Colin has had quite a tiring day all told. To begin with, transport was ordered by the hospital for 10 am - it turned up about 1215 just before Colin was able to have his lunch! So, by the time he was settled into his new room in Perrins I think he was past eating - the staff told me he didn't really eat very much. He's made up for this somewhat this evening however, even though the home is still trying to get his food the right consistency etc. I've been able to speak with many of the staff and all have asked about his eating and drinking preferences, how to thicken it and how he's used to being helped. That's all good - at least they've taken the trouble to find out. And, he has already been given the opportunity to sit in a special chair to see how well he could cope - not for very long as he was quite tired, but at least they're trying and apparently he coped really well. He will also be reviewed by the Physios tomorrow to see if they can help with his constricted right leg and to relieve his stiffness.
I've been frantically trying to obtain enough nightwear and to get it labelled with his name - I'm still at it, and hope he has sufficient whilst I'm on the case! I'm also on the look out for a portable radio/CD/cassette tape player - not sure anyone makes or sells them anymore.
So, all those who haven't visited Colin in hospital will hopefully feel more inclined to visit him in Perrins and of course the stalwart visitors are more than welcome to continue! I understand that visiting is at any reasonable time of day apart from meal times - which I think are 12 noon to about 1:30 and again in the evening from about 5:30 to 6:30. He could do with the company as I can't be there all day - that would have been the advantage of him being at home, but hey ho!