Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Homing pigeon

Well, the time has come! As of tomorrow morning, we are officially homeward bound!

The last week has been a bit scattered and very stressful but we have found our way through. Mom is scheduled for discharge in the morning. As you can all imagine, this is a source of great anxiety for Mom as the fear of going home battles the equally disconcerting fear of not going home. Still, she has pushed through like the amazing trooper she is.

Going home will bring its own host of challenges as we readjust to things that once were effortless. There will certainly be hard moments and hidden issues to unearth but it will also be a wonderful time of discovery of all the things that haven't been lost.

Before leaving town Brian fixed a number of potential problem areas and there is a lot of gear being shipped to the house in the next day or so. Tonight I will work on moving me back in and emptying the car so that Mom can be moved in the morning. We will then have three days to sort out daily living before a slew of doctor's visits and intensive outpatient day therapy ensue.

We are hopeful that, after the first couple weeks, we will have a little time to come up for air and say hello again to some of you personally. Please bear with us in the interim as it takes very little to overload Mom. I also have a number of pictures to upload of the last day or so but will probably not get to that till Friday as I have much to do yet tonight.

As always you are never far from our thoughts, and Mom and I enjoy reading your comments together. Though this post is brief, it contains immeasurable gratitude and love for all the help and support you have provided me as well as my family. From one little chickie to the rest of the flock, I remain as ever-

jackie chris


Blogger Maureen said...

Dear Pam and all of team Schneller,
I am so happy to hear that you are going home! You have astounded everyone with the amazing progress you have made and I'm sure it will continue once you get back to the comforts of your own familiar surroundings. As Dorothy says, there's no place like home!
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

10:45 PM  
Blogger steinie said...

Wonderful news! Best of luck on this new adventure. I imagine Glenn will be thrilled to have you back, Pam. Miss Jacqui, there is a package being delivered to you at your Grandma's address tomorrow. Take care.

6:41 AM  
Blogger mickeyo said...

going home at last! i hope and pray that the move will go smoothly and all will be well. just think Pam, your own bed at last. my thoughts and prayers are with you and Jacqui as the day progresses.
all my love to you both.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Dave & Nancy Estes Park said...

Yeah! Yippeeee! You will feel so much better at home Pam. Relax these next few days. Kiss Jacqui for us and give Glenn a pet for us.
Hope the transition home will be smooth.
Hugs to all
Dave and Nancy

4:04 PM  

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