Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 230 - Jan 16, 2009

We had another good day today. We went for our first ride in the mini van and had our first experience out in the real world since the surgery. We went to the video store and spent a good hour just looking at all of the movies (where we pretty much decided that Kevin has seen EVERYTHING!) and then we went and picked up chinese for dinner. I was so happy that there was no stress at all and we really had a good time.

There really isn't a whole lot to write tonight so I am just going to throw some pictures up and call it a day.

Oh, but I did forget to tell everyone that my dear son tried to get out of bed today on his own. I had intended to eliminate the sitters pretty soon, but I guess that's not happening, lol.

Anyway, here are a few pics:

The first is of the top of Kevin's head.

This one is a head on of Kevin. Normally, the side of his head would be extremely sunken in, but notice the bulge of fluid buildup.

This one is of Kevin with my niece, Chrissy:

And here's one of my baby gettin' some lovin from him mom and his sister, lol. And just so you know - he made us do this for the camera. He is just such a ham...


Alison said...

Kevin looks GREAT! It is so good to see that smile on his face. :D

I am glad you all had another great day today and got to get out and about - and that there was no stress. Having his head 'fixed' must give Kevin so much self confidence. That is really something to see and makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

I just read the blog and laughed my ass off at the picture of Kevin and Chrissy because the plant behind him makes him look like he has mohawk. I would call mom but she is already sleeping. I just wanted everyone to know that we really do take care of him and we would NEVER let him go out in public like that. Haha can't wait for mom to realize this one.


Anonymous said...

He looks AMAZING!!! the only thing missing is that big mop of hair I always saw him with and that,by the way, I loved!! I am so relieved that things are looking up once again. As usual, Leslie, your instincts are right on the money. Stick to your guns and insist on what you know is the right thing to do. As always we continue to pray for all three of you.
Melissa Ion

Anonymous said...

Great pictures.It's nice to see smiles!!!Breezy,you are right the second pic does look like a mohawk;maybe a new hair style for Kevin !Glad to hear the trip out was stress-free.

Vicki C said...

Kevin looks Great! What fun pics to see.. LOVE em! Glad it was a good day!

Long-time RN said...

Kevin looks wonderful. And the smiling pictures are wonderful.

So glad for you all that it was another good day!

Anonymous said...

LOL Breezy, only a sister would notice that in a picture. I had to go back and look. We see smiles and you find a way to pick on your brother just like a sister does:) Love you both. Miss you.
Tracy A. Jack

Jodi said...

Kevin looks FANTASTIC!! Thank you SO much for posting the pictures. I absolutely LOVE the last one of you three. I started laughing and crying at the same time when I saw it. His smile couldn't get any bigger! That is so awesome to see. You 3 are an amazing family. Thank you for sharing such a special time with us!

Here is to another great day today!

Healing and positive thoughts for Kevin.
Strength for Leslie and Breezy.
Safe thoughts for all military personnel and strength for their families.
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Jodi said...


I missed that mohawk in the picture! OMG, that is hilarious!!! You need to make an 8x10 picture of that one! That is great!!

Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Patricia said...

Kevin looks great, and the smiles tell it all!! The "mohawk" is hysterical!! What a great gift to all of us to see these!! Thank you, Leslie!! Prayers, love and hugs. Always.

Brenda Armstrong Clarion, PA said...

Leslie...Kevin really does look great! Your family looks so happy and loving. Kevin is very proud of you and Breezy as I'm sure you are of him!! If you need anything at all please let us know. You are all in my prayers. God is Good ~ ALL the Time!!

Megan said...

He looks great! So nice to see these happy pics!

Anonymous said...

He looks great. So nice to see everyone smiling. Breezy, didn't see the mohawk at first and had to go back and look. It does look like he has one. You guys are always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


Barbara B. said...

Leslie, Kevin looks so much better! I can't believe the change. I'll bet with a little more work on his ear, and getting some hair on his head, he'll start looking more and more like he did before he was injured. And I can just see the determination in his eyes to get his life back on track. This guy is one strong warrior, isn't he? Absolutely amazing. I'll bet within a month he'll be talking your ears off, and walking again. He's going to do great just watch!

scsoldiersangel said...

Absolutely beautiful to see his smile! Keeping going Kevin!

Anonymous said...

It's So nice to see everyone smiling again!! (=

Love the mohawk! =D

Jessica said...

It's great to see Kevin smiling and joking around! He must have been glad to get out of the hospital and eat some "real" food. Thanks for sharing the great pics! I'm thinking of you all and praying for more improvements in Kevin's health and the continued cooperation of the doctors.