Sunday, July 10, 2011

The ever-descending spiral

Spent the weekend in DC with family. A fun visit overall, but tinged as always with sadness.

Dad's still at home, but no longer able to feed himself. He rarely makes eye contact, or even opens his eyes, for that matter. And just lately now he's been having problems swallowing when he eats and drinks.

I think that is one of the last things to go. The last being breathing.

Yet he still appears fairly healthy physically. And he does seem to smile at the sound of our voices, which is interesting.

It's been a very short, but very long, weekend.


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