I wrote a while back mentioning my elderly, sick parents didn't seem to be getting better. It was tough taking care of them. To my surprise they both are doing better and are actually showing optimism and engagement. I got my friend's athlete son to come by four days a week to help my dad do excercises...next thing I see is my dad out of bed and using a walker. My mom is using her walker (with a bit of help) to stroll the length of her street and visit her neighbors. I guess you cant give up the game until its over.