We had planned to be in the car headed to Iowa today to get the folks back to their place in Belmond. But, plans changed. Yesterday (and through the night on Friday night) Ev had the flu. She was alarmed and ended up with an Emergency Room visit, but all is better today. The doctor thought that she was dehydrated so they gave her some fluids and then sent her home to rest. Today is a little better so now we plan to leave on Monday mid morning. We want to be sitting in Belmond in time for Dancing With the Stars.
Glenn will come down on Tuesday morning early and we will finish the unpacking and do a couple projects for the folks and then he and I will head North.
Hopefully it all goes fine after we leave. The folks have a lot to deal with now, from Warfarin management, to doctor's appointments, to getting their local MD on board with Dad's diagnoses and prescription management through the VA system. Nothing medical is very easy.
The biggest change is that Ev is the driver now, so that will take some time for them both to get used to.
We are lucky that there are O'Toole kids not too far away and some grand-kids very close by.
Good friends there in Belmond will also be needed to help the folks transition back into being in Iowa.
The apartments have a 'Care Car' that can be used for trips in Belmond, the folks will have to start taking advantage of that benefit too. Many changes to deal with. And who likes change anyway?