Stefani got her trach out, which is good news,
but now she no longer needs nursing care
and is going to lose her home placement –
and day program as well.
She’s pretty upset about it. And I’m upset too.
She’s been good with Toby,
who follows her like a puppy,
but she likes him and can tell him,
“Toby, I need my space now,”
unlike Fay who gets upset and needs
someone to step in between them.
When Stefani came here
they warned us she’s bossy and violent.
But from what I’ve seen
she’s been nothing but a lady.
In newsletter group she admitted once,
“Yes, I’ve hit people before.”
Part of me expected her to claim
“but they deserved it,”
but she just put her head down
adding, “I know I’m not supposed to.”
We had a long conversation about her in Mandt training,
Melanie explaining we’re paid professionals
and not friends.
But if the only people you have in your life
are paid professionals
then you never have a friend.
I’ll give Melanie credit,
she did say, “they can be friends
with each other.”
I wonder who Toby will follow around
when Stefani goes.