Bea came home late Tuesday for hospice care. It is much nicer than the hospital. Less dark and more colorful. She seems quite happy to be home but I imagine she may be a little confused. Hospice care means that the hospital came home with her, at least a little bit.
She is in a hospital bed. She still has a feeding tube in her nose. She is still not allowed to eat. She still can't sit up on her own. Whenever she has returned home in the past she was always significantly better. This is not the case this time but even if she's confused it's better than being unhappy in the hospital.
The hospice are is being taken care of by Harbor Grace and has been pretty smooth so far. We met her regular nurse yesterday and she's very well informed and sweet. So, so far, so good. Chris and I are taking turns staying with her, which means a split night shift. Chris is a night owl and I'm a morning bird so it works out OK for us. And, my in-laws are here so that gives us some respite during the day.
I expect that many of you, especially if you are local, would like to visit. We are requesting that visits come by invitation or request. We also need the visits to be scheduled. So, no drop-ins, please. It's not that we don't appreciate everyone's love for Bea. Bea is just sooooooo lovable. And Bea likes visits but we want to protect her from infection and fatigue. And, we have a deep need for private time with her now, too. I am sure you all understand.