Yesterday was a really rough day. Kevin actually had some sort of meltdown in the morning. Breezy had went in and said he was just in a foul mood since the time he had woken up. Nobody knows why, but he just kinda snapped and started screaming and crying. It was so bad that everyone came running. They had to take Breezy from the room and dope Kevin up to calm him down. I am not sure if it's part of the depression or if it's just one of those TBI (traumatic brain injury) things. Regardless, it freaked everyone out and Kevin is now on anti-depressants and seeing both a psychologist and a psychiatrist.
I can say that one of the things that Kevin is having trouble dealing with is the amount of pills he has to take every single day. We talked to the doc again this morning about it and we have eliminated 9 pills from his daily regimen. Every time I hand him the cup full of pills he got so upset - today he looked relieved to see less in there each time he was scheduled for pills.
One that I don't think is going to work though is the pain medication. We put him on a new kind that is a patch and I don't think it's working as well. We have had to give him additional pills every 4 hours all day. We were getting away from that the last couple of weeks or so. That's just something we have to discuss tomorrow, I guess.
And now I am going to end this post with some truly great news! Kevin began moving his right arm today!! He 'told' me that he has been doing it on the sly for days (or at least feeling it move) and during our happier moments of the day, he was really excited about it! I am going to take this as a good sign!!
Now I need to run to Wal-Mart to buy food for Thanksgiving. About 9 of us are getting together here for dinner and I am cooking. This is going to be my first thanksgiving away from my family so I hope I can handle it. We are all so close and it's hard to not be there. And I miss my dad. I have seen every other member of my family during the last 6 months, but not him. I sure wish we had a home already and could have everyone down for Christmas...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago