April 13th, 2019


Sisterly Outing

After somehow waking up on the stroke of 4:40 AM (when my alarm normally goes off on weekdays) and then going back to sleep for a couple of hours, I had a fairly leisurely morning before setting off to meet up with my sister and one of her nurses at the long-term-care facility. There, they taught me how to administer her medications, gave me a set of them with instructions for when she was to take them, issued me a spare oxygen bottle, and let Kelli sign herself out of the facility for a day out.

We don't have a handicapped parking placard for Kelli, so I rolled her out to my minivan in the regular parking lot. While I was helping her out of her wheelchair into my van, she called out, "Look at that!"

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Having gawked at the wildlife, we got Kelli into the van, I got her wheelchair loaded, and we set off to do some shopping.

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After what Kelli said was the longest excursion out of the home in five years, she was happy, but very tired. And so was I. I was delighted to be able to help her get out of that place for a while, and we now know that when we finally get a chance schedule a proper ceremony for my mother, we'll be able to check my sister out for a full day out and I can help take care of her so that she can also attend.

Now I'm back at the hotel. I'm very glad I booked two nights so I didn't have to fret about trying to head home, as I'm pretty worn out myself. Tomorrow, however, I have no constraints on my time and can take my time getting home.
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