Dear Bonnie - I am so sorry about Shirlee's stroke. It reminded me of my husband’s stroke. He was also paralyzed on the left side. That means that the stroke occurred on the right side of the brain. For some reason, if the left side of the body is affected, the thinking process seems to function better than if the right side is affected. My husband's mind was good until the end for which I was thankful.
I know this is going to cause a lot of changes in your household. It will be good that there are three of you to work together to meet Shirlee's needs. I will be praying for all of you, especially Shirlee, as the days go on.