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Dear friends needed us......

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hello, SparkFriends,
I know I've been absent a bit here, but our dear friends needed us.
My best friend--since junior high--has dementia and her husband, like mine, has heart problems. So, last Friday we called to check on how they were doing since we knew they, like us, would be alone Thanksgiving day. The husband wasn't home--he'd driven himself to the hospital! That meant there was a vehicle there that would need to "get home." We volunteered to help do that. And, we didn't know when he'd be released or if he'd be sent to a bigger hospital for treatment.
After getting him and the vehicle home, we needed to take care of our own chores. Then, he foolishly--wife's word, not mine--did not follow doctor's orders and ended up back in the hospital. Once again needed to get a vehicle and him home.
Because of her dementia, we usually need to check another source--her sister--to try to be up-to-date. Time consuming, but since their daughters live 2-4 hours away and we're 15 minutes, we are very willing to help out.
The husband KNOWS he should be following doctor's orders, but he tries to rejoin the race sooner than should.
Helping them out was our immediate response. So, SparkTeammates, thanks for excusing my absences.
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