Thank you all for your kindness and well wishes. We are overwhelmed by the people who love dad and care. We are so grateful to you all. We know you all want updates, and we’d love to give them… but we don’t have the bandwidth and want to spend our time with dad. We’ll update this as anything changes, but please let us have our time to be together.
About 2 weeks ago, dad started feeling tired. Really tired- simply going from the couch to the bed was a chore. Last Monday, he finally agreed to come to Houston as it was real… a problem. Over the next two days, the doctors were not even really perplexed, and we were about to head back to Wimberley. On Wednesday morning, another visit with his doctor turned up signs of pneumonia in his lungs. He was admitted into the hospital and put on serious antibiotics. The pneumonia is aggressive and kept going. Meredith came into town on Thursday. With his age and CLL complicating the issue, we all decided to bring him home into hospice care. Today is Saturday. His breathing is labored (even with the oxygen he is on), he can not speak so much, but he is very comfortable. Zia, his dog, is right beside him, as are we. We’re not sure how long we will have him with us. Of course, he is an Attwell… he could have a miraculous recovery. But he is ready.
We’ll update this when something changes… but please, respectfully, no visitors. We so appreciate all of the expressions of support and love, but know that we are not likely to respond. Please feel free to leave comments here and we will pass them on. We are all together and he is comfortable for now. Thanks again!