Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 450 - Aug 22, 2009

Today didn't quite go as planned, but it still was a nice day. I had invited a mother of a wounded Marine and we didn't get much scrapping done, but we did have a great day just talking and planning. We have decided to try to get our boys together to see if they can help each other. They only live a few miles from us, so it could work out that they get along great and we can have them do things together - even if it's just watching TV or a movie.

And Breezy did take Kev to the mall, but he got very angry while there and they had to leave pretty much as soon as they got in the door. I was proud of Breezy that she handled it well and she ended up taking Kevin over to my sister's for a while and then on to my parent's instead of giving in and just bringing him home. Good for her.

And that about sums up the day so I am going to sign off early tonight.


Long-time RN said...

My heart goes out to you and Brianna, Leslie. You two are incredible, and creative in dealing with Kevin's TBI each day.
It's also incredible that you two are handling all that goes along with Kevin's severe injury without support and input from professionals. Head injuries result in a variety of different behaviors and issues, but there are many similarities as well. Is the Army providing any follow-up support in this area?

Sure hope the med adjustment brings some relief for Kevin,the shunt is functioning, and you're able to get the 'boys' together. Hang tough as you navigate these uncharted waters.

Miss Em said...

This young Marine may need to have the same thing Kevin does...

You did not say if this young Marine has similar injuries to Kevin's injuries. If so, the male competition ego will kick in and you may see a difference in Kevin's theropy progress as well as the young Marine's.

Having someone to man-talk with will definitely be an incuragement for the speech theropy.

This could be a win-win for both Kevin and the young Marine.

Oh, and lets not forget that you and the Marine's Mom will be on the same page -- not only helping each other sons but one another too.

I am keeping every finger and toe crossed and saying prayers that it goes well.

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.