These past few months have been very trying on the family here in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
As most of you know, Al had a stroke in April of 2010 and was doing quite well for a while. The past 8 months have been tough as Al has physically declined to the point that he is in bed most of the time and needs assistance to get out of bed.
Al has been in and out of the hospital for the past month and each time, his hospitalizations seem to be taking more of a toll on his body. At this time, he is having increasing problems swallowing food, but he continues to breathe on his own.
Al is still able to keep good spirits and recall good times with friends and family and he is still laughing up a storm when we talk about memories from the past.