We had a great day today. Finally! We got up and moving, but we were lazy and didn't go down to my house until about 4:30 or so. We stayed outside and played WAR (the card game) for quite some time. After that, we ordered dinner in and Kevin's appetite came back with full vengeance. He ate two orders of Shrimp Scampi, some steak, some chicken and bread and all the other sides we got. It was so nice to see.
After that, we just watched some tv and Skyped with my sister, Kim.
Because it was just a lazy day, I don't have much to say so I am going to just answer some questions from the comments:
First, Em - that's a great website. The only problem is that Kevin was part of OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He wasn't in Iraq. And for some reason, they don't have any OEF merchandise yet. I plan to email them and ask if they will eventually have OEF items in stock though. The merchandise is really great. Thanks for the link!
Brenda (and everyone else) - I do have to figure out how not to be mad when people are staring. I like the sign idea, but don't think Kevin will go for it. I just have to think of a nice 'passive agressive' remark, lol. Hopefully it will just come to me next time we are out (which is Friday - we are going to the movies if all goes well). I am typically not a nasty person so I am sure with time none of this will matter to me. I just hate the possibility of Kev feeling hurt that people are staring at him. After a while though - I'm sure neither one of us will care anymore.
Marianne Q - we would love some baked goods. Jodi sent us so many homemade cookies and brownies that we all gained major weight, lol. Not to mention all the Halloween candy everyone sent, hehe. Seriously though - I don't have the time to bake anymore so Kev will love it. And thanks for sharing "your Kevin's" sensitivities to the red dye. It felt good to know that I am not just grasping at straws insanely.
Brenda (again, lol) - you mentioned the gastroenterologist prescribing an antibiotic for your mom. Kev's gastroenterologist has done the same. His stomach doesn't always empty very quickly either (how could it though with all the food he eats, lol) and I thought they were nuts prescribing that, but they say it helps move along the digestive system. Go figure, eh?
That sums up everything for today. Gotta get to bed...
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