Mark enrolled in hospice this morning. His pain and fatigue levels have increased substantially within the last 7-10 days, and his appetite has dropped off. We had always considered, even recently, that hospice was something we could hold at arm's length. Now that it is here, we know we perhaps should have invited it earlier.
It is anticipated at this point that Mark will be with me, with us, for only a few more weeks, perhaps until the end of March. The news is shocking, unanticipated, sobering. and utterly devastating. I am sharing because I know there are many who would like to know. Thank you to all those who hold a special place in your heart for Mark, for us and for what he and I have shared on this wonderful 4-1/2 year-long adventure.