Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place as our family is too large for me to update everyone.
Papa Jack has been put on Hospice. He has become quite weak,and is losing weight. He and mom were moved to another facility in the south area. We would love to have you come visit them.
The biggest way you could help would be to schedule time that you can either come sit with dad and watch TV with him, while I take mom out and get her a break, or if you schedule with me, i'll come sit with dad and you could take mom out. She is getting very depressed and won't leave his side because she is worried he'll need something or try to get up and fall. Call/text me at 916-995-4242 if you need their address/phone.
Please come see them, just call first and let them know 1. who you are, your connection. They are both having memory issues but love to have visitors if they are reminded ahead of time, by a call that you are coming., If you need their address or phone number just call/text me and let me know and I'll give it to you.
2. When you get there, remind them of who you are again. Mom is more alert then dad, but with dad I literally will go up to dad and say, "Hi dad, it is your daughter, Laurie". It just helps him. He is tired and groggy and in the evening he gets more confused so it helps. But he loves to see people and mom loves it even more. Please space out visits though. It is better if we don't have large groups going at same time. Please no more then 3 people at a time. The apartment is small and then the noise gets hard on dad.
We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. While this is obviously a hard time, I am, and i encourage you to, celebrate his life, while he is still living! He has been an amazing big presence in so many of our lives. Let's just keep him comfortable and surrounded with love. Thank you for visiting.