Grandpa came home from the hospital yesterday. Mom reports that he’s up and around – but very weak, so things like walking downstairs for breakfast, then back upstairs to shower are wearing him out. I guess this week they’re really trying to assess whether he’ll get stronger as a result of the activity necessary to live at home – or if the time has finally come for my grandparents to move out of their house. They’ve been guilt-tripping us with that threat for the last decade – but at this point I think we’d all be relieved, not sad, if they followed through on it.
Thank you all for your thoughts and encouragement.