First of all, thank you all for your comments about Bebe.
We've had more stuff to sort out around her this week. Fortunately, from down here this time - but still time consuming.
We are still unsure what the future holds for her & whether she will eventually move down here...
Working in social care for many years has left us both with little faith in any residential home. We have both witnessed abuse & neglect & feel it is such a difficult decision to make, we also promised Bebe that we would never put her into a home... On the other hand, she's not keen on moving all the way to Cornwall, so for now - we just hope that she can continue for as long as possible in her own home.
We know all there is about vascular dementia, having cared for nan & doing huge amounts of research, but working with a variety of folks - lots with quite challenging behaviour stands us in good stead.
We know what hard, full time work it is & that it will have a big impact on our lives. We remember how a lack of exercise caused nan to be very disoriented, the paranoia, the outbursts, the fear... But she still knew us & after some time would feel comforted that she was with her family. We also had great times, with lots of fun & laughter. In her clearer moments, she would bestow us with such wisdom - it would fill us with hope! Bebe too, has her moments. We could improve her life, get her out & about, get the oxygen flowing. Nourish her with decent food & give her the attention she desperately needs.
Caring for others is what we do & have done for many years, it's second nature. Bebe would no doubt drive us crazy, but it would be great for her to have the family around her at the end of her life, for her to see the kidlets more often & a relief for us to know that she's here & safe.
We shall continue to think lots more about it & see how things go...
We must apologise for not replying to comments or visiting other blogs at the moment, but we've had such a hectic time & on top of everything else, poor Sime has had 2 teeth out (after suffering for some time). It's been quite a traumatic week for him, as it's brought back childhood memories of suffering in the dentist's chair & the extractions have been difficult. He's now battling with continued background pain from the sockets becoming infected, but is trying to remain positive - though needs lots of convincing that he's going to be ok!
We have 2 lovely guests staying with us, which has made it all the more bearable & we are getting lots of enquiries & bookings - which is great!
Flea helping to clean the sitting room for the guests arrival...
Earlier in the week, we enjoyed an afternoon at Watergate Bay, which is near to the dreaded dental surgery & Sime enjoyed a brief time numbed by anaesthetic...
Though it was bitterly cold again!
Sunday is our unplugged day, which we are really enjoying each week!
Monday, hopefully will be a fairly quiet day - so we should at last have some time to visit our favourite blogs, which we've missed very much...
Have a happy & slow Sunday!
Kay & Sime