Today was mostly a good day. Kevin is becoming more aware of everything - it's almost like he is waking up. Today we were joking about his muscles and I said something about how most people lose theirs when they've been in the hospital so long and that he's lucky that after 8 months his are still quite soldier like. He was flabbergasted. His head whipped around and his eyes bugged out. When I reconfirmed that he had been in for almost 8 months, he tried to remember it, must not have been able to and started crying. He then started trying to find out as much as he could. I told him all about being in ICU Burns for 3 months and what he was like when we got here and then he asked who all came to visit and he even kept pointing at me and it took me a while to realize that he wanted to know how long I had been here and about my job and my apartment. It was a little bit scary for a few minutes, but then he became okay with everything.
He also is really trying to talk. Matter of fact, I handed him his wallet tonight and he responded "oh, thanks" without having to think about it. We are finding some of his words are becoming automatic and that can only mean good things.
All in all it really was a good day. He did 'shut down' for a little bit though. I think because he hasn't been sleeping very well lately. He only got about 4 hours of sleep last night and I think he was just tired today. We will see what tomorrow brings.
I guess I forgot to mention that Breezy is home now. She came back on Sunday (in the midst of all the turmoil). It sure is nice to have her back! And I am quite sure she was happy to leave the foot of snow that they got the day before, lol. She actually went in to be with Kev all day while I got down to business on the house and the mortgage and did all kinds of paperwork and also cooked a nice dinner for all of us. She brought Kevin down to the house this evening and we all ate and then he and I went back to the hospital. Breeze and I are going to try to take turns doing this so that we are getting a break. It should be easier now that he is more aware.
And before I go, I do just want to let everyone know that I am fine with what everybody did to help us out over the weekend. I do appreciate all of the advice and have filed the bulk of it to be used in the future. And I honestly do know that y'all just care about us and it's a nice feeling to have everyone jump right in to help. It's almost like having an extended family.
I also want to point out that if anyone asked any questions - please ask them again. I have so much email that is uncontrollable and I don't have time to sift through the advice for the questions. Please, please just ask again.
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