Not too much happened today. Things are always a little calmer on the weekend - ok, a lot calmer. We did go to the little store here at the hospital today and Kevin went through a pile of movies and picked two out - Hot Fuzz and Spiderman. His first purchases (grin). I know he already owned Hot Fuzz, but I don't think he had Spidey. I was trying to keep him away from the violent movies, but it wasn't going to happen, lol. I won't allow war movies though and so far he always passes them by. I don't know how much he remembers, but I don't want to trigger anything yet. It would be better if he could talk first, kwim?
I will say that we were watching a movie last week and a preview was on for Ironman. It had a combat scene and Kevin did seem to get upset. His eyes always go straight up to the ceiling when he wants to close them. That's what he did. We hurried and put the movie on and I kept watching for further emotions, but didn't see any. I know that doesn't mean he wasn't thinking about it, but I couldn't tell.
We have also been working on new words, but Kevin gets disgusted because "hi" almost always comes out. Someone thought Kevin was saying "no", but that's not true. We are very close to "Thank you" - it comes out more like "think ah" though. He is so close, but we have to have it right, otherwise it's just making sounds. At this point, we just keep trying to get him to sing. The more he sings, the more letter sounds he is making. Once we know what he is able to do, we will know what words we can work on.
I also want to take a moment and thank everyone for throwing out food ideas. Some of that I just hadn't thought of. I am going to try to do scrambled eggs next week and I was thinking about stuffing with gravy...and mashed potatoes and garlic green beans, lol. I think I am stuffing a chicken tomorrow so I was thinking leftovers for him on Monday. I think these would also work as long as I keep the bites small. But I digress, thanks again for all of the ideas. I wrote everything down and will keep at it because we will be eating like this for a little while yet.
I have quite a few questions in my inbox, so I am going to hit just a few tonight. Breezy and I haven't had dinner yet and we want to head out for something. I am just sitting here waiting for Kev to go to sleep first.
Brenda, where did you find these items for your mom? I can just go buy them. They are all really cool things!
Suzanne, you mentioning Guitar Hero made me smile. Kevin loved that game and I just had his xbox and his guitar brought down. He can't use it yet because you need two hands - but eventually, right?
Jan - 'go for it' on adding the cards to the boxes you send overseas. That is such a nice thing to do. We were also told we would probably be here at least 6 months. Once that time passes, we will go back to TX for the plate to be put in his head. I don't know what after that.
Jocelyn - download Spybot at Download.com. It's a software title that might be able to help you with applications running on your system that you are unaware of.
Ok - there are more to answer, but I will get to them tomorrow night. He is sleeping and I want to head out before the restaurants all close. It's nearly 10pm here already.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago