Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Right Now

Right now the hubs and I are sitting at his aunt's house in California. This aunt is only a couple of years older than hubs and they get along tremendously. She is a fabulous cook as well; so she is teaching me many things about cooking. I am enjoying this immensely. We are here in California to visit with Grandpa. In June, while we were on vacation, Grandpa Joe was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Lung Cancer. They told him he had weeks to months. Well, here it is months later and he is hanging on. He chose not to do chemo or radiation, it was unnecessary. So Hospice comes in twice a month to check on him, because that is all Grandpa would allow. The kids have set days they stay with Grandpa and Grandma, most of them live here. There is one that is in Portland and one that is unknown. The unknown would be hubs' dad. Anyway, the kids rotate shifts of taking care of grandpa. He hasn't been able to get out of bed for a couple of weeks now. He is just too weak. He sleeps a lot and eats ice cream and rice pudding and jello pudding. He sips some water, visits with the family a little and then sleeps some more. His mood was a little off today. He was good yesterday and better this evening. But, this is a rather challenging time for this family. They are a good family and rally together well. It is impressive to watch them work and care for Grandpa. He doesn't let me do anything for him, so I watch from a distance, make my observations and share them with the family when they ask. Hubs has had some really good time alone with Grandpa and that has been special to him.

The girls are home, they are staying with my dear dear friend. Bugg had her "poster night" volleyball game tonight. She said she had fun! She told me that her wrist was sore from signing her name so many times :~). Peanut was there to watch. Nana and Papa are being big helps in getting them to and fro and keeping them supported.

God is here with Hubs and I, we know it. We just pray that Grandpa would welcome the arms of Jesus and not close Him out. I will write again soon.


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