Sunday, October 27, 2013

Home sweet home

Mr. H. had a devastating stroke in April.

He's 82 years-old, unable to talk, swallow effectively or move one side of his body.

He's at home surrounded by family pictures and his pet birds.

One of his 4 children is there at all times to assist his 80 year-old wife in his care.

The children are taking turns flying in from other parts of the country and stay 2-4 weeks at a time.

There are no plans for Mr. H. to go to a nursing home.

"Where we are from (a Caribbean island)," says his daughter, "there is no such thing as a nursing home. We take care of our own."

She said this as she was helping to re-position her father in his bed after assisting her Mom in giving him a bed bath.

I'm certain there are a lot of folks in nursing homes who wish they would have been born into this family.

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