Kevin is feeling much better today. There is still no word on what is infected, but the docs told me that his white count dropped to 15 so they are really unsure what's going on. We are still waiting on test results so maybe we will have more info soon.
Brianna was with Kevin at the hospital earlier while I ran errands and our liaison came in and informed him that he was being promoted to Specialist. She said that they were hoping to have a ceremony. That will be exciting for him - especially as he didn't even know about the last promotion.
Other than that, nothing new to report. Jodi, you asked about the cookbooks and I am not really sure. I know that Kim S. posted a comment that they can be ordered online at the benefit blog. I don't know too much about these, but I am told that there were over 350 recipes (I hope I remembered this correct - Kim, do you know?) submitted honoring many military personnel. I can't wait to see one! This was such a great idea to have a cookbook honoring families and friends that have served!
Jessica, you mentioned art or music therapy and I have never heard of either of those being done here. I will try to remember to mention them and see if they are available.
Miss Em - great idea to go buy Nerf baseball bats. I just bet we could all have a blast with those, lol!
Holee, the therapists haven't wanted to get Kevin a powerchair because they were afraid it would make him not be willing to push himself to get better. Before his cranioplasty, I agreed. Now I'm not sure, but they still don't want to get us one because they feel eventually he will be walking. I did beg for one for a while and I had been told months ago that they did decide to order us one (because I made the therapist push him up the hill from the house to the hospital and she couldn't believe how hard it was to push him), but it never showed up and no one seems to remember anything about this. That therapist has since left the VA hospital so I can't see anything happening. It would sure be nice though. He weighs more than I do and he's six feet tall. It's hard pushing dead weight up a hill!
And obviously we won't be going to the RenFest this weekend. It is going on for a few more weekends so maybe in the future. I have to find out if it's even possible to push his chair in the grass anyway. I sure hope so...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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