Kevin's doing so well at therapy. I rarely go in with him nowadays and it just makes me so happy that he is beginning to understand that there are moments in life where I just don't have to be there.
The only one that we are having trouble with is speech. I don't know what's truly going on, but I think he is embarrassed that he can't talk. He just doesn't want to try to talk hardly at all and I can only assume that it's from fear that he can't do it. I am hoping it's just a stage that he will get past very quickly. I think it's just sad because I do believe he will be able to speak much better than he does now, but only if he applies himself. He just gets so disgusted and I have to admit that I would feel the same way so I can understand it.
And sadly, I had to have the home health aide that Kevin really liked 'left go'. We switched 5 hours on Thursday (because she was moving) to Saturday and for some reason she didn't show up for work. I am a very understanding and lenient person, but when she didn't bother to call all weekend to explain, I realized she just wasn't reliable enough to watch Kevin. It was hard for me to call and let her go because Kevin really did like her, but after thinking about it all day yesterday I felt it was the right thing to do.
So the person we have now on M-W-Th is going to come all week long. I really like her and Kevin is starting to adjust. Both Kev and I still need to adjust, truthfully, but we are getting there.
And now I want to get some more unnpacking done. I have to ask - is it normal for a moving company to pack your garbage with your things? Literally. They put leftover food in a Styrofoam container into a box with my kitchen things. I am so appalled at how things were packed and at the fact that they packed trash in with good food and other supplies. Crazy!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago