HOOOooney! I'm HOOOooooome!

Back home again. Still processing it.  Janie's been yelling at me since Wednesday.  Dad is doing better but still needs help.  The medical opinion of the professionals involved is that he needs long term (more than six months) care.  Mom is at home, and for the first time in many years is truly alone.
No fun watching your whole family disintegrate before your very eyes.
Yes, it could be worse, yes many lovely moments occured while I was there... and I'll get them down eventually.  Right now, I'm beat, even after 8 hours sleep.  Got home last night before the rain started (whew).  11 hours in the car (the extra hour thanks to a detour and a missed turn) not exactly my idea of a good time. 
Off to do chair massage at the bookstore.  They always cheer me up!

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deleted_user

Oooh well yes, I know what it\'s like to be treated to one of those um... highly vocal treatments. Not pleasant! Nor is it a happy thing to watch loved ones head into new and difficult circumstances. I\'m so sorry to hear your Dad needs prolonged care! And I\'m sure you\'re worried about your mom....I\'m sure you\'ll come up with something. Meanwhile, I know how glad you must be to get around to a few of those things from your own life! I\'m sending you a soothing mental brain backrub being administered by a burly EMT
colored-cheerios
colored-cheerios

I think there is a time for kind words and there is a time to just sit and be silent .. a strong silent rock of support so for now, this cheerleader is going to sit next to you on the sideline as you collect your thoughts and process ... silently letting you know I am right here. Hugs Brian