It was wonderful, beautiful...lovely! Being next to Cale all night! It made leaving to night a lot harder for both of us. I didn't sleep very much all night, and at one point, Cale moved a little and his arm bumped me. His eyes flew open and he had a scared look on his face! He forgot I had joined him! Haha!
He was really upset this morning and was saying over and over how this isn't home. He said, "Here is dumb!" I asked if he thought Palo Alto was better and he said, "Yes! Lots!" Poor guy!
We made a list today of Good Things Here...
* We're together
* We're in Washington finally
* Cale is still making progress
* They have Bingo
* and...they have therapy dogs too!
We met one of three that come to his unit this morning. I didn't have my camera with me today, so I missed lots of pictures, but as you know, they will be coming! ;) We were let in on Sally's favorite treat, so that's being added to the grocery list!
Cale wasn't too excited about the constant stream of new faces and loads of questions, but he did so well! He even showed off a little in PT and OT! This was so great to see because maybe that will continue and he'll keep going strong. We had quite the discussion today about why I'm so proud of him. He is so amazing and works so hard everyday and he doesn't even understand why! He was telling the staff that he's fine and all better. I know that must be frustrating, but every time they ask him why he's working so hard, he says, "I love Kathleen" with a really big smile. Does that just make your heart smile? I know it does mine!
Thank you for praying for us. This has been such a challenge! I don't even know why it's been so hard, other than that's what happens with everything when I'm tired. Today was basically meeting with each therapist and talking about what things are going to look like. I was thinking therapy's were going to slow down a lot, but that's not the case! I think it's a good thing though because too much down time doesn't work so well for Cale. Tomorrow is the big team meeting, so we'll see how that goes, and what the plan is! I was pretty teary eyed today, and at a point that I was seriously rethinking our escape plan and how we might actually be able to get away with it...just kidding...!
The exciting thing is that it's very home based...all the therapists are looking at what we can do to make home easier. A few things that I brought up as goals, I was told are actually the really hard things! That all has to do with his brain healing more. We're also going to be taking steps for me to be out of therapy. I expressed that I would really like to still be in some because I think it helps me know where he's at and to bring those thoughts and ideas home with us, but it's time for me to step back...yikes!
It was a crazy day and this afternoon all I was able to do was drop my luggage off in my room, and went right back out the door! Hopefully, tonight I'll get sleep and tomorrow I'll finally get showered. It's a new day and I'm gonna rejoice and be glad in it!
If you think about it, and talk to me at any point, remind me that this is just for a short time and that we are getting closer to home! Thanks! :)
Here are a few pictures from yesterday!
This was on our white board when I got to the hospital yesterday! If anyone from 7D reads this...we miss you guys too!!! SO much!
Time to go! In the van and ready to get on the road! Cale was ready...not sure how ready I was!
Our First Class seats! We were so spoiled!
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Tonight I'm so thankful that when my body and mind feel so tired and weak, God is my strength! When everything feels so scary and unknown, when the walls around me feel like they're closing in, God is my refuge!