May 30, 2019 Latest post:
Nov 23, 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. I try to post after someone in the family visits - visits that during COVID have dropped off.
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 that specialized care.
We're still focused on palliative care. The Alzheimer's is definitely taking its 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!
2021 will be a BIG year for celebrations! In March, Gene will turn 90! And then in May they will celebrate 70 years of marriage! We are so thankful that they can be together every day, all day at their current home.