Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 277 - Mar 4, 2009

Kevin was in a decent mood all morning, but this afternoon he just didn't want bothered by anybody - including me. So I left him at the hospital and spent the evening doing pretty much nothing. It was actually pretty nice.

I do have some great news - we may be closing on the house as early as next week. Yay!! I am thinking it will probably be the following week, but I would like it to be by Thursday before Breezy leaves to go home to PA for a month. She is planning to leave next Friday. I am just so excited by this. Once we close, we still have to do quite a bit of adaptation work and we also want to put a pool in. I need to find a company that can put some sort of intercom system in so that Kevin can buzz me from any room in the house (mainly from his bedroom to mine for middle of the night issues) and I also need to do some painting if possible before moving any furniture in. That may have to wait as I will probably do it myself because I am basically cheap, lol.

I also found an apartment for my parents to live in and have already signed a lease for them. We actually just moved some of the furniture I had bought for the house in and are planning to stay there on the weekends until either our house is complete or my parents arrive to move in. Their apt is in no way handicap accessible, but we are going to make do. It will just be nice to stay in a place with individual rooms to get Kevin used to that idea before moving into our house. It's also halfway between the hospital and our home so it will also get us used to the commute back and forth, which we will do five days a week for therapy.

I also forgot to mention earlier that I have eliminated the sitters for Kevin. He has come so far cognitively and he now understands when to use the call button so I feel it's time. I hope I am right about this, lol. It's such a scary decision, but we aren't going to have one when we go home so I need to cut the strings, I guess.

We never did find out anything about his infection, but it's gone so I am going to just forget it happened. Head in the sand, for sure, but there is enough else to deal with so it's what I'm going to do.

And now I am going to sign off and just relax. I am staying at my parent's apt tonight as I have appointments at the house tomorrow all day and it's only 10 minutes from here. Breezy has two of her friends, Morgan and Megan, here visiting and they are going to stay with Kevin tomorrow throughout the day. Hope Kevin is in a better mood!


Kevin and Natali McKee said...

You could do a baby monitor until you get a better system put in. Some of the nicer ones allow you to talk back to him.

Long-time RN said...

Sounds like things are falling into place. YEAH!

Anonymous said...

I agree! I'm so happy that things are falling into place for you! Excellent news!!!
I hope today's the same. Sounds like Breezy will have fun with Kevin and her friends today!
It's also really nice that your parents are moving close to you!
Have a wonderful day!
Kathy in IA

Jodi said...

ANOTHER YAY! Like everyone else said, sounds like everything is finally coming together. That is so great! You actually "sound" somewhat relaxed! I am happy for you all. You deserve some kind of "normalcy", and an apartment and house are a good start!

I hope Kevin has a great day today with Breezy and her girlfriends. I bet they will have him laughing in no time, or vice versa! :-)

Oh Les, I LOVE to paint! I wish I were there to help you!! You should see if there is some kind of homeowners association or community center that they have volunteers to help you paint. If they know your story about Kevin, I am sure there would be a bunch of people willing to help you paint.

Here is to another great day today.

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

Lorraine said...

WOW THAT IS GREAT NEWS!!! Your parents must be very special people to pick up and move to be near you. God Bless them both. This is a sacrifice for them too. Boy I know alot of us wish we lived closer, that painting would be done in no time. Hey a pool, Howard loves a pool. Take care, God bless you all
Lorraine, Rick and Howard "the duck"

Vicki C said...

Boy... you have lots going on girl! So glad to hear that things are moving right along with the house thing! Woo hoo! You will all feel so much better to be in a place of you own, and have a little privacy. Thrilled to hear about your parents coming.
I dont know how you do it all!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesle,
Just needed to let you know that my US Representative (Ike Skelton) had one of his office staff call me (in reply to the email that I had sent when you were having difficulty getting the mortgage approved). Since Kevin's home of record is not the same as my state Mr. Skelton wanted me to let you know that you should contact the Representative that serves Kevin's home of record when facing difficulties that may require intervention. Please keep that advice in mind as you help Kevin climb over future obstacles. Kevin has proven he is a determined individual (and so have Breezy and you) but at some point in the future you may need assistance from your Representative or Senator. Remember - they are sent to Washington DC to serve the people and by all means that includes each of our Wounded Warriors and their families.
Army Mom

Jessica said...

Yay, I'm glad that the house could finally be yours so soon! I'll pray that everything works out for your parents, too. It's so great that you'll have some more family support full-time.

Like you said, as long as the infection is gone, that's all that's important right now. I'll keep praying for Kevin to stay healthy and motivated to do his therapies. Take care!