If this was a movie I could feel confident that Wash would get sicker, then make a marvelous and miraculous recovery.
If this was a movie someone famous would be alerted to Wash's plight (and mine) and step in to help.
If this was a TV show we would somehow be able to start our own foundation and maybe "Find a Cure" (TM).
If this was a Hollywood movie I would not have miscarried and Wash would have a son to "live for".
If this were a Hollywood movie his brother would be a match for an obscure and experimental treatment that *gasp* works and cures Wash!
If this was a Hollywood movie Wash and I would be on a plane with a fantastic orchestral background testifying before Congress about how horridly the dying are treated in America and the Government and Health Care imposed poverty while a 26 year old man who just started his life now dies destitute.
If this was a Hollywood movie, we would have the perfect ending.
But this is not a Hollywood movie. This is not a Lifetime Made-For-TV-Movie, or even a televised special.
This is real life.
This is my life, and I am the one who faces the daily hardships, the daily bad news, the daily needs to hold the will to survive.
Sometimes... sometimes when I go to sleep I ask that it turns out it is a movie.
Tragedies are entertainment..... until it's your own life and not fiction.