Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 181 - Nov 28, 2008

Not too much happened today either. We did manage to take Kevin off of the high blood pressure medication and although it was slightly elevated this morning - it's been fine for a couple of days now. That is such a relief! I hated to see him (or anyone his age) on that stuff!

Kev's buddy Ortiz came to visit again today too (from the dinner a couple of months ago). Kev's face just lights up when he sees someone he knows. We all had a really nice visit for about a half hour or so. He is here for about 2 weeks so we expect to see him more often.

So I did do a very small amount of Christmas shopping this afternoon. We don't have anywhere to put anything and with money being tight and us needing to buy a house, I am just not buying hardly anything. However, my friend Jeannie suggested I buy Kev a skateboard that he can roll back and forth with his right leg. I thought that was a super idea and purchased one today. This will hopefully spark a memory and also help with a little bit of physical therapy on that leg. I sure hope he likes it! Boards are such a personal thing...

And of course I can't mention anything I bought for Breezy as she reads the blog so...

That is going to sum up my post for the evening. I just put some meatballs in the oven so that I can make spaghetti tomorrow for dinner and I need to go back and check on them.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leslie I was watching Exteme Makeover Home addition last night and there was something on it called Homes for our troops. They are an org. that builds homes for wounded soldiers at no cost to them. there web address is homesforourtroops.org I'm not sure how it works but I hope they can help. I pray for you all daily. And I know that The Good Lord gives us all what we need on a daily basis and somehow I can see He gives you a double dose. Stay strong and when you can get on your knees Prayer Works. With Love Becky. (Waynes Mom)

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking of that very thing.....the extreme makeover. I've been wondering and praying how we could make that happen for your family. On the website that I checked out, you have to send in an application or some close family member or friend does. Please check it out and hopefully it can be done. I haven't looked up homesforourtroops. org yet, but that sounds very positive. Leslie, let us know how all the readers can be of help. We all want to see you in a home that works for you all. If anyone has any other info on this, that'd be a boost here.
I read your blog everyday and pray....
Anita
a 173rd mom

Jessica said...

The skate board sounds like a great idea! Maybe it will motivate Kevin through his PT.

I was telling my sister, Gillian, who's a teacher, about Kevin. She asked me if it might be possible for her junior high students to make Christmas cards to send to wounded soldiers at his hospital. She had actually been looking for a place to send Christmas cards to soldiers. I told her I didn't know what the protocol was and if you'd be up to handling something like that?

Praying for you all!