Monday, January 17, 2011

An Update

This post is long overdue. Back in September my sweet dad had rather extensive brain surgery. So many of our dear friends have contacted us, wondering how things are going now.
Now that Dad is a few months post-surgery we're really seeing a tangible difference in what he is physically capable of. He walks more steadily, has greater endurance and the shakiness of classic Parkinson's is much more manageable. Often his body is completely calm. He is able to do little things like use a fork and knife quite capably and big things like hold baby Noah. That's his favorite.
We realize that Parkinson's is a degenerative disease but are so grateful that, for now, many of its relentless side effects have diminished significantly. What great friends we have, many who don't know my dad at all, who have asked and cared.


Cadle Clan said...

That is great news! He looks great!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the update... I think of you and yours often.

The Smith Fam in Kansas said...

Thank you for the update! Give your parents my love!


I should call your mom... been thinking about her as well.

Christina Bond said...

Your dad looks so good! What a great gift to be able to hold his little grandson.