Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 233 - Jan 19, 2009

We had yet another fantastic day today. First, we got up this afternoon and took a run to the Cheesecake Factory where we sat and ate a piece right there in the restaurant.

From there, we went home for a while and then we all loaded back up in the van and went out for dinner. Kevin got to choose and he picked Red Lobster. I was so nervous because it's kinda fancier and usually busy, but they were very accommodating. We sat near the back so Kevin wouldn't get bumped and let me tell ya - that boy can eat. He ate every last bite of the Ultimate Feast (shrimp scampi, butterfly shrimp, crab legs and lobster with a baked potato) and then he ate half of my chicken dinner and some of Breezy's crab legs too. He wanted me to order more crab legs, but I had to tell him no. I promised to take him to a chinese restaurant that Breeze frequents that has them 'all you can eat' for a lot less money, lol.

And something really amazing - Kevin pretty much pulls and stands up by himself now. He actually tries to push us away, but he just isn't sturdy enough to do it completely on his own yet. He is doing so well and I believe he will definitely be walking by the time we go home. Truthfully, it will probably be less than a month for him to walk alone.

And I took some pictures of us out and about today, but I left my camera in the van when Breezy dropped us off at the hospital and she took the van home with her so I guess you guys can see them tomorrow night.

In the meantime, I am calling it an early night.


missy schrecengost said...

Wonderful!!! Take care and God bless

proudsoldiermom said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! Just absolutely thrilled to hear he's trying to stand. He'll be jogging before you know it! -aileen

Jessica said...

Red Lobster and Cheesecake Factory! That boy has expensive taste, LOL!

How encouraging to hear about him writing his name, standing up on his own, dressing himself, telling time! It'll be so great for him to be out of his wheelchair and on his own.

And I'm so relieved to hear that the shunt situation has improved. No wonder Kevin is doing better, to have all that fluid off his brain. It's certainly an answer to prayer.

bigD said...

Dear Leslie & Brianna,
I have been reading your blog for many months now and I just wanted to say how wonderful Kevin looks! His recovery is amazing and the picture of him at Sbarro's...I was like "WOW, KEVIN IS LOOKING MIGHTY FINE!" I am so happy to read how well ALL of you are doing lately. It sounds like Kevin is making such great progress since issues with the shunt have been resolved. It is amazing how one piece of a puzzle can make such a miraculous difference. Bravo to you Leslie and Breezy for you have been warriors in Kevin's defense and your victory is at hand.
My son was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2008, so I have a small idea of the battle you have been waging. I however did not have to leave my home to do it. Hang in there, keep your eyes on the prize. Tell Kevin, he ROCKS!

Alison said...

So glad to hear that you all had another great day and DANG that boy can eat! Keeping his strength up. He'll be walking in no time.

Can't wait to see pictures from your night out on the town. :D

Jessica said...

This progress give me goose bumps, WAHOO!!!! Take the great days and really enjoy every minute of them, you ALL deserve them!

May God bless your every breath.