Respite

June 22/14. It has been about 3 weeks since my holiday and Alz stay in respite.  What a great thing!  I have to say that the break really improved both my attitude and our relationship.  At this point I don't think he really differentiates between me and a couple of other regular (paid) caretakers.  Actually one of them is probably with him as much as I am as she takes care of his the bulk of every work day.  But it is what it is.  When I picked him up from Respite he was really glad to see me, and happy to come home and see Lola/Willow (cat gets whatever names he gives her at the moment).  As we were packing his things I asked if his stay had been good, YES. Could he come there again?  YES - awesome, because he is going again in July!  I think the Respite has given me some room - and some time. I had in mind that he will be in care this fall, but if I can continue to have a break here and there - perhaps I can keep him at home longer.  He is enjoying each day, the sunny weather helps.  And to my delight yesterday - we got out our bikes yesterday and he jumped on and we went for a ride for about 1/2 hour. No issues.  That improves our summer!

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