Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 1118 - Jun 21, 2011

Unfortunately, the rock wall climbing didn't go as we had hoped it would. I have to give Kevin an A for effort, but the adaptive part of it was set up for wheelchair bound veterans with both arms. Kevin only has one arm and only one really good leg, so he just couldn't make it up the wall. He tried his darndest to do it though. The people that own the company are planning to come up with some adaptive devices for people like Kevin and did promise to call us when it happened.

In the meantime though, here are some pics of Kevin trying. He did make it up about 3 feet (with a few of us holding/pushing him, truth be told) and that really is something in his situation.

I have to give credit to Kevin also for not getting mad or disgusted or any other negative emotion when he realized he wasn't going to be able to do it. He just accepted it and we left for the long drive home. (this place was in Ft Hood). He says he's not sure he'll go back, but I will try to get him to if they come up with a way for him to propel up the wall.

And can you believe it's raining here? YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! We are under stage 3 water restrictions - not fun!


aggie said...

Sorry it didn't go as planned, but it was nice to see the look of detemination and will on Kevin's face. It looks like he really wanted to accomplish the goal.

Also glad that his reaction in disappointment was realistic. I know that was one of my friend Dean's issue (my friend's husband who has TBI from a car accident). As the years have passed, he has learned to deal with it better, but it was a while before it didn't make me (or any of us) feel guilty if he felt disappointment in some way....hope that makes sense.

GrannieEv said...

Good for Kevin, he sure did give it an all-out effort.

Jessica said...

Bless him for trying so hard! It sounds like a neat place if they're making it adapted for wounded vets.

We got some much needed rain today, but I can't imagine the kind of drought Texas is going through. I hope you get lots more rain!

Hope you've recovered from your hectic day. You've got me curious now!

You're in my thoughts and prayers, as always! Take care.