As the days have passed since Joyce's fall last Wednesday, we continued to gain a greater understanding of the profound trauma to Joyce's brain and the myriad resulting complications. After consulting with the trauma doctors and neurologists earlier this week, We decided to remove Joyce from life support and enroll her in a hospice program. She had a Living Will and we believe that our decision honors her wishes that were set out in that document.
On Thursday afternoon, Joyce left the hospital and was admitted to a nursing facility near our house -- you can see it from the front door!
Joyce is resting well and seems comfortable. Hospice will help with her care and guide us through the days to come.
It is unbelievable that her life has come to an end in such a surprising and tragic way -- especially since she so bravely and stubbornly fought cancer for nearly two years. As you can imagine, we are broken-hearted.
We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and the prayers. It means more than you could ever know. We hope that we can continue to count on them as we continue to care for Joyce in the coming days.