for Pat Adair, and the people who love her...

Our beloved Pat got some shocking news recently, and we're off and running on a mysterious medical adventure. Not an adventure we would have picked, but we're off just the same... (If you're new to the blog, start here.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mom is moving to hospice Wednesday evening

Mom has been mostly out of it today, with limited communication, until old friends came by, and she greeted them by name. She smiled and made hand gestures, then slipped under the waves just as quickly. One of the nurses aids that Mom likes came to look in on her, and Mom got a big smile of recognition, and quietly mouthed his name, "Mark." The two of them hugged and Mark broke down in tears. Not a dry eye in the house, to be sure.

We're waiting for Mom's last ambulance ride, and she visibly grimmaced when I told her about it. We're moving her to Bruns House, a small hospice house in Alamo, only six beds, that we've heard rave reviews about. Mom and I had talked about it over the last few months, and Mike and I think it justifies the dreaded ambulance trip.

Here's the address: 2849 Miranda Avenue, Alamo (Google Maps)

Check the blog or call me or to see the latest status: 510-282-1133.



At June 26, 2008 8:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dave,

My heart is breaking and I feel blessed at the same time. Blessed for knowing and loving Pat. Blessed by you and your family who've allowed me to go through this journey with you even though I'm far away.
Thank you for opening up your heart and letting me (and all who love Pat) have a part in this season of her life.
You have been so generous to share this with us in such a loving, open and honest way.
Pat is like a Mom to me and I love her very much. Because I love her, I love her family too. You are all in my heart and I will continue to pray for peace, strength and comfort for all.
Give Pat a hug and kiss for me.
With much love,


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