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This is a entry by Don, Charles' father.
Thank you for the many comments to Charles' last blog entry. They will ALL be read to him soon. ( Hey, Sarah A. -long time. )
Things move fast. We received a call this morning that a room was avaialble at Hopewell Hospice. The Hospice wanted to receive Charles today. Arrangements were made to get him transported at 3:30pm. We gathered moving boxes and headed up. Since Charles has been at OHSU for 3 and a half months and has sooooo many thoughtful friends, he has accumlated quite a bit. Well, the boxes overflowed and we had to use shopping bags.
The move went well overall. The ambulance was late and it took a while to get off the floor with the hugs and goodbyes with staff. We will MISS the OHSU, Kohler Pavilion, 14th Floor staff!!!
Once at the hospice Charles was quickly settled into Room 3. Being in a wooded area, Charles windows look out at tree scenery. While he was settling in there was a strong wind storm that blew through. We have been having winter weather to begin our spring.
Karlin will be staying at the hospice with Charles tonight. She will be on a cott in Charles' room.
Charles is restful and bright, yet his body weakens. We are happy that he can be in a place where his comfort and peace will be the first priority.
Again, we appreciate the love, support and prayers of our family and friends. They are many and we feel them with a calm that all will be well. dc