Thankyou all for your congrats and virtual highfives :-)
I feel as if there is a big army of supportive lurkers behind me.
Okaasan seems fine.
last night at dinner she was calm and chatty and happy. She'd been out for lunch with Dear Son, she'd been out for a walk alone. At dinner she chatted on and on happily about how-my-cooking-school-was-near-the film star-Ishihara's -house-and-even-my-husband-came-to-look...telling us many, many times that old familiar story.
Seemingly no stress after the day service home visit and 74 question interview.
Maybe because it was at home? A young woman? Talk about exercising in winter?
She was calm.
I thanked Dear Son for his efforts by buying him two bottles of Belgian beer.
Now we are IN the care system. People who know things know about us and our situation. They will help. I hope.
We await the next stage.