Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1276 - Nov 27, 2011

There's not a whole lot to say today. We didn't really do anything all weekend. It's been kinda cold here so we just stayed in.

I do have a few pics to show you of Christian though. Breezy and Chris took him to get his hair cut today and the lady buzzed it all off. Breezy was near tears she was so upset. Yes, it was a shock to see, but he's still cute no matter what! Take a look (these were taken with Breezy's phone):

Honestly, he looks so grown up now, doesn't he?

Here are a couple from the other day. Notice his top tooth! It took forever for him to get them, but he got both bottoms and one top all in one day, lol.

You have to laugh at this one. He will NOT allow anyone to touch his teeth so Breezy had to make him laugh while I snapped the pic. It's how we figured out he got teeth in the first place, lol.

So this week my parents are coming for a visit. They arrive on Wednesday and will be here for a full week! We have some exciting things planned to do some of the days, but it's supposed to be kinda cold all week so we'll see.

And that's pretty much it. I'll be back on Friday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 1273 - Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I meant to come on here earlier today and post that, but I just never got to it. I trust everyone had a fantastic day? We did! It was just the 4 of us, but that was ok. Dinner turned out great and we all just kinda vegged out.

Johnny is here and he is spending time with Kev because Breezy and I went shopping. I am going to sign off early because we just got home from round 1 and are heading back out later today for round 2. I am hoping to get some sleep pretty quick so my feet can stop burning and I can do it all over again.

Crazy, huh? Especially as I don't really have much to buy - Breezy's gift is already purchased and Kevin's gift is something a bit different.

Anyway, gonna sign off and hit the hay. Catch y'all on Monday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 1269 - Nov 20, 2011

We didn't really do much of anything this weekend. Yesterday we did make a run to Target and we did pop in to check on our little guy. Breezy ended up taking him to the hospital because he was running a temp of 105 the night before last. He had another ear infection so they gave him a shot of antibiotics and sent him on his way. Luckily the meds worked as he is feeling better today. I sure wish he would get past all these ear infections.

Today I scrapped most of the day and Kevin watched tv. He actually purchased the WWE PPV and I can't tell you how excited he was to watch it. He called me into his room so often to show me this part and that part, lol. I just wish he had friends to watch it with. It's so sad that he doesn't.

Oh - I almost forgot...the meeting with the oral surgeon went well, but he really can't get Kevin in until 2 days before Christmas. We took the appt, but Kevin is saying 'no' now because he won't be able to eat Christmas dinner. I guess I'll have to call back tomorrow and change it. I don't blame Kevin one bit - holiday dinners are the best!

That's pretty much it. We really had a boring weekend. We don't do much on Saturdays and Sundays because it's always so busy out there...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 1266 - Nov 17, 2011

Not a whole lot happened this week. Kevin had a dentist appointment yesterday to get some more work done. The new dentist is really a great guy as well. I mentioned to him that the oral surgeon never called, but sent a note to have an evaluation done at the end of December. I told him that I was concerned about Kevin being in pain that length of time and he apparently called the oral surgeon and asked him to move up our appointment. The surgeon called today and we now have an appointment tomorrow morning at 8 AM. Yay! But yikes!

We are also waiting on orthotics to call because Kevin's knee is hyper-extending again. He just came out to the kitchen to get his nightly jug of water and could barely make it back to his room. He had already taken his brace off and it's even worse when it's off, but he's once again doing it with his brace on too. I sure hope they call soon! We are thinking that orthotics might just need to adjust his brace and it will at least help while it's on.

I'm also hoping the guy comes soon with the remotes for his light and fan in his room. Also a soap dispenser for his shower. I try to always take care of turning his lights on/off when his brace is off his foot because I worry about him falling, but sometimes I am just busy or sleeping and he does it himself. I started this process for the remotes guy months ago - I honestly just don't know why this stuff takes so long.

It's the same with his shower chair. His cracked a long time ago and we are still waiting on a replacement. Kevin has been standing in the shower now and that scares the crap outta me. He has no brace on and he's standing on a slippery tiled floor. It's a recipe for disaster, if you ask me.

Please VA - please hurry with this stuff!

