Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 239 - Jan 25, 2009

We had another decent day - not as good as most, but that's because Kevin just wanted to go 'home' - home being the hospital. I was able to keep him down here until after dinner, but he gave the loudest sigh of relief when he hit his hospital bed. I actually felt really bad for keeping him away for so long, but I know he needs to realize that the hospital isn't his home and that we will be leaving that environment within a few months. I was told this evening that this is actually quite normal for someone going through this to feel most safe at the hospital and that he will need to stay away often to comprehend that it isn't home.

I guess it doesn't help that this place (The Fisher House) is not a great place to have to stay either. It's not that it's not beautiful - it certainly is, but they should have put some cash into insulating the walls. You can hear EVERYTHING that goes on in this whole building from your room. Matter of fact, the two women that just arrived a couple days ago that are next door - they fight constantly! It's become a bit of a joke here, but I can't stand to hear it all night long. Kevin was so mad too as they occasionally even woke him up over the weekend. You should hear them right now screaming at each other about one of them snoring. Oh well, it's definitely better than the young couple that was here last week. You can only imagine what I was listening to then, lol!

We did get up though and go to Cracker Barrel for breakfast today and he really enjoyed that. But to be honest, we didn't really do anything else at all. We all did sleep in and it still takes quite some time to get Kevin ready to face the day so it was actually early afternoon by the time we went for breakfast, lol.

So I guess we'll see what next weekend goes like, huh...


Diana Bellman said...

Les, I guess I'd rather hear two people arguing over snoring than what you had to hear last weekend too Ha Ha :) With time Kevin will not want to go back to the hospital, I just know it. Glad to hear things are going well. Sometimes just doing nothing is good too. Here's hoping for another good day tomorrow. Thinking of you all.
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you guys have been having such good days! I hope each day only gets better!!


Kris said...

Hey there Leslie, Breezy & Kev! Glad to hear it was a nice, uneventful weekend. You all must have needed that "downtime". I just LOVE the pic of Kev with his new sunglasses!

Thoughts, prayers, support and loads and loads of extra special angel hugs are always on their way to you all. Each and every day. Also saying extra prayers for the little angel Jayna, may He give her family the strength, peace and comfort that they need, and may He take Jayna under His wing and see her to a full recovery.

God bless you all.

Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from RI

Anonymous said...

Les, I think that at my age I would probably just be plain jealous(Ha) Glad to hear that Kev is doing so much better. I miss you Les and I think of you guys all the time. Take care honey and remember that I love ya bunches. Pam

Long-time RN said...

Glad the weekend went well. It'll take time for Kevin to transition from the security of the hospital setting. Hope he has a week of continued progress! Best to you all.

Jessica said...

I'll take a "decent day" any day! It's wonderful how well Kevin's first weekend away from the hospital went. Too bad about the nasty neighbors, though. I use the best earplugs, they're really soft foam by Mack's Original Safe Sound, if you want to check them out.

You're all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope every day this week is a decent day!