Journal entry by SUNNY BRIDGE

Just a quick update to let you know David continues to do reasonably well and provides joy to all of us more often than you would expect. Our girls, plus one fiance, plus David's mom, plus two brothers and one sister-in-law began arriving last Tuesday, and the final few head home tomorrow. It has been a bittersweet time, but very good to be together.

Tomorrow be will three weeks since home hospice began (with the doctor's estimate of four to six weeks left and the hospice nurse's first impression of two to four weeks). But my impression is he's actually been doing better these past few days than a week ago. Although he spends the bulk of his time either in bed or in the chair next to the bed, he actually managed to come out to the living room the other evening and had us all laughing, as has been his way for as long as we all can remember. What a gift that was.

The hospice nurse agrees that he's currently doing better than she expected, but of course, we are taking it one day at a time. As always, we are so grateful for every single day.

Thank you, thank you, for all the touching comments here on CaringBridge, not to mention the cards arriving in the mail, the emails, the flowers, the wine on the doorstep, the Hello Fresh meals arriving to keep me from going hungry, all so very much appreciated. You are all treasured dear ones to us both.
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