Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 1172 - Aug 15, 2011

So on Saturday, Efren came and picked Kevin up and took him to a party! It was the first Kevin really went "out" for the night since we have been here in TX! He was so excited all day to go and I guess he had a great time. I went and picked him up at about 1am and he said he had fun. YAY!

We really didn't do much for the rest of the weekend. Breezy came for dinner on Sunday and that's about it. The baby is sick again, but his first tooth is just about here so hopefully he feels better once it pops through. Poor thing.

And today I started my job. It was fun and I got to meet a few people. I have to work again tomorrow and again on Friday. It's way more hours than I can handle truthfully, but I think it's just because they need to get me trained. I really can only do about 10 a week though as there is still so much to do with Kevin. I am struggling with not knowing the things I need to know from the therapists too. I might have to set up weekly calls or something. Kev still requires a lot of work at home and if they aren't telling me what they are doing it's not being reinforced, kwim?

Honestly, I am almost feeling like I am neglecting him because I'm not there for everything (doesn't this sound like the new mother? LOL)! It's just hard though. It would be different if he was 100% cognitively better, but he still does have just a few issues and when he can't come home and tell me what goes on, I struggle.

I guess I'll just have to figure it out though. I need some 'me' time and there has to be some sort of balance, right?

PS - Jessica, can you pop me an email, please?


Anonymous said...

Hey Leslie- So glad that Kevin is getting to do things and that you have gotten some amazing people to help. There is no doubt in my mind that you will find the right balance between your new job and juggling Kevin's care. It's awesome that you get to work at what you love. Remember to take time for yourself and to not stress about things. Hope things continue on the right path for you and Kevin. It's been a long time coming. I still keep you both in thought and prayer, Hallie

Aunt Judy said...

Congrats on the job and your new business taking off. Hope all works out well. You are a strong person and you will get it all organized. Really proud of you.
Love you all.

karen said...

Ah, Leslie, if there is one thing I'm pretty sure of after reading this blog in it's entirety, it is that you will find the balance. But for the moment, you are starting a new job, managing Kevin's care, being a young grama, working on a good solid case of PTSD (or whatever), getting used to a second companion, etc etc etc. You of all people have every right to feeling the stresses of transition.

But it will work out. The new normal will not be the old one, nor the crisis one. I can't wait to hear about it as it develops.


Always thinking of you all.