It has been a really rough couple of days. Kevin must have hurt himself a little bit at therapy the other day (or at least used muscles that haven't been used in a long time) and he has been in a lot of pain since Monday night. I am medicating him pretty constantly and it's still been very difficult to get through the days.
Poor Lea. She came yesterday and after literally being on the phone for 5 hours straight, I opted to get out for a little bit. Actually, while I was talking to one group of people on the phone I mentioned how I hadn't even been able to get the massage that the kids gifted me for Mother's Day. So that's what I did yesterday. I FINALLY went for the massage!
But anyway, Lea even texted me and while I was gone and was shocked at how needy Kevin was. She met me downstairs at the car because I went for groceries after the my spa appt and I grabbed her by the shoulders and said "WELCOME TO MY WORLD, LOL!!!!" Oddly enough - he is usually pretty good while Lea and Johnny are here. They usually sit and watch tv or something like that and that was apparently not happening yesterday! She was seeing how Kevin is all the time with me.
So anyway, he was medicated enough to still go to therapy today, but I had them take it easy on him. No bike, just some stretching.
And for some GREAT news!!! IT CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, the iPad came!! We got it yesterday and I spent some time getting everything all set up. He can now watch movies via netflix, go on Facebook, check his email (I had to set up a new one so if you are his friend and would like to email him - message him on Facebook), he can go to his MySpace page and so far I downloaded iSpeak. I still have to delve into that one app to help him talk, but I want to make sure it will work as it's $200 and I don't want to buy it if I don't think he is really going to use it. It's just going to be a matter of finding the right one for him.
Now the iSpeak will work, kinda. It's a $1.99 app where you type something and push a button and it will say the words. The only problem is that he can't type (yet). I need to go in and type a bunch of things and then he can just click on them when he needs to, but I haven't had time to do that yet.
And I am going to sign off with a couple of photos of Kevin going to therapy today with his new iPad in hand! That carrying case rocks and Kev is just so excited! Once again - thanks Operation American Pride!!!!!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
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