On sunday night (22 Dec.), James’ sister Irene advised:

I was just talking to Mom. I saw James yesterday but he was mostly sleeping while I was there. His health is deteriorating. Since the episode in Charlottetown after the radiation he hasn’t been the same. He is sleeping more and eating less each day.

Mom said that the doctor today said that James probably won’t be able to come home for Christmas.

There is always at least one of the family member with him and we plan to all go over on Christmas day.