Grandpa Bob arrived back in New York 4 hours ago and is being checked into his new home at "Happy Acres." While it is not really called Happy Acres, it is a beautiful facility where he will be safe and well looked after. Uncle Bob and Aunt Cindy flew in 2 days ago to get him back to NY today.
Mommy has been crying all the time for over a month now because she knows she can no longer take care of G-Pa Bob. It was a heart-wrenching, gut agonizing decision on her part but knows that in the end, it is the right decision.
Unfortunately, a total of 6 falls (#6 was 3 days ago), and each time doing a face plant on the floor did not treat his brain well. He is now permanently in a wheelchair as the brain doesn't tell the feet what to do anymore. Of course, you can imagine what those falls also do to his memory, etc. Not good!
Mommy and Daddy just could not provide him with the 24/7 care that he now requires.
After living together for almost 8 years, Mommy said the pain she feels in her heart is sometimes unbearable and she feels like a horrible daughter at times. She knows she provided well for him over the years but this makes her feel guilty. Yes, right now she's having a pity party.
She has been working endlessly for a month to coordinate everything it takes to get him into a facility like the one he is now in. Thank goodness she is organized, because she can tell you, others are not. These are the many reasons we have not been around much at all.
Now, the new Happy Acres is only 4.5 miles from our NY house and Mommy will still continue to see him every day (just like she did here in FL in the rehab facility.) But.... she said it's just not the same as having him home with us.
Through all of this, G-Pa Bob remains happy & smiling. Guess it's a good thing he doesn't quite understand it all. Mommy said that would make things much worse for everyone.
|Daddy and G-Pa Bob|
Mommy said she needs a drink now, so we gotta run. We're gonna leave you with some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
We love you all!
Lily Belle & Muffin
|G-Pa Bob loves his ice cream|
|Zoo Day at Rehab|
|Blood transfusion day. See, he's still smiling!|