Yes you read correctly - We are being discharged tomorrow!! I can't quite believe it, in fact I'm in disbelief. I had been almost afraid to hope this would happen and had really prepared myself for Christmas dinner in Temple St.. Rory has made miraculous progress since last weekend and we are now ready to fly solo. We will continue to attend the hospital 2 days a week in the short term, to make sure his bloods and medication stay on track. It will only take the tiniest glitch to have us readmitted, but that's not something we haven't already lived with for the last 4 yrs. Rory won't be able to mix in large groups for a while, so school and public transport are out 'till well into the New Yr. Apart from that, he's now officially home use friendly and ready for some Christmas cheer!!
It will be an emotional day for us all - I wouldn't be surprised if the ward staff are offered counselling, for Post Rory Discharge Stress Disorder (PRDSD). I'm told symptoms can include watery eyes, wringing of hands, lumpy throats and, in severe cases, uncontrolled weeping!
Take a bow, all of you, and take credit for the part you've all played in this miracle. Your prayers, of every denomination, your good wishes, practical help and general out pouring of support have contributed hugely to this amazing day. It has been wonderful having your company on this roller coaster ride, your solidarity has kept us sane. Thank you all sincerely. We have some way to go yet on this journey, but each step is considerably eased by the knowledge that there is a large community out there wishing us well.
Here's hoping this is the start of a new adventure called normal life ....