Wow! What an interesting day! Kevin's roommate moved to another room the other day and we got a new person in today. Let me tell you - I am very sympathetic to the patients here - but not enough to let this one stay in my son's room! I can say, both Kevin and I were very nervous all night tonight.
This man is probably in his late sixties or so and he definitely is very confused. He kept coming over to Kevin's side of the room and rooting through his stuff and one time he walked up to Kevin and started lecturing him about using only one spray of deodorant, not two, because this is his house and he makes the rules. He was very forceful about it and I could already see that this wasn't going to work out. Poor Kev's eyes were bugging out of his face! So next I was doing something and the guy said to me "hey baby, turn around here and I'll show you a big surprise". Well I could tell by the tone of his voice what his surprise meant so I just ignored him and next thing I know, his pajama bottoms hit me in the back. Meanwhile he is making lewd comments to me. Needless to say I called someone in to sit with Kevin and marched myself right out and demanded him out of my son's room tonight! Of course it didn't happen as it was too late at night, but they drugged the guy to make him sleep and told me he would be moved first thing in the morning. Let me tell you - he better be gone before I get there or heads will freakin' roll! That's just crazy, I tell ya! Kevin was really nervous and he kept fighting going to sleep. I think he was scared to. I had the one to one (the person that sits with him while we aren't there) come in and assure him that she would keep the guy away from us. That seemed to calm Kevin down enough for him to go to sleep. Unbelievable, huh?
Other than that, we had a great day! It first started with Kevin eating a whole helping of mashed potatoes with gravy and then for dessert I had bought him some strawberry cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. He ate about 3/4 of that too! Me and Breezy were calling him piggy and making snorting noises and I had to laugh cause I was eating what was left of his cheesecake once he was done and he turned to me and snorted! The little shit! I so love seeing that sparkle of laughter in his eyes again!
After lunch, we put him on the tilt table to make him stand up. The physical therapist had no intention of allowing him to fully stand, but he was so angry that she wouldn't do it that she gave in (he was really flipping out, lol) and he literally stood up the whole way. He was so determined and I have to say, he did it! And he even tried to step off, but he was strapped to the table. But sadly, within minutes he turned white as a ghost and broke out into a sweat and was close to vomiting. It was just so hard for him to do and although I am proud of him for doing it, it was too soon. But, as mentioned before, he is just like his momma, lol. Impatient as hell!
After he took a nap, we then put him in the chair and we went outside again. There is an 8 lane street that runs adjacent to the hospital and across the street is the University of South Florida. Well, they have a walkway that goes from the hospital, over the street and to the college and we escaped hospital grounds for the first time in 4 months (not counting our flight to Tampa). We went over to the college and poked around a bit (it's a college with a cancer center attached so it must be some sort of medical school). We actually sat in his chair over the street and watched all the traffic for quite a while. I think in a couple of days I am going to bring him down to my house for a while. I guess he can do that here. We can actually even walk him over to Wal-Mart, but I'm not ready for that. It's just a little too far for comfort and it's also not the safest of neighborhoods.
So all in all, it really was a good day. If we can just get rid of the perv, things should get back to normal.
I also know that I still have questions in my inbox that need answered, but I am going to wait until tomorrow night. It's 2:30am and I need to get back up in a few hours to go back over to the hospital.
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