May 30, 2019 Latest post:
Jan 22, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Walt Baker. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers, support, and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Feel free to leave some words of encouragement.
First of all, we (Judy, Jeff, Jonathan, and Jan - the 4 J's) want to thank you for the relationship you have with our Dad. You are all very dear to his heart. Thank you too, to those of you who weathered the Denver "Bomb Cyclone" back in March and were able to attend Dad's 90th birthday party. It meant so much to him.
I know some of you have heard about dad being in the hospital this week, others have not. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support.
Dad was admitted from the ER this past Monday (May 20) for some congestive heart failure symptoms that had gotten worse. He had a heart catheterization on Wednesday (May 22) which revealed that he has a condition known as cardiac amyloidosis. It’s not a good one to have. Dad has now been discharged back to his assisted living apartment. He is now on hospice, and doctors are saying anywhere from 2-6 more months for him. He has had a lot to process lately.
His “faith is sure,” he says confidently. And he is “ready to go, but willing to stay.” It has been an incredibly difficult week for him and for us. But he is committed to cherishing each day.
We know your love, support, prayers and calls would mean so much to him, as he is trying to fill his mind and days with things other than wondering if today is going to be “the day.”
All that to say, we love you all, appreciate you and are glad for the place you have been in Dad's life.
Thanks .... The 4 J's
Dad's Email address: email@example.com Dad's Mailing address: Walt Baker Sunrise Assisted Living 400 Summit Blvd. Room 229 Broomfield, CO 80021 Dad's cell phone: 214-202-0502