I am going to give you the condensed version of my week since I don't have the strength to go into all the details, but we have had a set back. My worst fear happened Wednesday. I got the call that they had a bed for Mom in a nursing facility but the problem was it was almost a 2 hour drive away, in a very remote village in the middle of nowhere. Especially with this terrible winter, it would be lucky if I was able to get to mom once a week.
So, naturally I refused for her to be transferred. That response is unacceptable in our system. I did not make many friends that day. So, since we refused the placement, Mom will have to be discharged from the hospital and come home. A hospital bed has been ordered and will be delivered next week. My living room is being reorganized to become Mom's bedroom. We will require quite a lot of home nursing support. I haven't heard from them yet as to how much support we can access.
But it doesn't matter. We will find a way to make it work somehow. I could not live with myself if I allowed Mom to go to that facility. I do not believe it is in Mom's best interest to have her isolated from her entire support system of friends and family. I knew there was a chance she would be placed outside of town temporarily but not in the absolute furthest distance allowed. I'm not sure how long she will be home before we can get back up near the top of the placement list for a better facility. Hopefully it's not too long.
So things are in quite a tizzy right now. I took the day off work today to try and meet with some people and take care of some business. Then a spent a few hours with a good friend who listened to all my ranting and ravings over a glass of wine.
And one my way home I stopped to pick up a few necessities and found these....