Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 275 - Mar 2, 2009

We had a really fantastic day today. I actually went to Busch Gardens with my sis and B-I-L for a few hours and Breezy stayed with Kevin at the hospital. We hooked up with the kids after all of Kevin's therapies and he was back to his old self - laughing and joking and just carrying on. Breezy told me that he worked really hard for all of his therapies too and the therapists are all very excited. He was even told that if he keeps up this pace he will be walking in no time on his own. I can only hope that this attitude stays the same. It was just amazing at the change in him. I wonder what is causing it? Surely the increased dosage of anti-depressants wouldn't work this quick, would they? I do know that Kevin is learning to say the words "I am lucky" with the speech therapist so maybe that's it? Who knows - I just so want it to continue.

And in other news, my sister and her husband will be going home tomorrow. We have already said our 'goodbyes' because they have to leave at 3am. We had a good visit, but I am sure they want to get home to their kids. Now we can only hope they can actually get back to Pittsburgh because they have a layover in Charlotte, NC. I am hearing that the weather is quite atrocious in those parts.

And now I am going to just touch on some of the comments that were posted lately.

Holee - I am going to discuss the power chair option again with the therapists, but I'm not holding my breath. I will say this though - if we are at the mall and Kevin wants to go into a store - he already does it. He can move his chair very easily with that left leg. I do think he may need a chair though for those times that he is too tired and I am too. You do make some good points!

To anon - the zip code for Chicora is 16025 and not 16041 as the benefit and my blog stated. Thanks for noticing that. And for the person that wanted to know where the benefit blog is located - there is a link on the right hand side of my blog somewhere.

To anon about the music therapy - Kevin sings all the time, but you still can't understand the words. I know the therapist always tries to teach him words using a tune, but I will try to talk to her about this tomorrow as I'm sure that's not considered music therapy.

Debbie - we are already discussing bringing in burn patients that are done healing in the hopes that Kevin will see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's just a long process to do something like this here. I also will try the "5 minutes to feel bad" option. You never know...

And I know I have more post to discuss, but I am going to end here because I am just too tired to continue. Will catch them tomorrow night.


Anonymous said...

The power of prayer.....It's Wonderful

Anonymous said...

For those of you who haven't requested your reserve cookbook yet, just a quick note that they are going fast. If you haven't done so yet please send you reserve request in asap. We only have a limited amount. You can e mail me at and request you reserve they will be here Mid March. Thank you for your support.
Tracy A. Jack
Kevin Kammerdiener Benefit Committee

Jodi said...

YAY!! Great news that Kevin is feeling better and you all had a fantastic day!!

Here is to another great day today!

Tracy and Kim...thanks for handling the cookbooks. My email has been sent! :-)

Healing and positive thoughts for Kevin.
Strength and comfort for Leslie and Breezy.
Safe thoughts for all military personnel and strength for their families.
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Kris said...

Hey there Leslie, Kev & Breezy! SOOOO wonderful to read that we're now on 2 good days for Kev. Thank goodness! Why ask why, he's happy and that's all that matters! As always you're all in my thoughts and my prayers each and every day. And you always will be.

Hope your sis and BIL had a decent trip home, it was lots-o-fun up here in the Northeast. I'm winter's biggest fan but even I'm like "OK ENOUGH ALREADY!!". :-)

God bless you Leslie, Kev & Breezy and give you the massive amounts of strength, peace and comfort that you need to get through each day. And loads and loads of extra special Angel Hugs are ALWAYS on their way to you all!

- Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from RI

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie, Your voice is smiling today and now I am too. I feel better when you are smiling. I can C U. Love ya, Pam

Vicki C said...

I'm SO thrilled it was such a great day! I'm sure you loved having family there!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad to hear that yesterday was a good day! You need as many of those as you can get! Whatever or whomever it was to change Kevin's attitude, let's hope he can keep it up and hang on to that good feeling.

Enjoy that beautiful weather, it's 13 degrees today in NY. I'll continue to pray for improvements in Kevin's progress and that he'll get to see some healed up burn patients. It sounds like a good idea that could really help.