Good Evening, All!
This is Josiah and Meredith, Josh's son and daughter-in-law. While this may be a sacred first person blog, we wanted to hop on and give y'all a life update.
Unfortunately since October, his vocabulary and ability to operate electronics has diminished. After nearly eighteen months on an eleven month prognosis, Josh has begun hospice (in-home for the time being). Treatment has been stopped, and comfort care started, as keeping him comfortable and in a state where he is most able to regain strength is the doctors' #1 priority.
He is always around family and loved ones, and my wife and I, my sister and her husband have all been able to visit over a dozen-odd weekends last year to date, and despite everything that has happened, my dad has been able to breathe new life into our family relationships.
For further updates, please feel free to text either of us, Jane, or Bethany (Josh's daughter).
We'd like to thank you all for your prayers, visits, texts, and phone calls. They have meant a lot during this difficult time. If you are interested in visiting with Josh, please text Jane to arrange that. Josh is able to recognize most people, and even a short visit would mean the world to him.
So long, and thanks for all the fish! (Josh would appreciate this!)
Josiah and Meredith