Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 1013 - Mar 8, 2011

We had a very busy day today. Kevin first had an acupuncture appointment at BAMC and then we had to rush to get to our next appointment across town at the VA dental clinic. First though, here is a photo of Kevin and Julie, one of the nurses at the burn clinic. It was taken with my phone so it's not a great photo:

Obviously Julie is just as much of a character as Kevin is, lol.

So anyway, we headed over to see the dentist and it was a little strange to not see Dr. Craig. Sadly, he retired at the beginning of the year. But the new dentist and Kevin hit it off too. Unfortunately Kevin needs a root canal though. After a lengthy discussion, we decided to sedate him so there are multiple people that need to be scheduled at the same time. The dentist is supposed to call and let me know when an appointment is on the books. When the time comes I will just run up to ResCare and pick him up.

After that we came home and Kevin and Johnny went to see a movie. I did a little bit of shopping for things Kevin will need when he leaves.

And Kevin has been packing all night. We got word tonight that the VA signed off for Kevin to head to San Marcos and begin the next phase of this journey. We don't know when he goes, but it will be right quick now that everything is signed. Who knows...maybe even tomorrow...


TTG Photos and Design said...

wow that is brilliant news...I am so happy for both of you...I know it will be difficult in the beginning, but I am sure this will be an awesome step forward 8 )
Good luck and lots of love from El Paso, TX
Tina Dwyer

Anonymous said...

Great picture of Kevin and Julie! :) Another super busy day for you guys. It's exciting knowing that everything has been signed now!
Im' glad they were able to catch a movie.
Kathy in IA

Anonymous said...

How exciting!

karen said...

Wow! That's exciting and scary and came through so ... surprising kind of ... I'll be thinking about you both. Leslie I hope most of all you will be able to have a bit of time to rest and process ...

Miss Em said...

Another door has opened and Kevin is making the mad-dash to adding yet another chapter to his book of "Oh, Yes I Can."


Miss Em

GrannieEv said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Tell him all his on-line friends are hoping he enjoys it and learns lots of new things.

Long-time RN said...

That picture is a ray of sunshine on this gray, wintery Midwestern day!

Wonderful news, hope all progresses smoothly as this new journey unfolds.

Jessica said...

Just the news I was hoping to hear! Must be someone got the "nudge" I was praying for. LOL!! It's great that Kevin is still excited and already packing. It must feel sort of like going off to college for him.

That sucks about what the therapist said! What a stupid attitude to have. Well, Kevin will show 'em! It'll be great if ResCare helps him progress more quickly.

You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. (And I even dreamed the other night that we met! Too funny.) Take care.