Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 849 - Sep 25, 2010

I haven't been feeling good since yesterday, so we did absolutely nothing today. Kevin decided he was going for a walk though this afternoon and it was a little hard for me to allow him, but I decided to let him go (after lots of begging on his part). He called me roughly 20 minutes or so after he left and it took me a while to figure out what he was saying, but I finally got it that he was telling me he was out back.

We have never made it to the back of the apartment complex before. I was pretty proud of him for finding it because you have to walk around the buildings - there's no rear exit. He was pretty proud of himself too - he even called Breezy to tell her - I could hear him on the phone. I could also hear that he couldn't figure out how to tell her so I hurried up and texted her what he was trying to say. It keeps his frustration level down.

In the meantime, I went out and took some pictures of him from up on the balcony. Some of you may recognize Kevin's t-shirt, lol. This shirt was his t-ball shirt from back in like kindergarten. You Bradyites will be familiar with the George's Coin-Op logo, hehe. Frankly, I don't have any idea how that shirt still fits him, but I do remember it being HUGE back in the day. And you guys can't imagine how stained that thing is. It took me a long time to get Kevin to understand that he can wear it at home, but not in public. Crazy that it still fits though, huh?

And to end this post I would like to ask a favor...can everyone visit the Wounded Warrior Project site and read about the Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services' Improvement Act of 2010?

WWP Site

This bill will definitely affect the rest of Kevin's life. When I think about how far he slid backward from not having therapy for a good 6 months while here, it puts it into perspective that he will probably need therapy forever. Hopefully not as much, but if it's needed I hope it will be available.

Anyway, if y'all have the time - please contact your congressman/woman. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

That first picture looks really special, IMO.

Cathy M said...

I agree about the first photo! It says so much. I kind of wish you would submit it ...somewhere. It actually brought tears to my eyes. Amazing photo.