First of all, Tracy left today. I really don't understand why her family needs her so much when really...we could use her so much more, lol.
But left, she did. We still managed to have a great day though. We were kinda lazy until this afternoon when he had all his therapies. Today we worked on transferring him from the chair to a mat. The therapists think he will be able to do this on his own once we get the vertigo taken care of, enabling him to stay at my place. That (the vertigo) in itself seems to be getting marginally better, but I am thinking that's gonna take a while for it to fully go away.
And today Kevin figured out that he can actually push and 'walk' his chair around all by himself. He wanted some candy and I told him if he could get to it, he could have it. I was not helping. He was all the way across the room (about 12 feet) so he pushed the foot rest up and shuffled with his left leg, while using his left arm to help steer that chair right to the closet (by pushing off of other objects in the room). He also tried to pull himself out of the chair to get into the candy bowl and that's when I had to step in and stop him, otherwise he would have fallen. Man, was he proud of himself! And to be honest - I was quite proud of him myself.
Then tonight, they had a small Halloween party outside were we toasted marshmallows and had S'mores with hot chocolate. Kevin and Breezy got to wear goofy masks that we picked up at the dollar store and it was fun. I really love it that they do fun things for the patients like that here. Here is a pic:
And that about sums up our day. Tomorrow Kevin is having a scope taken down to his stomach to try to figure out why he keeps vomiting. The docs finally came in this afternoon to look at the issue. Keep us in your thoughts tomorrow. I really hope they can figure it out.
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