I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Dad Cone update, but honestly, since we haven’t been in Florida with him, it’s been hard to share second-hand information. But Ricky just flew back down to Florida on Friday night, so he’s gotten to see dad in person for the first time since mid-June.
When I spoke to dad a couple days ago, it didn’t seem as if much had changed. He honestly sounded quite good, all things considered. He complained of headaches and hip pain, both of which were either present before his current condition or were being further aggravated by it.
Though he needs 24 hour care, he’s still getting out and about, with regular visits to his mom’s, Starbucks and his favorite steak restaurants
Ricky’s brother has been spending most days with dad and his sister has been in Florida since the diagnosis as well. Ricky’s mom is a nurse and she has been a tremendous help and support to dad as well. That combined with the hospice care, local family and all his long-standing friends from both Hobe Sound and out-of-town coming to visit and bringing meals, he has definitely been surrounded by love and prayers.
I haven’t been able to talk to my husband in depth since he arrived in Florida, but he did notice a few things since he last saw dad: that he’s having more difficulty walking and staying present in the moment. He continues to tire easily and seems a bit more forgetful. When he complained of having ‘brain freezes’ in the middle of conversations to me, I playfully responded with, “I don’t have a tumor the size of an adult man’s fist in my brain, and that still happens to me, so you’re doing pretty well!”
I know so many of you have continued to pray and ask about dad’s condition, so I’m sorry I haven’t had more to share, but just know that he is feeling your prayers. I believe he’s scheduled to have another MRI this week, so I’ll be sure to update you after we know more.
Thanks too for all the sweet comments you’ve left. We’ve shared them with him and they are much appreciated!
Read the whole story about Dad Cone’s journey from the beginning…