Well...thank you all for standing behind me. I actually woke up just as mad as when I went to bed last night. I came to the hospital earlier than normal today and took care of business. I first went to our head nurse and talked with her about what the nurse said to Kevin yesterday. I am leaving it in her capable hands as there's really not much I can do myself.
I then went to a different captain (it turns out yesterday's captain was actually a sgt major - I am so dumb about this stuff) about the uniform issue. She told me that it was not a mandatory thing for all of the patients in our ward (but it is on the other wards). She said that nobody ever said it was mandatory so a Staff Sgt was kind enough to reprint a copy of the letter that was included with all of the uniforms. That letter said that all patients MUST wear their uniforms from 0730-1600 hours. She was just as upset as I was and said she would take care of it. I am also going to leave this one in her capable hands.
To be honest though, it just doesn't matter to me what some high ranking official wants. If I feel Kevin is healthy enough for it, by all means I will stand aside. After all - he is Airborne and he is proud of it!! But while he's not healthy enough - I will stand between him and any potential problem or harm. And this could cause harm.
So now I have to move on (because I really don't have time to dwell on this kind of stuff) and tell you some GREAT news!
Kevin took his "swallow study test" today and passed with flying colors!! If you aren't familiar with this - it means that he can eat all day, every day now! There is no need for our speech pathologist to be there. So he got his first lunch tray today and I missed it! Breezy got to feed him and he had meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Breezy said he was so excited! I guess he wolfed it all down, lol.
Dinner wasn't so good. I have to tell you - I have no idea what that stuff was, but Kevin was brave enough to try it. Y'all woulda laughed. He put it in his mouth and immediately stuck his tongue out for me to scrape the food off. We were all laughing so hard, lol.
OK, I need to cut this short tonight. Breezy is going home tomorrow to PA for a week or so and I want to go say goodbye tonight. I know I am behind again on answering questions, but I will try to tomorrow night.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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