My father-in-law has been suffering from MS for over 30 years. When I met him he used a cane. Next came the walker, then the wheelchair. For many years he has spent most of his time in bed or the special chair in the living room, leaving home only rarely. My mother-in-law is his primary caregiver, working hard to keep him in the best shape possible.
He has been a constant, quiet presence in our lives and the lives of our children. Our 7-12 graders traditionally stay over at Grammy and Granpop's house one school night each week, keeping them in contact.
Lately the colonel has had difficulty swallowing (leading to the placement of a feeding tube) and breathing (a special oxygen mask is at home now). We don't know how much time we have left, but your prayers for all of us are greatly appreciated. Thank you.