Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Well today was not the best of days. Logic flies out the window and emotions take over. I know that the systems are inplace to make things run smoothly for large groups of people but that didn't make it any easier to say yes to the room for Dad before he was ready. We took Dad out for breakfast this morning. I felt terrible backing out of the driveway knowing that this was the last time Dad was going to see his home and he did not. After breakfast we started down to Brampton. I put a CD in with 1940's music for Dad to listen to. He didn't ask where we were going. He was quiet. Gary was nervous so he chatted all the way down there! We pulled into the driveway of the facility and we got Dad's walker and Dad out of the van. I went off to park next door and walk back. By the time I got back Gary was explaining to Dad why we were here. Dad didn't have much to say. We went inside for our welcome meeting. He did very well answering questions and had a good sense of humour. We went on up to his room and Bruce and Debbie arrived soon after that with the rest of Dad's stuff. We got him settled in on his chair and a PSW came to do a shower and soon after that physio came for an assessement. We put a movie on and watched that with him. He won't have TV or phone until Friday afternoon. Stupid arrangement. He started watching a second movie as we were leaving. He looked so small in his chair. What a devastating experience. I will pop down tomorrow morning to see how he is coping and then Fri. pm for his phone and TV installation. He is still on the list for Wellington Terrace in Fergus and we will move him there when there is space available. It is much closer and is situated in the country. This is far worse that the first day of school with your children! I guess with time I will adapt.