This morning was the big move! My mom was leaving Loyola and heading to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. My mom said goodbye to all of her amazing 5T nurses and friends she made there as well as her wonderful transplant team.
My mom traveled via ambulance to Peoria. She said that it was a really peaceful ride and she was able to sleep the entire way.
The rest of the day was spent checking in, getting to know her new doctors and becoming friends with her new nurses. Once she was settled her nurse washed her hair and styled it and then she got her nails and toes done. She said she felt like a new woman!
I cannot say enough good things about this hospice home. It is beautiful and very accommodating. Her room is gorgeous and huge! She has her own private bathroom that family is also allowed to use, a pullout couch that also reclines, two arm chairs, a recliner and my mom's bed. There is also a mini fridge and a full counter to accommodate all of our stuff. It's a beautiful place and the people that work here are angels. It must be one of the hardest jobs working at a hospice home but they have been an anchor and a tremendous support system during this very difficult time.