Amazingly, it all went well today. I took our Labrador with me when I went to collect MH from hospital. He had been talking about her and wanting to see her for days. Happily reunited, he finally got into the car and we set off with me telling him we were taking a little detour to look at an aviary. (He used to breed budgies and loves birds in general). The rest home has an aviary almost outside his bedroom window. I chose that room especially because of that. There is also a bathroom right next door. He kept saying what a nice garden it was outside his room. It took almost 2 hours of form filling during which time MH wandered away to the lounge, sat down and promptly fell asleep! I left him sleeping to return home. The drive is an hour and a half, and I will probably only be able to go once a week, but I am more than happy with the home and I feel good in my bones about it all. He has been prescribed 25 mcg of risperidone and it has made an enormous difference to his state of mind.