Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Today Grandpa has started to receive hospice care at the hospital. He went into the hospital yesterday because of shortness of breath and his severe back pain. Because of his frail condition and his many medical issues, the medical staff and his doctor said that there was really nothing left to do except keep him comfortable. Grandpa did not want to live this way and was ready to have it end.

Grandma signed some hospice paperwork this afternoon and Grandpa was moved to another floor of the hospital where he could receive hospice care. Jim met with a hospice coordinator and both he and Grandma will meet with that person again tomorrow morning.

We were over to visit him tonight and he probably doesn't know that we were there. He is receiving morphine to ease his breathing and to control his pain.

Please keep him and Grandma in your prayers.

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