I am sure you have heard by now that Zenkei Blanche Hartman Roshi is in the hospital, and has been since her 90th birthday on Sunday May 8th. We wanted to give you an update and let you know that she is being well tended and cared for.
She has a bacterial infection which has become systemic (meaning not located in simply one place). There is some fluid in her lungs and she is being treated with a wide spectrum antibiotic and it is possible she will respond well and recover. As I am sure you are aware, when someone is elderly, things aren’t always simple. Right now we are in a “wait and see” spot until whatever is next.
The family is very involved, as are Daigan and Victoria. At this time we welcome all blessings and offerings made on Blanche’s behalf, and cards are always welcome. We do request no visitors at this time.
As things progress we will of course keep you updated as things change.
The Hartman Family