Today I left Kevin here alone while I went to the pharmacy to pick up some medications. I have left him alone for 10 minutes here and there, but today it was over an hour. I knew it would be that long, but he has just come so far and I didn't really feel all that nervous. Yes, I did call him one time and check on him and when I did he basically told me to quit babying him. I suppose it's time to cut some more strings - at his request.
There are also some strings to cut at mine though. He has become entirely too dependent on me to do everything for him and when he calls my name now I often walk into his room, see what he wants, tell him to do it himself and turn around and walk out. He gets mad, but he needs to get off his lazy butt and start doing things for himself. He CAN get up now and it can only help him physically to do things on his own.
So changing the subject, does anyone know how 911 works? Kevin knows to call 911 in an emergency, but he would not be able to say what he needed yet. Can I call them and explain our situation and have them ask multiple choice or yes/no questions? Would a note pop up when our phone number called in letting the operator know that if it's Kevin he can't verbalize the problem? This is something that has been on my mind since we bought the house in FL.
This is also one of the two things that I do think about when I do leave him alone at home. The other is me being in an accident and never coming back. At this point, I text Breezy as I'm leaving and tell her the estimated amount of time I will be gone (usually 10 mins to Walgreens on the corner for milk) and then I text her when I get home. She knows if I am not home in the expected amount of time to take the appropriate steps.
And tonight the boys (Kev and Johnny) went to the mall for a while. We had some storms pass through the area so they didn't go until kinda late, but they still had a good time. I just love to see that!
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago