This note is to clear up some confusion around Alans hospitalization. Marc has kindly sent am email from which I will post exerpts so that everyone has the same information:
thank you for your concern mike, and it was well founded. alan knew what was happening in his stomach, he knew that if left untreated, it would kill him. he said his goodbyes then hid in a motel room and waited for the end. while he didn't force the end by his own hand, he did welcome it by his lack of action, and that is what scares me so much. his psychiatrist insists this situation be treated as a suicide - one that was completed, even if only in alan's mind. he says we will work with whatever is left with a view to starting of a new life, a second chance at a new beginning. although i don't agree with the doc 100%, i do agree with the necessity of having alan look towards the future and try to set his feet into forward motion.
if it helps solve any confusion, post whatever of this message you think helps the fellas at ms. i apologize for not being clearer sooner, but for the last 10 days the hands of time have remained so still i forgot the rest of the world was alive and in motion.
Now I know we can all appreciate what Marc has been going through as well as what Alan was dealing with and I have told Marc that everyone here is on their side and that they never have to feel alone anymore