Friends, I have good news to report!
I’ve hit the mother lode of research sources. I’ve spend the last three days working with a nephrologist, who has graciously agreed to ensure that the medical information I present in Emmett’s biography is reported accurately. (Emmett died of uremia in 1918; she is helping me understand the disease and how it affected his life back then.)
The down side of all of this (if you can call it that), is that I have a lot of new information to dig through and organize for Emmett’s book. It is mostly technical medical information, and quite detailed — and somewhat overwhelming. I’ve had a lot to read this week.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not complaining. I’m grateful for the info! It is, however, a time-consuming process, and as such, I’ve been sorely neglecting the posts here in the blog.
I have a lot of medical terminology swirling around in my head. Once I get it cleared out and organized, I’ll be more communicative. Thanks for your patience!