I think from here out unless I mentioned otherwise you can assume that I (Kristin) will be doing all the posting. That way I don't have to say that each time.
Dad's left side is experiencing paralysis and his right side shows definite signs of weakness. He is not able to get up on his own anymore and is mostly bed bound. A hospital bed was brought this last week since he is not able to sit himself up and mom is not strong enough to lift him. He is sleeping more but is still mentally alert.
Mom has been home for a week now and is making improvement. Kara, Brian and Bethany have been carrying a full load of being with Dad and Mom as Dad is almost to the point of needing care 24/7. Kara has been scheduling people to be with our parents when my siblings are not able to be there. There are also hospice and veteran's aids coming on a daily basis as well.
My family and I (James, Ranae - 2 yrs. and Cody - 6 months) will be heading up to New Jersey the second week of September. We plan to arrive on September 13. James has permission to work remotely for a month. I am so grateful for his job that allows him to do this. We have found a very adequate place to stay that's in the same neighborhood as my parents so thank you for all the people who have given suggestions and offered their homes. We are truly overwhelmed with everyone's generosity.