Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 820 - Aug 27, 2010

We went home today! Kevin is doing fantastic. He only took one dose of Tylenol since we got home early this afternoon and he is handling the pain extremely well. I only hope it stays this way (or even gets better). No pain would be soooooo good!

And it really is unbelievable, but Kevin has probably said about 50 new words today. Clearly. A lot of them he just repeated after I said something, some of them we had to practice and a couple of them he just said on his own.

For those of you that have been reading all along, you may remember me mentioning back when he got the plate the first time that it's been known to happen where someone that can't talk at all will be able to once their plate is put in.

Kevin didn't just wake up and be able to speak fluently, but WOW! What a difference! He is able to say more words, he is also able to speak them correctly (for the most part), and even better - his thinking is clearer. You can see it in his eyes and how he reacts during activities and discussions.

Now we just need to have no infections and no 'real' fluid buildup. When checking his head tonight I noticed the does have a small amount of buildup, but I was told that can be normal for a few days. We just need it to go away over the weekend and all will be well.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Wow- 50 new words! :)
It's amazing that Tylenol is helping with everything he had done.:)
Have a great weekend!
Kathy in IA

Miss Em said...

Hello Kevin and Leslie

HAPPY DANCE....HAPPY DANCE...HAPPY DANCE

Kevin, you just keep reachin for the stars.

Leslie, fingers and toes crossed on the fluid build up.

and....

A prayer said to the Angel that watches over Kevin that he better keep an eye on Kevin and that Skate Board because it won't be long and Kevin will be wanting to go riding.

Happy Days are here again...

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

janet said...

Fantastic! Great news! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

So wonderful. You go Kevin..and Leslie too. I am so hopeful that this is a new beginning.Thank you both for showing us all what hope can look like. Amazing.

Lisa D in Cali

Jodi said...

YAY!!!! That is awesome news Les!! Hopes he keeps getting better and better every day!!!
BIG HUGS AND ALL MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Judy B said...

Oh Leslie, this is wonderful happy news...I hope it gets even better for you...How long do you have to stay there before you are allowed to go home to Florida...I think you mentioned it before but I can't remember.

Special prayers for you both so the the recovery continues!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just phenomenal. That must have thrilled you to hear him.....I know its boosted my day! Way to go Kevin!

Yay, yay, Yippee! Cant wait to hear more.

Anita

Jessica said...

I'm SOOO thrilled to hear of Kevin's progress. That plate has a miracle chip in it for sure! I can only imagine what he'll do once he gets back into therapy!

I've been thinking of you guys hoping all is well. So glad to hear the pain is under control, or at least at a level he can handle. Take care.