April 08, 2008

Back east again

I'm just back from another jaunt back east -- a family visit to see my family combined with the 30th anniversary reunion of my Young Judaea Year Course in Israel in New York City.

The latest on dad is that he continues to be in good spirits but has lost a lot of weight -- 5 or 10 pounds each week for the past month. He's almost 6 feet tall and I outweigh him at this point. This will put an extra stress on his heart. He hardly eats, although he does seem to enjoy dessert.

My mom and sister are coping as best as possible. My job is to support them in the decisions they make, help them process as needed, and check in daily for updates. It's HARD to be so far away.

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