Homecoming!

Anita Henson

Homecoming!

Anita Henson
Dad came home from rehab on January 28, 2020 after falling on the 4th of January and breaking his hip.  He was anxious to get home and worked hard during therapy to get better.   Mom greeted him at the door.  She wanted to stand when he came home.  Dad immediately went to his room.  Mom followed with her walker.  He sat down on the bed and wanted to lay down a bit with Mom beside him.  After awhile he got up and went straight to the computer, looked at the bills, and saved mail.  He finally said he overdid it and went to lay down.  He found it harder than he thought to get back to the routine he so eagerly looked forward to.  A short nap followed.  He then got up and came to the dining room and sat.  We chatted.  He was happy to be home

He asked if he could go into the den, but it isn't ready.  The ramp has been built but the rails are not up.  The furniture needs to be rearranged and the couch and old TV has to be removed from the den to make room for two walkers.  No more holding on to furniture to keep their balance.  Two walkers are hard to maneuver through the house with all the furniture.  We have been rearranging and removing furniture as needed.

We moved the SmartTV into the living room from which they could almost watch all their favorite shows with the Amazon Fire Stick.  Wheel of Fortune was actually on YouTube with the current broadcast.  They were happy and finally went to bed at 7:30.

Today Dad woke up at 4:00 a.m. as he usually did before.  He writes his column but I'm not sure he started one today.  He may have been reading the e-mail.  30 minutes later he went back to bed.  I've been up since Mom got up to go to the bathroom and called me.  She had forgotten that Dad was home.  Dad was fast asleep then.  I used the baby monitor while Dad was away and will continue to use it now that he is home.  It will be another busy day, but I am definitely looking forward to his doctor appointment later in the morning.  I'll have to cancel my last day of therapy.

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