Today was another great day. We had a young lady come as Kevin's aide today and they hit it off as well as he did with Johnny. Johnny can only come on Mondays as he is in college so Leigha (sp) will come the other two days a week.
Anyway, I am ecstatic to say she came in the door with skater punk clothes on as well. She is from a military family too and she lived predominantly in Germany so they also had that in common.
We also had a guy come today to discuss technological aids to assist Kevin in being more independent. He is going to request (from the VA) that Kevin get a remote that will control all of the lights and fans in his domain. Man, that will save me about 200 (not an exaggeration) trips a night into his room to adjust his fan and turn on/off the lights. We also discussed an iPad and that excites me more than anything. One of the nurses had one when we were in the hospital the last time and as soon as I saw it I knew it would actually be perfect for Kevin. He has a laptop now, but it's too bulky for him to move around by himself with one arm/hand. The iPad is super lightweight and it's not bulky at all. He also can't spell or type so browsing the internet doesn't work for him unless I am sitting there with him. He can also lift it to his face so that he can see things clearly as he does have an issue with that on his laptop. He enjoys playing games and the guy watched Kevin zooming around his phone to get to the different apps so he was just as excited about it for Kevin as I was. I so hope that happens. Kevin would truly be so ecstatic! Some of those apps would really help him learn and he could also work on his hand/eye coordination. The guy also mentioned that speech pathologists have apps for it to help with speaking so that Kevin could use it when he needed to say something that he couldn't voice. Wouldn't that just be so awesome for him?
So other than that, we did nothing today so I am going to sign off and continue scrapping. I hope Kevin goes to sleep soon...
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