And in other news, Kevin bought himself the new Call Of Duty game for his XBox. He is actually able to play it and is having a blast. LuAnne - Kev mentioned that Mig must have it? When I asked if any of his friends did have it he clearly said "MIG". He is talking up a storm now and coming up with so many words on his own. It's just awesome!

And our little man is pretty sick again. He is just sick all the time, isn't he? Breezy took him to the docs today because he's been running a high temp ever since he got his flu shot. It's to be expected for a couple days, but it's been nearly a week and he is throwing up and just restless as all get out. I think his fever got up to nearly 104 today too. I feel so bad for him and I know it's exhausting for Breezy too. They actually ended up staying here last night because she started feeling sick too and I helped with taking care of him.

Anyway, the doc sent him for bloodwork and a urine test. So far everything's clear, but it will be days before all the results are in. Keep him in your thoughts, please.

And I guess this book is long enough for tonight, lol. I really started off with nothing to say...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 1262 - Nov 13, 2011

Kevin and Efren went out on Friday night as it was Efren's birthday and rather than take the night off, he asked Kevin to celebrate with him! They first went out to dinner and then one of Efren's friends is in a band so they went to the concert. It was right up Kevin's alley as it was screamo music and I am gathering they had a great time!

On Saturday we didn't do too much. We did hit Home Depot so that I could get my Christmas present for Breezy and Chris early.

And that's pretty much it for the weekend. Today we did absolutely nothing. Kevin watched movies and I scrapped. We're pretty boring, eh?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 1259 - Nov 10, 2011

Kevin, Breezy and Efren went to the Humor for Heroes comedy show last night while I babysat. I'm not so sure if Kevin will go again because Breezy told me he played games on his phone after a while. I know Kevin struggles sometimes when there's a lot of talking and when it's fast talk like comedians he starts zoning out. It's strange though because he has no trouble following if it's on a DVD or a CD, but I am guessing it's because there are too many other noises and things to overwhelm him when it's live.

So today Kevin wasn't feeling well and we had to cancel his OT appt. He was also to see the psychologist. It never dawned on me until now that it was probably because they went last night. Duh!

Other than this, we didn't really do anything this week so I guess I'll just sign off.

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all for your service!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 1255 - Nov 6, 2011

We had a really great weekend! Yesterday our community had its annual "Fall Festival" which was basically a huge block party right in front of the house. They had a live band and tons of games for the kids. They also had a bouncy house and a local pizza company came with an old fire truck that had a brick oven on the back of it and they baked small pizzas for anybody that wanted some. I had a great time - Kevin so so. There really isn't anyone here that's his age - I guess it would be uncool to be somewhere like this if you're 23 so he was pretty much on his own. He did talk to quite a few of the neighbors, but they are mostly in their 30's here. It did at least got him out for a bit and that's a good thing.

Tonight made up for it though! Tonight Kevin and I went to see STOMP! and Mary went with us too! Kevin loved it - again! We saw it when Kevin was just a young'un - many years ago in Pittsburgh. He loved it then and when he saw it was coming to SA, he asked to go. We really had a wonderful time! AND Kevin learned the longest sentence yet in honor of the occasion. He can now say "I saw STOMP! a long time ago in Pittsburgh"!!!! Honestly, he usually drops the IN, but he gets the rest. This momma is so proud!

That's pretty much it for the weekend so I guess I'll sign off. Catch y'all on Friday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 1252 - Nov 3, 2011

Halloween was a really nice night - both because of the weather and we sat over at Jen's (neighbor) with a couple of other families and handed out candy over there. Even Kevin did! I tried to get Kev to dress up but he just didn't want to this year. Our little guy did though:

He was one of the toys in the Toy Story movie!

Tuesday Kevin had two appointments. The first was with a psychologist. He is going to see this doctor on a sorta regular basis for a while. After him we met with our Polytrauma doc and just had a normal check-up of sorts. All is mostly well. We are still waiting on ENT to set up an appt and see if there is a problem with Kevin's ear or if it's his teeth or what. He has some pretty bad pain now and we are medicating every night pretty much. I hope they hurry.

We are also having OT appts both this week and next to coincide with the Botox treatment we had a couple of weeks ago. Kev is doing really well with it this time around.

And today while leaving the VA we saw Daniel (the guy in the attack with Kevin). I snapped a pic of the two of them:

And to end here are just a few more photos of both my boys:

Aren't they both just so cute? LOL!