Today was the best moving day we’ve had so far. I actually drove Eric myself in our car and for the ten minutes it took us to get there I felt ridicules “normal”. I just wanted to shout to everyone “Hey everyone, look at us…we look like a normal couple! I’m driving my husband.” Really stupid, I know. Eric said he didn’t recognized the car but he knew his way around once he was seated in the passenger seat so I think he did. There’s always so much paper work to fill out when we move in, new people to meet, and the important part; decoration of the room with all our pictures so that always take a while. Eric stayed in bed while I was running around, and he learned how to master both the remote control for the TV and the bed which made him happy. I really expected him to be tired after the move but it was the opposite. Eric had to check out the new place so off we went, around and around the place. We toured with a walker, without a walker, in the wheelchair, without the walker but with a nurse on each side – Eric was all over the place. After a while he looked at me and said he now wanted to go home. Oh boy, here we go, I thought. I explained that this would be his new home for a while. I asked if he liked it and he said yes. But then later he was ready to go home again, so I repeated myself again.
Since he can’t be restrained a nurse is going to sit with him all night to make sure he doesn’t get up and hurt himself. I didn’t tell him that she was there because he’s a trouble maker, I sold her in to Eric as she was his private nurse and that he could ask her for help any time. Man, he really like the idea of being treated as royalty.
I was sad to leave the other place, and so was Eric. The staff has been wonderful and you all took good care of Eric. As I’ve said to everyone we have met so far on our path since the day it started, we are going to come back to you one day. Eric will be walking by my side, talking, laughing, and shaking your hand as a thank you.