Brett rang this morning to say Mum is looking and sounding quite a bit better. She is starting to respond to conversation and is making a little more sense when talking. She’s still not eating, but is not fighting against drinking quite so much. Brett also sounds quite a bit better.
We have been offered another two house-sits. Once over the Christmas week period in Bunbury, and another for three months in Mundaring from May to the end of July 2010. That will mark the end of our time here in SW WA, as the two Navy reunions are in July, and we’ll head off at the end of July.
Yet another lovely, sunny day. Rick put up the sun-shade today, so that he can sit outside, but still stay out of the sun.
His mood has been a lot better the last couple of days. The change of location, even though we didn’t travel far, has released a bit of the stress and anxiety. The noise and number of people around in the more settled area of Fremantle has knocked him around a bit, as has the ongoing saga of the DVA / VRB appeal and Section 31. Every time we have to go through the process of documenting the details and his history of depression, he gets upset and his mood is affected for days.
Had to arrange DVA transport today to take us over to West Perth on the 14th for the psychiatrist visit. We don’t know the area, and the frustration of heavy traffic in Perth wouldn't help his mental state. We looked at going by public transport, but it is a 5 leg, 2.5 hour trip on bus and train. By the time we got to West Perth, Rick would be a basket case.