Thursday, November 17, 2011

A great reminder

I made a home visit to see Mr. I..

He is a very thin 80 year male with end stage Parkinson's disease, a previous stroke, is unable to swallow, has unintelligible speech, multiple joint contractures and pressure areas (early stage decubiti).

His wife and I had a wonderful conversation (she's 78 years old).

Before I left, she asked if she could show me some family pictures. Seeing Mr. I. when he was a distinguished looking, burly, younger family man and full of life was an honor and a privilege...also it's a great reminder of the wonderful times they shared in their life together.

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