Dear friends and family, welcome to our CaringBridge website. Thank you for you interest and concern about Austin's health. We are using this site to keep everyone updated as we haven't been able to keep up with the number of calls and letters inquiring about him.
As many know, Austin has had a hard time (as we all have) since Christine passed away unexpectedly in April2021, and has been dealing with an increasing number of health issues. In November he was hospitalized for a urinary tract infection, and although recovered, became weaker than he was before.
Unfortunately he developed another infection and was again hospitalized on January 9. While hospitalized, he had complications resulting a bladder bleed, which initially left him anemic. As his daughter Meredith knows as a geriatrician, the disruption to routine and sleep that occurs in the hospital can make people very confused or delirious, which was another complication he had to face. From the hospital stay he went to rehab and although recovered some the staff felt he would be best in assisted living, and moved to Brownsburg Meadows assisted living at the end of February.
Unfortunately at the end of May he was re-hospitalized again for a week, this time with a more serious infection that went to his blood stream, he went back to rehab again after the hospital stay to regain strength. Two days before discharge however, his assisted living told us they would not take him back without moving to memory care which we (and his doctors) did not agree with. He moved into Traditions at Solana in July 2022 near Keystone area of Indianapolis.
We started this site in the winter of 2022 when he went through second hospital stay. We have decided that we will continue to use this site to provide updates about Austin and to let you know the best ways to help Austin and us-