Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 937 - Dec 22, 2010

Yesterday Kevin's scooter was delivered! He was ecstatic and took it for a little spin around the driveway area. I was happy to see that he didn't really do much with it today though because it's not going to be for everyday use. The scooter is for long distances, like going to Six Flags and places like that. I was worried I was going to have to pull the 'mean mom' card and forbid it, but Kevin has been really working on his legs by walking as much as he does and he realizes he can't ride it all the time. Phew.

His new arm/hand splints were delivered yesterday too. He has three - one that is worn for a while during the day to keep his hand/fingers opened and the other two are to be worn at night to work on his hand and also to straighten his elbow. From what I understand, the 'tension' will be tightened every 90 days or so to extend his arm further.

So far, he is willing to wear each one about an hour, but we need to get up to all night and as much of the day as possible. It will take some time to get him accustomed to them though, so an hour is good at this point.

And today we baked cookies for Christmas. I hadn't planned on it because we were supposed to be away, but since we are home and all of our appointments had been canceled, I opted to do some baking. Kevin helped a little bit, but the kitchen here is tiny and there really isn't room for two in there. I put him to work at the table though, rest assured, lol.

And thanks for the well wishes on my mom. She is home now, but has a CT scan scheduled for tomorrow and they will go from there.

Breezy is doing well too. She goes to the doctor tomorrow and I'm anxious to hear how she's 'progressing'. I was so sure she was having Christian the other night as her labor pains were pretty intense and only 2 minutes apart. It didn't happen though, obviously, lol.


Tracey from Pgh. said...

Prayers go out to your mom. Maybe Breezy will have a Christmas baby! I hope you, Kevin, Breezy and your family have a great holiday!

Anonymous said...

OHHH BTW the Sheriff Dept. is looking for your brother Matt due to the fact he didn't show up for court. His picture was in the Indiana's Wanted insert in the Indiana Gazette. REAL CLASSY!

Long-time RN said...

Thoughts and prayers for your mom. Looking forward to baby news!

The scooter sounds great! I hope it works out well in helping Kevin go places which would require a lot of walking.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.