Marilynn Briggs

First post: Sep 20, 2017 Latest post: Oct 31, 2017
As most of you are aware, at the age of almost 85 Marilynn fell in her home on January 24, 2010, was unable to get up and spent the night on the floor. The next day when Conni & Kara Brown (Marilynn's daughter and granddaughter) found her she was alert and decided that she was unable to live at home alone any longer. That was the beginning of a journey which initially took Marilynn to the hospital (and in and out through the years), various rehab facilities, several assisted living facilities and to a wonderful Board & Care home where she currently resides in San Diego. She has had numerous falls with fractures through the years. Her most recent fall was in March 2016 when she fractured her right femur. Due to age, surgery was out of the question so she has been bedridden since.  Marilynn has been a trooper "through it all" and her faith in the Lord hasn't waivered. She was put on hospice June 2016 and recently removed from hospice, due to Medicare regulations. Her hospice diagnosis was "Cerebral Atherosclerosis" (thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries in the brain). She is back on Home Health again until she will need to return to hospice care. Her family has noticed a significant mental decline over the past few months, which means that it's not possible to carry on a "normal" conversation with her.  She does recognize her family members and is being kept comfortable.  She is put into a geriatric chair and wheeled to the dining room for 2-3 pureed meals a day.  At this time, she continues to get wonderful daily care from the owners and caregivers at the Board and Care, as well as excellent weekly home health care assistance and a nurse. She's being seen by a mobile doctor ~once a month. Everyone has been very attentive to her needs and watchful for any changes. She couldn't be in a better place.  Thank you for your site visits, prayers, comments, etc. on behalf of Marilynn (Mom). Our family is grateful, Becky for us all.  

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