Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 1355 - Feb 12, 2012

On Thursday we went to BAMC so that the doctor could see how well the Botox has worked.  He was happy with the results as well, but felt we needed new braces for his wrist, hand and elbow.  We ended up being there over 4 hours while a new brace was actually designed for his hand as we decided to focus on it first..  Kevin is already struggling with it because it has his hand opened and it's honestly the first time in nearly 4 years it's been this extended.  He's hurting.

So while at BAMC a football player from the 49ers was visiting all the wounded soldiers.  His name is Riki Ellison and here are a couple of pics of Kevin with him and his Super Bowl rings.

And on Friday Kevin had his wisdom teeth removed - finally!  He did very well, but then again he was put under, lol.  So I was nervous not knowing how he was going to handle it, but we came home and when he was really struggling with the pain I gave him a pill and sent him for a nap.  When he woke up he was fine and has needed no additional pain meds since.  Matter of fact, he and Efren actually went to the movies that night.  I sure don't remember it being that easy when I had mine removed, hehe.

Last night we did something very different.  We actually went to a mystery dinner theater event at The Spaghetti Warehouse.  It really was kinda corny, but we still had a good time.  Kevin doesn't want to go again though,  but that's ok.  Life's all about new experiences, right?

And this about sums up our week.  My brother will be leaving on Wednesday to go to Florida to visit our parents and Kevin and I are leaving town next Saturday, but I'll explain more about that next week.


Wife of a Wounded Soldier said...

YAY! I hope the pain in his head and jaw are now gone with his wisdom teeth out. I know I didn't have that easy of recovery but I find with our wounded warriors the minor things aren't so bad since they have endured so much pain in the past.

Leslie said...

Hi Leslie!! I have been awarded the "Liebster Blog Award" and am passing it along to you as per the rulz!

Lauri Hersh said...

It seems like Kevin is a nice boy. Having your wisdom tooth removed and your fingers stretched can be a bit gruesome. He'll get over it with the help of modern technology and pain relievers. It'll be a piece of cake!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Soldiers' Angels Member & I want you to know your entire family's in my thoughts & prayers! You're all an inspiration & I think it's awesome you and your daughter left to be by his side. You'll "hear" from me soon. =) ~Jennie in Indiana

Long-time RN said...

Those rings look great on Kevin's hand! Wow! Sure hope removing those teeth take care of those pain issues. Good reading your updates, Leslie.