yuck.
In any case, I'm still catching up on sleep due to my hellish last week, and I'm still strung out like a junkie at work. I'm hoping, hoping, hoping, hoping that I'll be able to at least get one of my remix stories up here today (I did one for the regular remix and one for the remix madness) along with some kind of meta.
This year's remix was a strange one for me. Definitely the lowest response I've ever gotten for a remix (even before the reveal), and I'm kind of mystified as to why. I wonder if the stories I did this year just missed some kind of sweet spot (I'm pretty sure I turned in the only non-shippy stories for Buffy fandom), or if Buffy fanfiction fandom is simply drying up to the point where it's going to be a low-response kind of fanfiction from now on.
Of course, there's always the possibility that the stories I wrote this year just weren't all that inspiring, too. *shrug*
In any case, I better get back to work, before someone wonders why I'm typing so quickly...
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