I am happy to tell you that the visit to the assessment centre on Monday and testing for Covid-19 with my mother went well. We received a call that we were both negative and I could almost hear the applause in the background, at my own sigh of relief.
If I say the test was enjoyable I’d definitely be lying, but must admit it wasn’t as bad as I imagined. Can’t say having someone stick a long swab all the way up your nose was the highlight of my day, but getting it done and mom not having a meltdown was a big accomplishment.
Although I feel tremendous sadness at the prospect of her moving to an assisted living facility, I know in my heart it is the right place. I am also finally beginning to feel a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, and for a change it doesn’t feel like an oncoming train.
I must admit I’ve been very fortunate with the home care PSW team that has been helping her when I couldn’t be there. A lovely bunch of ladies, who I will be forever thankful came into our lives.
June 30th is moving day. I’ll let you know how it goes but have to say I am cautiously optimistic.