Kevin is still doing well and I am glad to say that most of the spasms have went away. He is still having a few, but that's the norm for him.
He did really well in physical therapy today too, but he is getting tired very quickly. I am assuming that it's because he just had surgery two days ago though.
And it looks like we are going to have to cut his hair. We had come so far in covering some of those scars, but they only shaved half his head for surgery and now everyone is commenting on it. It is making Kevin very self-conscious and he is pulling into himself every time someone says something. I know he is also very upset that he has even more staples in his head as he sees himself even more scarred now. It's hard for me because I honestly don't know what to say to him to make this better. I guess there really isn't anything more I can say - he is just going to have to accept it.
As for Long Time RN asking about the reason the shunt failed - they really didn't tell me. They just said it malfunctioned and they have no idea how often it could happen. I know in the past that they told me that the part of Kevin's brain that was damaged is breaking off in small particles and can clog the shunt sometimes. They didn't mention that this time, but there was a whole lot of screaming going on because they sent the resident that I don't trust to deal with us. I really don't understand how in America you are free to choose your doctors, but our own wounded warriors are not. The very guys and gals that fight for our freedom are not free to choose their doctors. It honestly makes no sense to me.
So anyway, Breezy is going in in the morning to be with Kev and I plan to call my congressman. I didn't want to do it today in front of Kev so tomorrow it is. It just really isn't fair. Why should we have to have someone that we just don't trust?
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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