Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 438 - Aug 10, 2009

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!


Catherine said...

yup, the tell you when you are getting ready to move to empty your garbage cans - and not to leave anything out that you don't want packed because it will be!! LOL. Have a great day!

Jan said...

I don't know, but it sure is weird! I bet unpacking has been quite an adventure!

Anonymous said...

Weird but true about moving companies packing anything and everything. During all our moves with the military I was very vigilant about putting "stuff" I did not want packed in a separate area with a not pack and yes that included any food stuffs/trash or they would be packed.

Kris said...

Hey there Leslie, Kevin & Breezy! Been gone for a week and had lots of catching up to do on you guys! So relieved to read the words "Kevin's doing so well at therapy" first. Awesome. Just awesome. As for the speech, I'm saying extra prayers that he works through this - and he WILL. I can only imagine how frustrating its gotta be.

Sorry to hear about the flighty aide - just when you think everything is all set! Good luck with the new schedule, I'm confident that Kevin (and you! :)) will adjust as always.

As for the movers - YES - incredibly they do that! My friend went through a move recently and the exact same thing happened to her - food, garbage in the garbage cans, everything under the sun. And "safety wrapped" no less. However, all glass items and pictures/frames were tossed in boxes with no wrapping. HUH?!?!

Thoughts, prayers, support and loads of extra special angel hugs are always coming your way - each and every day. And they always will.

- Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from RI

Jessica said...

That's great to hear Kevin's doing so well going to therapy. I can only imagine how frustrating it is not to be able to speak. I was thinking about this the other day, how he could sing, but not talk. If someone sang something to him, could he sing it back? For example, if you sang "I am cold" to the tune of Jingle Bells, could he sing it back to you? Or do they have to be song lyrics he already knows?

Hope you had a good day today! Take care. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.