Have hesitated to blog as we are in such a transition here, don't quite know where anything is going. Think most is positive, but hate to become too comfortable-lol. As all us Caregivers do.
After a month of talking to Bruce and asking him for input as to what he wants, we have settled into the routine I had had in place, except the volunteering. He continues to swim with Jen twice a week, his work with me twice a week. With the summer schedule in place at the Animal Haven, Wednesday is the in house day for cleaning, paperwork, phone calls. Saturday pool with me and Sunday errands. And this has again settled in for three weeks.
I have a health issue that must be addressed and scheduled that this week, along with truck oil change. I hate taking time from work for this, but have yet to find a fourth caregiver I am comfortable with and with Mary Beth's visit last weekend, have had to face reality and get some stuff taken care of.
My Godchild's wedding is July 3rd and was able to get Bruce's close friend and his family on tap for that. While my medical appointment is to be taken care of on Leo's charge; any follow ups will be taken care of by friends, so I will not have to take time off from work.
I realized how much weight Bruce has gained this weekend when his buff buddy could not get him in the WC across the lawn. That was a reality check.
Had a terrific weekend for the most part. I purchased the scooter so Bruce could do his car shows. I spent all of Saturday planning for the car show Saturday: battery fully charged. Taking it apart, water packed. We get to the car show; Bruce transfers to the WC (thank God I brought it) to the scooter, and the scooter dies in the middle of a street. I checked everything, no go, got him back in WC-scooter repacked and did the best I could over half broken side walk. Thing that disturbed me the most was a gentleman watched all of this and never offered to help. He was parked illegally in the handicap spot because he was working the car show. And, yes people, he is still walking, but only because I was so worried about Bruce being stuck in a street-LOL!
After nap, off to friends and Bruce's Godson for a cook out. Bob could not get Bruce across lawn, so we moved some furniture and had event on front patio. Bruce chose to have three beers-but no bathroom available because he won't walk. I offered garage-I have everything availble-but no go. So home after an incredible feast, to desset, shower, night clothes and bed. I was cooked but he had a terrific time and well worth it for Bruce. He has so little of that.
But did not have shower to deal with this morning and off to work.
All in all a good couple of weeks. Debbie