Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - Mack's been moved!

This is Paul Manor (Richard's father, Mack's grandfather)when he joined the Marines at age 18. Aunt Jacky in Texas (Paul's sister) sent us this picture of Paul recently, along with several others.


Richard got a call from MCV today that Mack was going to be transported to a nursing home in Farmville around 2 pm today. Richard left work and went up to MCV so that he could follow the ambulance to Farmville. They actually left about 6 p.m. because the ambulance was late getting to MCV.

Richard called a short while ago (7:15) to let me know that they arrived at the nursing home in Farmville about an hour and fifteen minutes after they left Richmond.

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the nursing home right now, but as soon as I find out, I will put their name on the blogsite. From what Richard said, they are going to set Mack's room up with things he likes and enjoys looking at - Pictures of his dogs, his family pictures, a TV (which Richard is going to purchase for him), his radio and anything that we can think of to make him feel more like he's at home and not in a hospital room so much.

We all knew this was coming sometime or another, but I had no idea that it would happen so quickly once the decision was made. Richard talked with the nursing home administrator briefly yesterday afternoon, answering some questions he had. Then, sometime today the decision was made to transport Mack, and they took him away. I hope and pray that the nursing home doctors, nurses and caretakers there will take good care of our "baby" and all his needs. He can't tell anyone if he needs something or if something isn't right. Please, if you go to visit Mack and discover something he needs, please ask them to take care of him while you're there. If necessary, page Richard so that you can apprise him of the situation.

(Richard's Pager 804-759-6329)

You may also add comments to the blog at any time. When I see them, I'll pass them along to Richard. We ask for any and all eyes and hands we can get to help us check on Mack since we can't check on him ourselves everyday. Richard will go to visit Mack as much as he can during the week and on the weekends, but he can't go everyday as he has been. I worry about Richard being on the road by himself so much too, but it's unavoidable. I need to stay close to home because I'm also taking care of Mom most of the time, but I'll go to visit Mack on the weekends whenever I can. We'll take it as it comes and figure it out along the way.

Please continue to keep Mack in your thoughts and prayers. (and Richard too!)

All our love to everyone,

Richard and Ruth


Anonymous Brenda Gough, RN said...

Thank you so much for sharing Mack's story. Just know that he has many angels watching over him!

8:21 PM  

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