Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 278 - Mar 5, 2009

We had kind of an up and down day today. Mostly Kevin was down, but one of his good friends from PA, Zach, came to visit today and it was really the first time that he was smiling and happy. It made me realize all the more that Kevin is just as lonely as I am - and Breezy too, to be honest. None of us have our friends to come and break the monotony of the days and I think I have to come up with a plan to end social isolation - at least for him. I know it's going to help to have my family here, but it's still not the same as having 'one of the guys' over to play XBox or watch a movie or something.

They did talk to me about a day program at the hospital that I can check Kevin into in the future. I suppose I will just worry about all of this in a few months when we go home.

We also had our first 'session' with the male therapist today. I like that he asked me to leave the room and he talked to Kevin by himself. He then came out and talked to me about things that have happened with Kev lately. I personally think we are off to a good start. Finally. I am just not trained in this field and I have been really worried about saying something wrong or not dealing with a situation correctly.

And now I am off to bed.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have come to a point where Kevin will start to gain some independence. Go Kevin! This is where the process becomes difficult in a different way but it is a process that needs to happen. What a wonderful, strong family you are and an inspiration to so many of us. Someday you will look back on this and recognize what a unbelievalby strong person you have been. Enjoy your time in Pa Breezy.

Cassie Houston said...

Keep your Head up...things will great guys are in my thoughts and prayers
(i dont know if you remeber me I worked at riverside all that time!)

Jessica said...

I'm glad Kevin had a friend come visit! Isolation is tough on anybody, but especially when you're in the hospital. I hope you and Breezy soon make new friends once you get settled in your house.

It sounds like you made a good choice to have a male therapist. Maybe Kevin will open up more easily to a man and the therapist can give you more direction as to how you can help Kevin. Do you have any support or family therapy groups you could be part of if you wanted?

I'm thinking of you and praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie,

I hope your adjustments in the house go smooth for you. I have been thinking about all of you often. I wish you the best of luck.
Kevin sure can ham it up for the camera. I am so glad the house is working out for you and I think its great you will have a pool for Kevin to use.