Last weekend Zoe's brother Jim flew in from Iowa to visit his mom. He hadn't seen Gerry for a year and, even though he had read books and thought he knew what was going on, was devastated when he saw her. There really isn't any way to prepare for something like seeing your mother in such decline. It was good that he saw her. When he left he realized that he might not see her again. He probably will. She is doing well physically. Zoe and I met with the nurses taking care of her for a 30 day evaluation at HomePlace. She is adjusting well. Not easily but normally. Zoe and I took her to her doctor's appointment today and she is doing well physically. But the mental slide continues. She seems more vacant each time we visit. She is still inside but there is less of her and her brain keeps her from communicating what there is.