I talked to the hospital and Maxim today about the companion issue and the home health aide company (Maxim) is seeing if the VA will pay for something like this and if they do, they are going to find a suitable young man for the job.
(Dominique - Kevin is on MySpace and Facebook, but he can't read much and he can't spell or type anything yet. Breezy or I try to sit with him at least once a week and help him with it though. He does look at all of his friends' pictures on his own though and seems to really love that! Thanks!)
I also have some Army folks looking into a GPS tracking system that can be placed inside of Kevin's phone. He never goes anywhere without it so it fits the bill. I did do some research last night and as far as I can see (and I admit I may not be seeing far enough yet), but there is no option to insert a chip into a person (not that I'm saying I would, but I did look into it). What is being inserted is just an information chip of sorts - name, phone, etc. The nurse manager is also looking into a medical alert bracelet with all of Kevin's pertinent information to start with. And I called a security firm to get that set up, but they have not returned my call as of yet.
And it turns out that Kevin's CT scan came back fine. Yay! I can only hope that the next surgery helps with Kevin's pain issues. I think the nausea will be with us forever, but there is a small chance the pain could go away. I sure hope so...
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago