Thursday we brought Patti home (4:00 PM) for dinner and family time. Proximity between home and care facility (12 miles away) was an important factor in our selection process. We try to have a dinner that is rarely served at the care facility.
Today that was good old fashioned Chinese carry out. Patti needs her food cut into tiny pieces and only one hand works somewhat well for utensils. Even though Patti wears an apron style bib when eating, Chinese carry out can get particularly messy. The aftermath often reminds me of when our daughter was beginning to learn to eat with utensils. Life sometimes seems to move in circles.
Having a generous and loving friend like Jean Faul who can make these apron style bibs in so many colors and patterns is special and something you will never find covered in any MS magazine. Patti’s bibs are more than bibs they are fashion statements.
It was an accident free visit and travel. That can so set the tone for the whole experience
I had noticed from sign out sheet that Patti’s Aunt and Cousin had also taken her for an outing earlier in the day.
Shortly after dinner (7:00 PM) Patti began to ask to return so she could go to bed. Transferring in and out of vehicles for two outings certainly amplified fatigue factors especially as it was in upper 80’s and humid.
For the first time that I can recollect Patti interchanged the word ‘home’ for both here and her care facility. Her usage was grammatically correct and repeated over time so I doubt it was a function of mental confusion. It felt strange to hear her say it.