Today was a pretty good day. Kevin did his therapies well and then we loaded into the van and headed to my parent's apartment. We only were there a few minutes when Kevin decided he wanted to go to Wal-mart. So, we loaded back up and went shopping. I did break down and buy a Garmin GPS system and Kevin bought the movie "Rambo" and we got some towels and washcloths for the apt/house.
Then we headed back and had dinner and Kevin watched his movie. Now he's in bed and I am thinking about scrapping, but probably won't move from the couch, lol.
So I really am happy with the switch of our psychologist. Pablo, the therapist, has come two days in a row and spent time with both Kev and I separately. He is very easy to talk to and I think Kevin 'connects' with him. I am excited to see if it makes a difference. I know it won't be immediate, but I just hope he can help Kevin deal with all of his issues.
And I am so happy to say that Kevin has adjusted very well to not having sitters any longer. I am told he is always appropriate when calling for the nurse, which is great.
The only thing we really need to worry about is his independence. Both yesterday and today I unstrapped his chair in the van and as I was walking around, he had already turned his chair and was flying down the ramp. He hit the side both times and almost tipped it off the ramp. I wish I could say it scared him into not doing it again, but he just laughed. This is the Kevin of old - never caring about the consequences, lol. For those of you that know him personally and commented a long time ago about him racing his wheelchair around East Brady, I would hazard a guess that you are right. Today one of the nursing staff made a comment about him jumping out of planes in the future and I had to close my ears and start humming because I just can't think about him doing anything dangerous yet.
Baby steps, right? Baby steps...
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