I hope everyone had a great Labor Day! We all just cooked out and swam pretty much all day. Kevin got into the pool today and we were having 'races' across the pool. Personally I don't think it's right that someone with only one arm and one leg that doesn't work all that well can still outswim me across the pool, lol. Darnit!
We had a lot of fun though and Kevin really was swimming hard. I was so pleased to see him actually using both legs for kicking today as he hasn't done that up until now. The pool really is making such a difference to him.
Now I am going to take you on a little tour of the first few months. The photos will start at maybe 2 months out? I'm not sure as they aren't dated, but I know he was unconscious for about 6 weeks and we left Texas at 3 months post injury so I am just guessing at the 2 to 3 month mark. Also, as an FYI - the yellow liquid in Kevin's eyes are drops that the ophthalmologist used. As you can see, his lips had already grown back and the tip of his nose was healing (it had been pretty much burnt off too).
Here are the first few photos:
And for those of you that remember the day that Kevin grabbed my phone out of my hand and put it up to his ear...here are some pics. Up until then Kevin hadn't really acknowledged us or anything much around him. Pam? Remember this? Pam (our favorite physical therapist) was there with us and was just as shocked as we were.
This one was taken right after we got here to Florida (somewhere around the first of Sept of last year).
These next couple were taken on Oct 18 or 19. I hadn't taken any from the last one until this day for some reason. You can already see a major difference - both mentally and physically. And notice his head is starting to sink in because the shunt is starting to work - finally!
And the rest, as they say, is history. If you are new to the blog, you can go back to last Oct and begin to see photos from then.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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