Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One More Day

Skip's discharge is still a "go" for tomorrow. Looks like everything has come together well.

I bought a new twin platform bed for myself. It was delivered yesterday. Bought sheets and comforter for it as well.

The hospital bed for Skip is being delivered at noon today. They'll set it up in the bedroom then.

My brother and his son are coming mid-morning to help me move furniture around. They'll take apart our platform bed and haul it out to the garage (I plan to get rid of it and buy something better for offloading pressure as our next bed). We'll turn the bedroom carpet, vacuum places that haven't seen the light of day in 20 years and get the room ready for the two new beds. (Actually, the two dressers, desk and headboard haven't moved in more than 45 years, when my parents moved in. They left the bedroom set for us when they retired to Cape Cod. It's a great set. It's from a kit my Dad bought at Sears and assembled himself somewhere between 50 and 60 years ago. Much sentimental value.) They'll assemble the new twin platform bed for me. They'll also move some other furniture around to make more space in the bedroom. It's great to have tall, strong, strapping family members who are so willing to help out!

The wound vac for home use was delivered to Skip's hospital room yesterday. They'll get that attached when they change her dressing tomorrow.

Starting tonight, I'll be on a brief leave from work (the remainder of this week and all of next week).

The intrepid MW (Skip's aide) is lined up for today and tomorrow. Today, she can help with some of the final bedroom set up and such. Tomorrow, she'll be around for anything that comes up; I'm sure an extra pair of hands will be most welcome in Skip's first hours home. Also, I'm having groceries delivered (first time since Skip went into the hospital) to replenish the very depleted larder while MW is here so she can handle that, no matter what the schedule is with the hospital around discharge, final meeting, etc.

And that reminds me, really the only thing left to find out is timing of the meeting with her doc before the discharge and when the ambulance will be picking her up to bring her home.


Diane J Standiford said...

How very exciting. Nothing is more healing than being HOME with loved ones.

zoomdoggies said...

OK, ready with the ruby slippers?
"There's no place like home... there's no place like home... there's no place like home..."

awb said...

That's great news, I'm sure you both can't wait. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing.


Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,
Thinking about you both today.
Hope you both sleep well tonight and tomorrow goes well.
Keep warm.

RUSSELL said...
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Cranky said...

Thanks, everyone, for your well wishes. The ambulance is scheduled for 1pm tomorrow to pick Skip up. I will be there earlier to help pack up the stuff she's accumulated, get her wheelchair into our car and such.

Both beds are set up and made. All the other furniture is moved around.

Her doc was available today, so I went over in the late afternoon for a debrief, so that's already all set.

steve said...

Deep breath. And relax. OK, now jump on your new mattress. It'll never be as springy as it is now.

Welcome home, Skip!

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Connie said...

Such good news!!! I'm sure you're excited and a litle apprehensive, but I'm sure everything will be fine.

Cranky said...

Steve - so right about that mattress, very comfortable last night. I left the air pump/blower on Skip's hospital bed last night and found it was not obtrusive, just more white noise to join in with the ringing in my ears.

Connie - true, excitement and apprehension combined. I agree, it will turn out all right.

Night - not quite sure how to respond, since I'm not quite sure what you said. :-)

Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,
Hope Skip is home with you now.
Have a good day.
Keep warm and enjoy eaxh others company.
Big hugs.

upstater said...

Yay, today is the day! Best wishes for Skip's return home.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm late again! I hope it went well yesterday!!!

Patrick@Caregivingly Yours said...

You BOTH have been through so much change. I wish you BOTH peace.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Cranky said...

Thanks all, transition going well so far, though I'm a bit beat. Guess I'm out of practice with this caregiving stuff! :-)

Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,
Thinking of you both hope it is going well.
Keep warm and optimistic.
Big hugs.