The focus today was Hospice.
The physician came in today and suggested that once Vic is well enough to be discharged we should have her admitted to a Step-Down facility. A Step-Down facility is an in-between Hospital and Home facility…How wonderful would that be!
Well, the meeting with Prof Froehlich went quite well, if she keeps to her commitment! She will engage in a discussion with the Pain Clinic’s Social Worker and Home Nursing Representative who deals with Hospice. I also got a letter from the Physician and Orthopod treating Vic at the Union. I will submit these letters to Hospice and if they refuse to treat Vic I will take them to the Constitutional Court. So help me God I will not give up!
Jon-Daniel posted on his BBM status that “No child should ever hear their mother cry from pain”. No child should have to. I know that Sunday evening’s fall (Hero to Zero) will haunt the boys and me forever!
Vic is just a bundle of pain today. Danie sat with her whilst I was at the Pain Clinic. We insisted that the boys go to Gold Reef City as planned. Jared needs to get his mind off his operation and Jon-Daniel needs to be with his big brother. They were traumatized by Vic’s fall. I hope they have a wonderful day!!
Tonight we planned on taking them to dinner as it would the last good meal that Jared will have in many months! Maybe I can find someone to sit with Vic. Jared’s surgery is major. It is to repair an underdeveloped reflux valve, hiatus hernia and creating a junction to tummy due to scar tissue formed from burning. I have a lot of confidence in the specialist surgeon. My biggest concern is how I am going to keep Vic in bed…Fortunately they will both be in the same hospital!
I am so tired. I have slept in a chair at the hospital and have no intention of leaving until Vic can cope without me. Hospitals are noisy and Vic is in so much pain when she moves!!