Today was a good day. We got up this morning and went to the hospital where we did all of our therapies. After that, we came back to the apartment and Chrissy and her boyfriend Josh came over for a visit. It was so nice to walk in the door and have dinner already started and I can't tell you how great the food was!
After that, we took a stroll with Kevin to the pool area and I'm sure you can guess what happened next...yep...here are some pics:
You can just see how excited he was to get in the pool. We all had our clothes on and we just decided to do it anyway.
In this next one, Kevin was so sure that he could just go off by himself and be fine. Ha. Notice how he sank?
And after that, he finally would hold onto a flotation device. I will be going to the store tomorrow and purchasing a life jacket or water wings. Depends on which one he will agree to use.
And if anyone is trying to get a hold of me - forget it. I stupidly had my phone in my back pocket when I went into the pool. I sure hope it works again as it is less than a year old and it is an iPhone. I love that thing because it allows me to type notes from the docs and stuff. Not to mention all the pics that I have on it. Grrr...
And now I need to answer some of the questions you guys have been asking.
Melanie - I don't know how long we will be at BAMC. We will be having a video conferenece next week sometimes so I will know more then.
Lisa in Indiana - Kevin can't really draw much at all. First because he has to use his left hand and second because of the brain damage. He has been trying to write better, but it's hard for him. Great idea though.
Gina - we did receive the newspapers the other day. Thank you so much!
Kathy Switlick - you are right. Although this has been a very horrible year for us, it has also had many priceless moments. All of the 'I love you, Moms' and the hugs and kisses and the first step and climbing stairs and swimming and all those little things that most of us take for granted are simply amazing when something like this happens to your family. It's also been a joy to watch Brianna grow up and become more responsible and to help her brother as she has. Yes, I would have preferred that she grow up due to other circumstances, but things are as they are.
And I know I used to say this - especially in the beginning - but enjoy those little things with your family members. And definitely be more patient. There are still the occasional moments when I get frustrated and snap, but I have to sit back right then and think about what we almost didn't have. I try to always think about how Kevin is feeling too and also think about how you would feel if your snapping was the last thing that you said/did to your loved one. I think we have all learned that it only takes a second for your whole life to change and I can only hope that we all appreciate what we do have even more. I believe I do appreciate it all, but admit to having my 'down' times.
BigD - I am sorry that Nick's friends don't come around much and I admit that it's the same for us. Kevin gets so excited when his phone rings, but it never really does. The only person that really calls him is my sister, Kim, and it just makes his day. I do wish that his old friends had time to talk to him, but I guess I can understand that life goes on and people are busy. It's just so sad though, isnt' it?
And last - if I haven't answered anybody's questions - it's entirely possible that it got deleted or missed in my pile of email. Please don't hesitate to ask again.
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