Dad Will Be Coming Out Of The ARC On Monday
Dad was admitted into the ARC (a rehabilitation centre) after his leg amputation way back on the 5th March 2015. Since then he reckons the physiotherapists have seen him 3 times. Considering that's what he's supposed to be in there for is quite unbelievable really..but anyway, he's a lot better now than when he went in, especially when it comes to eating.
On Friday morning his new wheelchair (finally) arrived. This is why his time has over-run by a couple of weeks as he couldn't be discharged until this chair came. The reason why he's been discharged on Monday is due to the fact it will take him over the weekend to get used to this new chair. Mum said it looks like a newer version of the one he had from the hospital and it SHOULD be a tad narrower so he can get around the house better..hopefully.
Mum told me to hang fire until the day after the Election to come and see them as next week is a big week so far as Dad, physiotherapists, travelling to Preston and getting used to being back home. She said (in a nice way) that I'd be in the way somewhat so I shall stay here in Carlisle so I can vote on 7th May, then the following day (which will be a Friday) I shall go and visit then.
I only hope Dad will like his new bed. Mum said she felt like getting in it herself the other night, it looks so good all made up with the new bedding and pillows.
I am made up Dad is coming home..it's about time!
At the back of the house there's a little wooden box screwed into the wall that houses the back door key. The keypad entry enables Mum (or others armed with the 4-figure code) to get into the house. In future this will be brilliant as Mum won't necessarily have to be in the house whenever a District Nurse comes round to see to Dad. No-one has to see him yet but will do once his cancer gets worse. We are praying his 'good leg' doesn't get any worse pain-wise as well and he is currently taking painkillers for that.
No doubt he is looking forward to using Teletext on his telly for his horse-racing results!