Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Change to advertised visiting hours

So far we've encouraged everyone to visit Padi but, since the weekend especially, he's taken another step down in his wakefulness and so we have taken the awkward step of putting a sign up on the front door asking everyone to check with us before disturbing the house or else to call in at Neil and Sarah's first. This will also keep our 'guard dogs' quiet. With hindsight, yesterday was a bit too busy in the house. I became aware that Pads is likely to constrain his calling out if the person in earshot is anyone other than those directly involved in his care (i.e. parents/medical team). If you've missed your chance to see Padi awake then you're welcome to arrange to see him in his current state but dont expect too much or plan to stay for very long. Thank you!
At times like this we all feel helpless in the face of inexorable decline. I come back again to that Denny quote:
The decay of the outward man in the godless is a melancholy spectacle, for it is the decay of everything; in the Christian it does not touch that life which is hid with Christ in God, and which is in the soul itself a well of water springing up to life eternal.

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