Fred was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s almost three years ago. Two weeks ago he suffered a major neurological “event”. He had what appeared to me as a layperson to be a stroke or seizure, bit the living daylights out of his tongue, slid to the floor and cracked his sacrum. He was hospitalized for five days then began a stay of 20 days in a skilled memory care nursing facility, as covered by Medicare. His release date is October 18th. After that he is all mine. No more help from Medicare other than physical therapy.
Fred played on a handful of great albums, including Caveman Shoestore, Curlew, Hughscore, Pigpen and more.