Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 882 - Oct 28, 2010

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.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that things are going so well back in Florida. I'm sure everyone is happy to be all together again. Enjoy your time as a family - hope you have lots of laughs and lots of good food. Wish I was there.
Aunt Mona

Anonymous said...

I think this is more than we could have hoped for ....This is truly amazing. We can see the hand of God as Kevin continues to improve. Thank you , Lord.

I'm blown away.

Have a great weekend!

Kris said...

AWESOME!!! Yesterday I read your post and cried tears of joy as I looked at all of the pics of the incredible folks that put together the welcome home ceremonies. Today I've got a bunch of tears of joy just reading about how far Kevin has come. Just fantastic!!!

You must be so glad and relieved and a million other adjectives to be around your family and your dad too.

God bless you all and here's to an awesome weekend!!

- Kris, a Soldiers' Angel from RI

Long-time RN said...

So glad to read of Kevin's progress and good times at home!

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