April 29, 1929 82 Years old
When I asked Wayde if he was satisfied with the quality and quantity of support he has available to him, he
said to me “I don’t need any.” I then explained to him that support can come from many different sources, not
necessarily just from the medical profession. He informed me of a few things regarding his support system.
Wayde has a daughter that lives next door to him. She comes over a couple of times a day to see if he is in need of
anything. Whenever she makes a meal she always makes sure that she has made enough for him in the event he has
decided that he just doesn’t want to cook. He had a slow cooker with homemade beans in it the evening I
came over for our interview. He has proven to be quite an independent man, this was proven by him doing his own
laundry, his cooking and his cleaning.
During the weekdays he has one of his step-sons that comes over almost every noon hour and has lunch
with him, its usually soup and a sandwich or crackers. They talk about the days events and their recent loss. He
hasn’t always been on his own, Ke7e was Waydes’ wife and his step-sons mother, she passed away in September
after suffering for many years. They were together for nearly forty one years, twenty five days short of forty one
years that is! While taking care of her every day for the last 4 years he learned how to do most of the domestic
chores throughout the household. I have to say...