BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 4
Adult daycare spot opens
Today I learned that a spot has opened for Barry to attend the adult daycare place we looked at this summer. The problem is we only can afford for him to go one day a week — which they are willing to accommodate. I’m still waiting to hear if he can get Medical Assistance to pay for such things. No one returns my calls at the county Medical Assistance office, so I wait and wait for what I hope will be good news. Until I hear from the county, I am going to send Barry to the daycare program once a week.
Now at least one day out of seven, he will be away from the TV, his waffles and jellybeans. It was strange filling out the forms for the daycare program. What are Barry’s hobbies? Well, golf and art — or at least those used to be his hobbies. Perhaps now I should write — watching TV? Is anyone not allowed to pick him up? What are his interests? It’s hard to say. Do I write in what he used to like to do — or how he is now?
I also have an application for Metro Mobility. If we can figure that out, life will be better for both of us!
When I told Barry he was accepted at the place we visited this summer, I expected him to say he wasn’t going to go. But he simply said, “OK.” And that was that.
One foot in front of the other –moving forward!