Thanks to everyone for all the comments and emails. I am feeling better, mostly because my friend Beverly came for a few days for a visit. We had some girl time; even going out to a nice dinner and down to the Riverwalk for a bit. I think that's part of my problem - I was always a very social person before all this happened and I don't have any friends here. There's just nobody to go do anything with so I just stay home with Kevin all the time.
Anyway, things are going better so we'll just move on.
Janet - I know you asked about Christian and he is doing somewhat better. They did find that his body isn't creating certain anti-bodies so they gave him a special vaccine. I would love to say he hasn't been sick since, but last weekend he was running a temp of over 105. The ER (like always) has no idea why so they just send him home with an antibiotic.
Kevin is doing phenomenally well. He is saying well over a thousand words and is even spitting out some sentences. I love it when he just says things on his own; more often than not he's having to think it through before getting the words out - which is really a good thing.
Anyway, I will write more next week as it's late and I want to get some sleep.
This blog is dedicated to my son, Kevin, who was critically wounded in Afghanistan on May 31, 2008. My daughter, Brianna, and I left our homes and our lives to be by his side from that day forward.
Here is where you will learn of all of our accomplishments as well as the trials of his recovery of such serious injuries.
Although we have come through the acute stage of his burns, we are now focusing on the rehab for his brain injury. For those of you unaware, Kevin has lost nearly 85% of the function of the left side of his brain, causing him to not be able to do much (yet) with his right side and he can only say a few words so far. He also has to learn to write and he needs to remember everything in his past life.
Basically, we have 'started over'.
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