An Update

I have a new post to share, but first I just wanted to update you.

  1. We have secured a way for Jim’s wishes to be adhered to by having his brain donated upon his death. Getting this finalized was a huge weight off my shoulders. When the time comes, plans are in place and he will be continuing to contribute to finding a cure through Johns Hopkins. Thank you to everyone who sent information to aid us in our search.
  2. Thank you as well for your votes and your support during Healthline’s 2015 Best Blog Contest. We placed 3rd and I am pleased to say the $500 prize money will benefit other dementia caregivers through The Garner Foundation. I appreciate all of your help and your daily voting. Thank you!!!
  3. Jim is now receiving Hospice care two days a week. I will not go into much detail at this moment, but it has been a good choice and has helped our family and Jim tremendously. I will discuss this with greater detail in the future.
  4. Jim is still Jim. He is loving and full of hugs and smiles most days. This disease cannot take away his soul. He is a kind and loving man and it still shines through. Some days it is easier to see.
  5. I am editing a post and will publish it shortly.

Thank you all for your continued readership and for sharing this journey with our family. Your kind words help in so many ways. I am grateful.

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3 Responses to “An Update”

  1. Ann says:

    I’m so glad to hear you were able to work things out with Johns Hopkins, Karen. I know it means the world to you knowing Jim’s wishes will be carried out and he will continue to make a difference for future generations. Congratulations on finishing #3 in the Healthline contest – so well deserved!! Look forward to reading your next update. While for obvious reasons, I’m sorry to hear hospice has been called upon, they were a godsend for us and I hope the same for your family. Sending prayers. ~Ann

  2. Laura says:

    I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see that you’ve added Hospice to your team. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched families struggle on their own and call Hospice literally at the last moment. I’m sure it was a very difficult decision, but I want you to know that I’m sure you did the right thing (not that my opinion matters) and to thank you for setting such a great example for others. Blessings to you.

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