Kevin has finally been released to go back to his room. YAY!! It has been very rough being in ICU as it is so loud and it's impossible to sleep there. But - we are back "home" now so things should get better.
It has been rough too in that the shunt quit working three times this week. Kevin has hit a very depressed state because he is realizing exactly how much this whole thing just sucks. Both last night and tonight he has just lay in bed and sobbed "Why? Why? Why?". We had a long talk about things tonight and he basically told me that he hates it in the hospital (I can so understand that one!). I told him I am working on it, but am struggling with the home situation. He also knows that even when we do get a home he can't just check out and it will take time to be able to go home and stay home. I know it will start with just the weekends and I can only hope that he understands that when the time comes.
And it turns out that Kevin tested positive for MRSA this week. It's colonized in his nose, but now we have to wear gowns and things when we are with him. We made it all these months without it - bummer. I guess it was inevitable though as nearly everyone on the ward has it and Kev has started socializing with the other patients. Matter of fact, he played Wii bowling last week with one of the other patients and he had a blast. I left while he played because he needs to realize that there will be times when Breeze or I just won't be there. I really wish I could've seen him play though...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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