Of course Dad is still in his condition. He is happy to be home but knows that it is only a matter of time for him. This is from a regular update that my brother sends to friends and family regularly.
Dad says "I am going away soon and want to be home to go" so we brought him home and have hospice coming in to help care for him. He has reached a point where medicine can maintain his health for a while but not improve it, nor do they feel he could survive another surgery. It is sad because his mind is so sharp, and he just can't get his thoughts out. We watch game shows, if they give a wrong answer he will say "NO".
Hard as it is, it is easier knowing that Mom and Dad have made this decision together. Dad has accepted the fact that his time with us is limited, he is not scared of what is to come and is okay with it. The commitment between my parents comes thru though, he is worried about Mom.
Right now Dad is very alert and seems happy, he is carrying conversations with everyone, best he can, anyways. He is also spending long hours in his recliner.
We're losing him. What more can I say?
And today I got into my house for the first time. It's not a major fixer-upper but a lot needs to be done. It will be mostly cleaning. Actually the people who tried to buy it left it in better shape than my nephew who was squatting there left it in for them. The sinks, bathroom utilities need to be thoroughly cleaned but other than that it isn't horrible. I do need to do a few minor repairs and re-install the garage door that they removed for some inexplicable reason. I was stunned when I saw the refrigerator because it was almost spotless. The stove has to be cleaned but I have seen much worse.
And a great variation on the "HOPE" poster for the old Obama campaign.
I love it. Thank You Dr. Douglas