We're still on track to head home Thurs. morning, though not without the usual glitches. Twice in 10 days my wheelchair has not charged overnight. And in some circumstances the battery drops like a stone, so I have to keep a careful eye on it. We also haven't received our final estimate for the chair we want, with the 'eye-level technology'. I'm getting the impression that this vendor really doesn't want to sell us a chair.
The ceiling lift is not yet installed at home, but at least the short lift at the garage door is installed, so we know I can get in the house. After some last minute phone calls we're getting a portable 'Hoyer' lift to use in the meantime.
Medication lists seem to be left to the last minute, but there are still some unanswered questions. Hopefully they will all get resolved tomorrow.
The biggest surprise is that we may not get any homecare! The medical team here recommended two hours per day, a common pattern for homecare assistance here, but in fact there are no staff available in our local community so apparently we're not going to get any. A few politicians are going to hear about this!
On the positive side, it will be wonderful to be home, and for Mrs. F.G.'s 4 hour trips to London to be over. It'll be nice to see friends and develop our routine at home with all the exercises I'll have to be doing.
I have hopes that I'll be back on my big computer in a few days, and be able to regale you with pictures of the gardens here. I may not be back for 2-3 days, but wish me a safe transition.
I hope that things go smoothly.ReplyDelete
Wishing you lots of luck with the move home!ReplyDelete
Yes, wishing you a safe and productive transition. That's crazy about not getting any home care! I hope that something shakes out over that. And the wheelchair woes are fixed. Fingers crossed! :-)ReplyDelete
So many details to attend to!! Pray all goes smoothy and you get home safely.ReplyDelete
Good luck with working out the details and hope things all come together for you soon. Being home again sure will be a bonus.ReplyDelete
Everything always seem to take longer and be more complicated than we expect and your journey back home is no exception, especially it's more complicated than most of life's undertaking. Here's wishing you a good transition to home and developing a good day-to-day routine.ReplyDelete
Isn't Bureaucracy and Technology great. They all work well until you really need them. Hoping things get straightened around so you can finally go Home.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
have a safe trip home.ReplyDelete
Like a block of well matured cheese, all good things take time. Try to cope with the delays, frustrations, and alterations that will be made, in due course. And maybe check with the office to see if any mail has arrived for you? Fond greetings from a very busy place in NZ, where packing, disposing and looking is all happening at the same time.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed on an uneventful trip home.ReplyDelete
Good luck! I know you will be glad to get home.ReplyDelete
I hope that everything goes well and you're soon back in familiar (though suitably modified) surroundings. In my experience people who may be brilliant carers are not always the most technically savvy; I suspect the non-charging chair is operator error. It used to happen often where I worked and drove me crazy! One tip that may be helpful: make sure that when your chair is not on charge that the plug that charges it is tucked away safely - it's very easy for these to get trodden on or run over by wheelchair causing damage to the plug.ReplyDelete
Your medical care sound much like our in the U.S. We have fewer people in rural areas to assist and there are issues with getting repairs and remodeling. Keep the faith and you will be so happy to get home!!!ReplyDelete
I think the closer one gets to a departure date the more frustrating it is when those last minute glitches happen. I'll bet Mrs. FG will be glad to get you home and not have to make those 8 hour round trips to the south end of London anymore. Your computer and Georgian Bay await your return and you will just be in time for Autumn's splendor...…..ReplyDelete
Hello, wishing you a smooth transition home. I am sure Mrs FG will be much happier too. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Oh boy, it just doesn't get any easier does it? Hopefully you will get a visit from the homecare caseworker asap and get that all sorted out.ReplyDelete
A safe transition to you....all. Oh being home will be wonderful for allReplyDelete
With your attitude and support the transition will go well I'm sure. It will take some time to get routines worked out, but soon things at home will be settled. Once that happens you can start to relax and enjoy. You deserve it. - MargyReplyDelete
Best of luck to you and Mrs. FG! Looking forward to viewing your wonderful photos again!ReplyDelete
Don't be too hard on those poor politicians :)ReplyDelete
What a pain, no homecare. I do know that they are terribly short nurses and PSWs in many rural locations. All the best.ReplyDelete
Sure hope you are able to get back home Thursday as planned and sit and enjoy the view out your windows, look forward to visiting some day soonReplyDelete
Thinking of you and I hope a safe travel home for you both:)ReplyDelete
your departure glitches must be frustrating for sure but we sincerely hope that things work themselves out for you. How infuriating about the Home Care, makes you wonder if there are nurses who have retired early that would still do home care visits. I'm so sorry to hear that this area is lacking in that regard.ReplyDelete
On the positive side, getting yourself in that lovely home and Mrs. F.G. getting the rest from driving will be delightful!
Hoping for things to go smoothly and get worked out for you all . I am glad you are finally able to go home . Hope both you and Mrs F.G have a nice weekend at home .ReplyDelete
Today is Thursday. I hope that mean you are home and all the glitches have been worked out. I’m thinking of you and Mrs. FG as the two of you are together again at home. Blessings to you both.ReplyDelete
It always seems to take a lot of time to discharge, but you have some things they apparently just don’t want to do until you get home. I smiled when I red “Home safe” in the next blog. I really am wishing you well in the biggest way.ReplyDelete
I’m so glad you’re home. I hope you get the ceiling lift soon...it is wonderful. Tell your wife that the Hoyer lift is difficult in the beginning, but it becomes easy with practice. And, you will be safe while she learns. So many things are difficult but they become a new normal and life is good. Keep laughingReplyDelete