Another wonderful day!!!
I was told by the docs today that Kevin has 'turned a corner' so to speak. His blood infection is gone. His respiratory infection is barely there - they say he has bacteria in his lungs but so does everyone else in the world. (but we still do have to watch for pneumonia as he can't sit up) and the cerebral fluid is looking great. There is some infection somewhere, but nothing major at this point. His kidneys are just a tad bit better than they were yesterday too. (which reminds me - I have heard rumors about a kidney transplant? I have no idea where that came from, but there has never been any talk of such a thing.)
So Kev's left arm was thrashing around again all day. And for the first time, his left leg was being moved quite a bit as well. Kudos to him because it's in a metal splint and has to be really heavy. Still not really any movement from his right side. Nobody has mentioned paralysis - and he does move his arm on very rare occasions, so I am thinking it is just going to require a lot of rehab.
Also, ALL of Kev's staples were removed today. His abdomen area looks fantastic and his ear is staying in place. I can't see his head because it's all wrapped up yet, but I'm sure it will look great too.
I also want to share that I got a call from one of Kev's best friends who has went through Basic, AIT, Jump School, Germany and Afghanistan with him. Nate was there when the 'incident' happened and we had a long talk about it today. It was hard - for both of us - but I feel that he has become my own and I can't wait to meet him.
Well, another celebratory night! Should we shoot for 4 in a row?
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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