And the last day of NaBloPoMo! Wondered if I’d finish, given all that’s going on, but I did.
An update on Dad: Even with a CAT scan and an MRI, they couldn’t find evidence of a stroke, but they think that indeed is what happened, in the back of the brain, where it’s hard to see. He’s still unable to swallow, so a feeding tube will be put in his stomach tomorrow morning. He can talk, but his speech is very slurred. I picked up a book today at Barnes & Noble called “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Taylor. It’s about a neuroanatomist, Harvard trained, who had a severe stroke at 37 years of age. Amazingly, she talks about her feelings as she was going through the stroke and of course, her recovery from it.
I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words! I’ve been reading all your comments, even if I’m not able to respond in a timely manner and I truly appreciate each and every kind thing you’ve written. Thanks also to Megan and Michelle, who have provided food, distraction, good company and an ear when I needed it, and to Heather and Maribeth, who have listened and helped in any way they could, given their distance from me. You guys are the greatest!