Many thanks to the friends that wrote me to inquire about my dads health. Shockingly, and I say this with the utmost compassion, he is still alive. He was transitioned to hospice care in early February. He has continued to decline, very, very slowly. Expected to pass, well, anytime. He has certainly lived far past what the doctors expected when they transitioned him to hospice care. Quite the atypical end life liver disease patient (complicated by a genetic blood disorder known as hemochromatosis). My mother has been his primary caretaker although hospice aides visit daily. Dad is completely bed ridden and sleeps for about 22 hours a day. In a word: overwhelming.
I cannot say enough wonderful, amazing, stellar things about the CT Hospice organization. Angels on earth for sure. I suppose the positive of his lengthy stage to passing is that all have been able to make some serious peace with him. He and my mom have had some very good conversations, long over due, that I believe will help my mom in the long run. Additionally, we are fully prepared, tactically that is, for his final resting. All logistics have been finalized and even the obituary is written and waiting to be transmitted — AND — my daughter is counted among the grand children listed. Since I wrote the obit, it was not hard to do but I was pleased when my mother reviewed she specifically asked if I included ALL of the grandchildren. I nodded my head that I had (by number, not name, for there are 14 of them not to mention I would not know HOW to list my daughter – original name or amended)
In more pleasant news, I have lost 40 lbs since January. Go me.
I went away for a week with my darling Rich and my two sons. Visited Williambsburg, VA and got to meet the blogger/mother known online as Shes Come Undone. Also met her adorable husband. See photos below.
Finally, and absolutely most def most importantly, I continue to ponder new hair colors. Hee hee. The more things change the more they stay the same. Got any hair color recommendations?