This is NOLA Boy in 2006 in Washington State. It is one of my favorite pictures of him because it captures the incredible sweetness of this wonderful man.
As many of you know, he has hit a wall of his own that started, unbeknownst to us, probably about the same time this picture was taken. He was having a hard time walking, although that didn’t stop his daily beloved bicycle ride.
Fast forward all these years, and he is still bravely fighting the Multiple Myeloma that has invaded his body.
On Tuesday night, he hit a wall of his own, and by Wednesday morning, he was worse, so I called the paramedics, and they whisked him off to the hospital that is within sight of our home. They stabilized him, and packed him into a helicopter for the ride of his life up to the hospital in Tucson.
No one held out any hope, and it has been an incredibly long four days, but miraculously, once again he has rallied. His kidneys had apparently failed, and his condition was dire, with his mental state exceedingly altered as well.
But today – TODAY – I talked to him for a full half hour around noon, and he was completely himself for the entire time.
I don’t know how long he will be in the hospital, but with COVID-19, I cannot go visit. In the beginning he was so confused about everything, and could not understand why I was not there with him 24/7 like I have been through all these same sorts of hospitalizations.
But that terror for him as passed, and now we talk about his getting back home to at least sit on our deck during the warm part of the day, and watch for animals to come to the water pond.
That is our goal. Please think good thoughts for him! ;->