Does life move fast for you, like a dog chasing his tail?
Honestly, I feel like I blink and the day is over!
It has been 2 weeks since I have posted anything and a whole month since I have shared anything about Dad! I guess in some ways that’s a good thing…the old saying, “no news, is good news”.
Dad is basically doing the same as he was last time I shared. His weight has stabilized, he is eating well, the majority of the time he is calm and doing well, and aside from the parkinson/dementia and the need for total care he is doing fine. Communication is very limited…some days non-existent and other days he “talks” up a storm. Some days his talking makes sense and other days it does not.
In the past month there has been some turn-over of staff and in particular his daytime aide, which created a few bumps along the way. Please continue to pray for those who care for him. We had his Care Plan meeting this past week and were pleased with the communication that came out of that.
Here’s the view from Dad’s window… beautiful green palm trees.
Mom spends time with Dad every day and continues to take care of things at home. I am able to visit with Dad most days. Mom, Mark and I try to have dinner together most week nights and enjoy this time together. Mark, Mike and Veronica are able to visit him on Sundays. And there are friends who are faithful to stop by from time to time. Recently Roy and Margaret Lytle, missionaries from Suriname, have had some good visits with Dad.
This coming week, Nov 5, is Dad’s 79th birthday! We will be sure to share photos of the celebration with you!
Mom asked me to let you know how much we appreciate your ongoing prayers, support and communication.
While things have quieted down so to speak and our days a bit more “normal”, this is still a difficult time, as we walk beside Dad through this valley.
God continues to gives us everything we need and more, including great walking partners.
Thank you for walking with us.