Kevin was in a great mood most of the day. He did really well in therapy - even riding the stationary bike for 14 minutes and doing the steps a long time as well.
He had speech too and the therapist said that Kevin is able to concentrate for longer periods of time and that is just great. I can't remember what words I told you about before, but he is also saying banana and watermelon now.
But this evening Kevin's mood turned sour. No clue why, it just did. I caught him looking in the mirror at himself and I wonder if that might be it, but I can't say for sure.
Hopefully he wakes up in a better mood tomorrow.
I am a little concerned about the aide that has been here. She is really nice, don't get me wrong, but Kevin just isn't accepting someone being in the house with him. I don't think it's personal, but I think I might have to call Maxim and talk to them and see if there is anyone else. I just don't know though. This is the 4th aide and I just don't know if it's going to make a difference to have a different person come in. He really seems to resent having her here, but he resented 2 of the other 3 (the other one we really liked, but she just never showed up one day). The sad part is that he will barely allow her to do anything for him. He still screams "mom' all day and if she tries to take care of whatever it is, he won't allow her - no matter how busy I am. And it was one of our goals to have the aide take him to some of his therapy appointments giving me some free time, but he absolutely refuses to go anywhere with her. Flat out refuses.
So my question of the day would be - do I bother trying someone else or just go with what we have? I just don't know if it's her or if it really is just having someone here period.
And I know the company has been trying to find someone that would also be more the companion that we have all been discussing, but apparently they don't have anyone that fits the bill or they would have called by now.
I guess I'll give it some thought throughout tomorrow and Friday and decide by the end of the weekend.
And now I really need to get to bed - or try to anyway.
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