I haven't blogged in two weeks. Not much need to.
We had a small setback this week if you could call it that. We were planning on possibly having Lisa come home for good on Oct. 1. She is just starting to transfer herself from bed to chairs and back and I think she is doing very well. But, we had her Care Conference for Sept. and OT/PT recommended she stay one more month to keep progressing. Lisa has not hit a plateau in her recovery and continues to make significant gains every week. I was all for one more month but could not let it show because Lisa was devastated. She has been in a hospital/nursing home since March 4th. She thinks she is missing out on so much. She thinks she will never leave the nursing home. I spent three hours reassuring her that it was for the best. I am have a hard time getting to her that the longer she can get therapy 5 days a week, the better the quality of life she will have when she eventually does get home. So, one more month.
And, that's part of the problem. Lisa wants me to give her an exact be-all-end-all date. It's impossible. How fast will she progress? When will her progress stop? Who knows? No one can make that decision.
She is bored out of her mind. I have suggested so many things for her to do to occupy her time, but nothing interests her. Except me, and I can't be there 24/7. Hell, it's close to that now. Every minute I'm not at work, I'm there. But, I have a schedule in place for myself that seems to be working.
The leaves are starting to change here in Minnesota. It's quite beautiful. They should reach their peak in about a week. I have really noticed change this past year.