Today was a relatively quiet day. Not much happened throughout the day at all, but I was so incredibly happy this evening.
First I will say that they had to do some work on Kev's central lines and tubes and everything and he had a rough morning. Due to this, he again became combative. Although he rarely moves his right arm at all, his left is now tied to the bed. He keeps swinging it around trying to pull his tubes out and stuff and they can't risk it. Personally, this really makes me (and his burn doc) happy. This is truly a showing of Kevin's 'fighter' personality. I still understand that Kev may never wake up - but it's getting harder for me to believe that. I sure hope I am not disappointed.
One thing I did learn tonight is that when either Breezy or I talk to Kev his heart rate goes up. I am sincerely hoping this means he can hear us. Mathew came home from school and was telling Moe about a bunch of kids painting t-shirts that have messages for Kevin. You all will love the fact that when I told Kev that story - his heart rate went from the early eighties up to 93. He always did like attention, lol.
So on to my good news - we left today at 4:30 b/c they had just sedated Kev. His burn doc told me that there is absolutely no possibility that Kev even knows we are there for a couple of hours at least after sedation. So when I went back in at 8pm - I am not shitting you guys - at least 25-30% of Kev's face/head seemed to have healed from the burns. There is a patch under his left eye that looks like it had never been burned. A good portion of his cheeks looked fantastic and there were some spots on his head and forehead that looked healthy too. I just couldn't get over it! And his lips are really looking great too. A couple more days and I bet his lips will be back to near normal - maybe even truly normal.
I just can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. I sure hope it's good. I know I have to be prepared in case it's not - but today has been such an 'upper' that I can't help but feel optimistic.
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