Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Hello and Thank You

I am long overdue writing a thank you to all of you for your overwhelming kindness and concern for me and my family.  I read each and every one of your comments and e-mails and appreciate the thoughts and prayers sent our way.  It really meant a lot to me.

I would like to share a quick update with all of you.  After a very rough couple of weeks around the Thanksgiving holiday, Bruce's condition has stabilized.  Some of the troubling symptoms he was experiencing are under control and he is much more comfortable now.  He can no longer walk or stand and I have become quite adept using a hoyer lift to get him in and out of his bed and/or power chair.  His voice is pretty much gone but he is still able to use his hands and that has been a blessing as technology has become his way to communicate with family and friends via texting, e-mail and facebook.  It hasn't been an easy transition into what we now call our new "normal" but we do feel very blessed that we are welcoming in a new year together.

Happy New Year to all of you!  Thank you again for all of your support!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Extended Break

I have shared with you before that my husband has ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  He was diagnosed in January, 2010 and the disease had slowly progressed since that time.  Unfortunately he experienced a rather rapid decline over the Thanksgiving holiday and is now under hospice care.

I have taken a leave of absence from work and I am taking an extended leave from my blog as I spend this time with my husband and family.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.