We made it. It has been a long, exhausting day. It is also great to be home. The hospital seems like a distant dream. Garren loves his room.
Yesterday the insurance company just had to have one last piece of paper, something showing that Garren really needed a hospital bed at home. Normally the bed is delivered the day before the patient goes home. Not us. Our bed was delivered and setup about 30 minutes before we got home! So funny...
We were met at home by to of the home health nurses. They helped us organize and get settled. They got to know us and Garren. It was all pretty overwhelming. We will be working on getting some shelves and cabinets installed over the next several days. We wanted to wait until we understood what we would need to store, and where, before we built anything. Now we are ready.
Garren spent most of the afternoon in bed. He was worn out from the drive. A few of his neighborhood buddies stopped by. He was so excited to see some familiar faces. But he gets tired fast so their visit had to be short.
I'm exhausted. It's so nice to know that when I get up tomorrow there will be no long drive to the hospital. We have some more organizing to do around the house, and I plan to go in to the office and get some work done as well.
Thank you all - so much - for your part in helping Garren's homecoming be as smooth as possible. The room is great. And it is finally being used.