It sure is nice to be home. The best part about it is how well Kevin is handling everyone and everything. When we were here the last time (late Nov 09 - early Feb 10) Kevin couldn't handle the family being over for dinner for more than a few minutes. He spent the bulk of the time in his bedroom, by himself, in a quiet place. Sure, he would come out and take a dip in the pool or start eating supper (rarely making it through the whole meal), but he would always get over-stimulated and need to hide for a while.
Now...well...he is a completely different person. First, he understands nearly everything. He is able to have complete conversations because he can either remark or at least gesture a response to everything said. He rarely has that look in his eye that shows he doesn't have a clue as to what someone is saying.
Second, he really is able to say so much more and it's so cool to hear him say 'hold on' while he gets up and gets something out of his room to show someone. And I just love to hear him crack jokes and make sarcastic noises when someone tries to pull one over on him.
Third - he has hardly been in his room at all. I left him at home today with everyone while I took his bike to be worked on and ran to get more medication for him and he went swimming for a long time and then he ate dinner and joined in all the conversations; joking and carrying on with everyone like he used to do.
It was just an all around great day for him. And for me. And for the rest of the family.
First 2 from the Nov kit!
5 years ago