Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Very fast good news update

Hi everyone

I just wanted to give you a really quick update with some good news.

We delivered Man to his new care home today and he is all settled in, safe and sound and with loads of his things around him - yet to be unpacked of course!

He seemed really happy to be there and we were so happy to see him out of the hospital and in a comfy caring home from home.

Until we actually got him in the car and drove away from the hospital I still wasn't convinced that it would actually happen, but it did.  It will take some time to sink in and get used to it all, not least because Man is now living a couple of hundred miles away from us so we will see him far less than we used to.

There is still lots to deal with, but we will get there.  I will share more as and when, but as you have been there for the down times, I thought you might like to share in an up time too and to know the good news!

Thank you again so much for your support, I think that your prayers were certainly with us today as the weather cleared as we drove and so did the traffic!

Thank you and love to you all!  Love really does make a home and it makes this blog a lovely home too, thank you for that!

Amy  xx

79 comments:

  1. Good news Amy. Hopefully the pressure is off you a little bit. Sounds like it's time you had a bit of 'me' time. B xx

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  2. That's so good to read. Under the circumstances it must be a reassurance for you and hopefully a lot less stress. Much love to you Amy. X

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  3. Good that things are going well for Man, and for you too. Hoping he will settle in and start feeling comfortable with the extra care provided at the facility. Hoping you can enjoy the holidays now that some of this worry has been lifted off your shoulders.

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  4. Amy, I'm glad he has been safely moved and I hope he settles in quickly. It sounds like the very best solution for him, although I know it must be very hard for you and your husband. Sending you a hug. CJ xx

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  5. I am thrilled that Dear Man was well enough to travel to his new home and hopefully will settle with all his things around him. Take care.

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  6. aw glad he's happy there and that you're happy too :)

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  7. Good news! Thanks for the update. It will certainly be a change for you with him being so far away but things will get easier. Glad it sounds like he'll be happy in his new home.

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  8. I'm so happy that you won't be worrying all the time about his well being and what to do. I will pray everything continues to go smoothly and for the adjustments that have to be made for all concerned.

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  9. So pleased for you all Amy that he is in his new home and happy to be there. It must be a relief for you and your husband, although understandably strange with him being so far away now. I hope the rest of the tasks go smoothly and you can begin to think and plan for the future. Take care and wishing you all the best. A xx

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  10. You both must be feeling so much more reassured to know that he is happily settled into what sounds like a really good place for him.

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  11. That's great news, and I hope that you settle into your own new routine without too much trouble xx

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  12. Oh hooray! I'm glad he's settled!

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  13. That's great. I hope he settles in quickly and will be very happy. x

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  14. Good news! I hope he settles well x

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  15. Amy, I am so happy that things are settled and you all can rest in the comfort that he is where he needs to be.
    Much love, my friend!

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  16. Good news Amy. Remember to take time to get used to all the changes. x

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  17. PTL...wonderful news. So glad things have gone smoothly in the transition.

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  18. That is wonderful news Amy. I'm sure he will be very happy in his new home once he settles in. You take care of yourself now. xx Pam

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  19. I am very pleased for your family. It sounds like a lovely solution to your father-in-law's needs and your concerns. Thank you for letting us know.

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  20. Excellent news Amy...come over and see my son's wedding pics!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  21. So glad the transition went well. Hopefully this gives you a little peace of mind. Hugs xo Karen

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  22. Glad to hear the news and hope he settles and then "you" can breathe & start to relax. Huggles and take care.

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  23. I'm glad to hear the good news and trust that this transition settling period will go well for your FiL. It's a relief for you and your husband to have him out of hospital and into his new care home. Love and best wishes to you and your family.

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  24. Glad all went well. Although he's all that way away, I'm sure you'll feel better knowing he's being well cared for.

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  25. Great news, Amy, I'm so relieved for you x

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  26. Hi Amy,
    I'm just getting caught up from the last couple of weeks. And I just read your post titled Well...... The only thing I would add to that is to get a notebook and make brief notes of what you do and say to others. Even if the note is, "check e-mail sent to family dated 00/00/0000." This came in very handy when my MIL was in a nursing home. (which, in this case would fall on your brother in law? I think) Before she had her massive stroke, I informed the care group in her 'plan of care' meeting that I think she was having mini-strokes. It fell on deaf ears. Not that it did any good that I took notes at that time, but some of those notes came in handy later when I needed information for family, and couldn't remember. It all gets so overwhelming. And I had NO help, except for my husband when he wasn't working, or building our house. He has two sisters, who live out of town/state, and they didn't even come and help. I'm glad Man is in a facility where he can be cared for properly. Take care and do something for you.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Thank you so very much. So sorry you know exactly what I mean. xx

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  27. Good news, Amy. I hope your relative settles into his new home and that you will now be able to relax at little:)

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  28. Amy, that is good news. Whenever we are dealing with a loved one with dementia and failing health, our definition of "good news" is modified forever. So sorry you and your husband are having to go through this, but the decline of aging parents is something we all must go through eventually, if we and they are that fortunate. I know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Please take care of yourselves as well. Hugs.

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  29. So glad to hear that he is getting settled in without a fuss, I know that's a load off of your mind. A chance now for you and your husband to take a deep breath and relax a little.

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  30. Great news Amy, I hope that he will be very happy in his new home. :) xx

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  31. Such good news for you. Best wishes

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  32. Glad the move went smoothly, hope Man settles in quickly.

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  33. Good news, Amy. Give yourself some time to settle into this new stage of life, as well.

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  34. What good news! It must be such a relief for you. Now take some deep breaths, and RELAX! Blessings

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  35. So glad to hear this good news Amy. Such a difficult time and it is always hard to make these complicated arrangements for another. Well done on getting things sorted out and providing safety and security. Take care.
    Helen xox

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  36. So good to read such a positive update. I hope you both now have some peace of mind, knowing your dear relative is in a caring and safe environment.

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  37. I'm so happy to hear this good news Amy!

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  38. I, too, am so happy to learn this good news, Amy. Thanks for letting us know. xx

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  39. Great news Amy, you still have loads to do but for now you can take a deep breath.

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  40. I'm so glad that the Man is settled in. This should ease your mind. :)

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