Jimmy Carter’s grandson gives health update on ex-president as he enters 16th month of hospice care

Former President Jimmy Carter has skilled “no change” to his health situation since coming into hospice care almost 16 months in the past in Georgia, his grandson stated.

Jason Carter, the oldest of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s 22 grandchildren lately advised Southern Living journal the frail 99-year-old ex-commander-in-chief is “experiencing the world as best he can as he continues through this process.”

“God had other plans,” the youthful Carter stated about his grandfather unexpectedly remaining alive so lengthy after starting hospice care in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Jimmy Carter.
Former President Jimmy Carter has skilled “no change” to his health situation since coming into hospice care, his grandson stated.
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Rosalyn Carter died in November.

“After 77 years of marriage… I just think none of us really understand what it’s like for him right now,” stated Jason Carter.

“We have to embrace that fact, that there’s things about the spirit that you just can’t understand.” 

Average hospice stays round 70 days, though for a lot of it could solely be a pair of weeks.

Former President Jimmy Carter departs after a during the funeral service for his wife.
“God had other plans,” Jason Carter, the oldest of Jimmy’s grandchildren stated about his grandfather.
Former President Jimmy Carter, left, and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, right, sit together ahead of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 30, 2018.
Jimmy Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, had been married for 77 years earlier than she handed away in November 2023. AP

Carter entered hospice care in February 2023.

Jason stated he visited his grandfather a couple of weeks again, including the watched an Atlanta Braves recreation, talked concerning the ex-president’s nonprofit Carter Center and the household.

He additionally requested 99-year-old how he was doing.

 “I told him, I said: ‘Pawpaw, you know, when people ask me how you’re doing I say, ‘honestly I don’t know,’” recalled Jason. “And he kind of smiled and he said, ‘I don’t know, myself.’ It was pretty sweet,” he added.

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