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Ok so panic is starting to set in a bit about our current situation. Of course not knowing details is making it worse.
So I'm going to push Dh into getting dsd on Saturday. She doesn't need to be with friends nor end up being the caretaker of her mom. I just know that dh will be afraid it will be a battle. But it's the right thing to do for dsd.
But then I started to read about stroke recovery. Now I'm starting to think this may extend past the summer. And while for years I've thought it would be best for dsd to live with us, I just never expected it to happen. I certainly didn't expect it to happen this way.
So I'm ok with dsd coming to live with us but will she be? She loves us but for the last 6 years she's been living in a town of 500 people. We live in the suburbs of Chicago. There are 600 kids in dd & ds's elementary school. She'll go from a school that is pre-k through 12 to a junior high that is 10 times the size. She'll have to make new friends, go to dd's dance studio (which is way better than what's she's getting but....). We'll have to get her registered for school and everything.
Our house is very, very small & we're used to it but she isn't. We'd have to move her & dd into the master bedroom and dh & I into dd's room. Her room isn't big enough for the 2 of them & all their stuff.
Ok talk me down of the ledge please!!!!!!! Everything is going to be ok right?????
Take deep breaths. If it has to be done it can be. It's a huge adjustment, but in the end it will work out.
Totally agree. When W&C first came to stay they moved into Daniel's room. While this was fine for weekend visits, it wasn't ideal for them to live permanently. We gave up our basement family room (split foyer) and made it our bedroom so Clayton & Daniel could share the master bedroom.
It's not ideal, but it works. And whatever it takes for you all, you'll get through it.
What an overwhelming situation. I don't have any good advice, but I think Liz and Rachel have it right. I'm really sorry that you and your family are dealing with something of a crisis right now. Everything will be okay!
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