Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 287 - Mar 14, 2009

Oh what a great day. We just lay around all morning and then we got ready and drove to an event at the Sun Dome. They were honoring America's Heroes. I didn't know what to expect, but it was just a bunch of tables set up to help with addiction and suicide and things like that. It really wasn't Kevin's thing (nor mine) so he wanted to leave within 10 minutes and he got no argument from me.

After that we just came home and watched movies/tv. Kevin also talked on the phone quite often. Which reminds me - some of you have asked if Kevin can talk and the answer is sort of. He can say about 30 words or so, with more coming all the time. Two that he can say are yes and no and it's best if you keep to those kinds of questions. One thing I am unsure of is if he will remember everyone and I guess we'll just have to see. Mostly he needs pictures, but he has come a long way in the last few weeks and doesn't seem to need as much visual prompting.

Also, I want to thank everyone for sending me possible plastic surgeons. I guess I have my work cut out for me in researching who's the best. I know I need to get moving on this so hopefully I will get some time this week.

And I just want to end by saying that us staying at my parent's apartment has made a world of difference to Kevin. It is amazing how many things have 'come back' to him and I rarely see bouts of sadness anymore. I can't wait to take him home and see what kind of difference that makes. Just him being able to get around by himself and cook and shower without it being such a tight area will be amazing. I just can't wait to see how much he loves it there.

And now I am going to end with some pics of Kev on the phone and listening to his iPod.


Anonymous said...

I love and miss you guys so much!!! It was so great to get a phone call from Kevin today! To answer the phone and hear him just say " hi " was the most wonderful thing in the world to me!

Patricia said...

The pictures are so amazing. His smile lights up the whole picture!! I am so glad you are all able to have great days.Thinking of you, always. May all of these good things continue and just keep getting better.

Hug, love and prayers, always.

Anonymous said...

I'm just so happy for you guys! It's wonderful to hear that Kevin is happy staying at the apartment. I'm so glad that you are out and about and getting away from the hospital too.
Thanks for posting the pictures! Kevin looks so happy!!!
Have a great Sunday!
Kathy in IA

Jodi said...

Oh wow! AWESOME pictures!!! Thank you SO much for posting them! Kevin's smile warms my heart and put's a smile on my face all day! It's so good to see things getting better every day. I remember just a couple weeks ago you were worried about how unhappy and depressed he was, and look at him now. Happy and comfortable. AWESOME!

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

Long-time RN said...

Wow! Kevin looks so happy and relaxed! Can't help smiling when looking at these photos!

So very glad to read of good times and Kevin progressing more each day. Thank you for sharing these with us out here.

Continued prayers for healing and many more happy times ahead.

The Rock said...

I love my I pod too. Music helps and I am glad that Kevin is enjoying his Music .
Everything is easier with Music ! It surely helps me a lot !
Leslie , I am so happy for the good days you are having ! It makes my Day
God bless you
Soldiers Angel
" Living Legends Team "

Jessica said...

It's wonderful to read so many "good day" posts in a row! I'm praying that many more will come. I'm glad that staying at the apartment has helped Kevin emotionally and cognitively and now that he has a phone, he must be even more motivated to learn more words. I love the photos and it warms my heart to see him look so content.

I'll be praying for continued good progress and good health so that Kevin can be released from the hospital on time. I'm thinking of you all and praying for you!