The Short Story In July, due to an unrevealed urinary tract infection(UTI) that wore her down to total exhaustion, Lalla was admitted to the Ozark Health Center. She was then transferred to rehabilitation wing of Ozark Health Nursing. After complaining of pain it was discovered she has a pulmonary embolism and aneurysms. She chose not to take life extending drugs and was placed on Hospice. Her efforts to build back strength so she could go home were thwarted with a second UTI that required room confinement for over 3 weeks. During that time she lost strength and hope. As of today some strength has returned as she reluctantly participates in muscle toning exercises. My hope is that if she were to get more support from friends she might gain some enthusiasm for being more proactive with recovery efforts. All messages sent here will be read to her. Working together maybe we can make a difference.