I can say this much - Kevin will talk again! I am sitting here now (this post is going to span all day) with the speech pathologist and Kevin was able to say "Steelers" almost clearly. (Yes! Can you believe he can't say "MOM", but he can say "Steelers"? Where is the justice in that, I ask?!! lol)
He is also able to play tic tac toe and is able to write his name (albeit sloppily, but still...) He also knows what year it is, and he was able to choose his birthday, but he does still think he is 19 years old. That's ok because he had a birthday while he was still in his coma so I am assuming that is natural.
He also had Pizza Hut pizza today and did fantastic with it! He was so happy! He ate about 1 and 1/2 pieces.
It was a very hectic day, but it was just normal busy so it was ok. We both managed to take a little nap this afternoon though, which was really nice.
So I am going to just answer a few questions because there really isn't much to say today.
Holee - Sew Much Comfort has already altered some clothing for Kevin. We just can't wear anything for long yet because it bothers him. We already have some skin breakdown on his right elbow from his compression garments so we are holding off on any other articles of clothing at this point.
DeeZee - Kevin was given the alternate of wearing his PT clothes instead of his uniform as of yesterday (when I pitched my fit), but as mentioned above - we are still planning to hold off for a while.
Steve - I have intended to call you since yesterday, but time is just so hard to find right now. I do have your number and will try as soon as I have a chance.
Pam - shoot! Kevin isn't tired from trying to keep up with me - I'm tired from trying to keep up with him, lol!
Barbara - I just ordered "My Stroke of Insight" from Amazon. That looks like a fascinating read! I just can't even fathom being intelligent enough to realize you are having a stoke and remembering all of what you went through well enough to write a book about it eight years later. Unbelievable! (I guess this explains why I am not a brain scientist, huh? LOL)
Cory - I am sure Kev would love video of you guys skateboarding. Send it along!
Mel and Brian - thanks for sending the 'screamo' CDs. I know Kev will love them - but I sure won't!! LOL!
So here we are...day 130! Wow, huh? Who would have thought we would make it this far...and have made such GREAT strides!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago