We didn't hear anything about the surgery today, which is a real bummer. I sure hope this doesn't keep going for days.
But I do have some really fantastic news. Kevin just called me into his room and showed me how he is able to move (and somewhat control) his right arm. There is absolutely no movement or feeling in the hand, but he is moving his shoulder and elbow in a specific way most of the time. This could just be the beginning. His leg happened exactly like this. He is just so excited and you can't even begin to know how that makes me feel. I just about cried.
I don't know if I mentioned it, but just last week his therapist told me that we lost the window of opportunity to have function back in that arm and at the very best we can expect maybe 10-15% of his ability to move it come back. I was so disappointed and I really do believe it was due to lack of therapy at the VA - especially after we had Botox the first time. That was when the therapist needed to kick it up a notch and then was when she pretty much quit coming altogether. It's just so sad - and aggravating.
BUT, Kevin is moving it and if we can keep working it who knows. Maybe more will come back than what we expect. I know none of us ever expected him to be able to walk. Or even wake up for that matter!
Go Kevin! Go Kevin!
(oh and Jessica - Breezy already put her resume in for that job last week one day. She even called them the next day to make sure they got her resume, but she still hasn't heard anything. We hoped because she had her clearances it might give her an 'in' so to speak. Thanks though! And how are you feeling?)
First 2 from the Nov kit!
6 months ago