May 30, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 28, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
In the spring of 2016 we started on a journey of Alzheimer's disease with mom. We weren't sure where we were headed. After two care facilities we found a great Adult Family Home that provided awesome care and that they could afford.
On May 28 Phyllis was sent to the ER with jaundice. We learned that our story of Alzheimer's will now include pancreatic cancer. After a few months under the care of hospice, mom has returned to her "baseline" so in November, the hospice folks determined she was no longer in need of the specialized care offered by hospice.
We're still focused on palliative care. The Alzheimer's is definitely taking it's toll - mom has a very hard time finding the right words. The hospice nurse noted on her last visit that it was great that mom and dad could still be together in the same home and spend time together!