It is one of those times when I feel like making a list is the best (and easiest) way to cover all the things that are happening. I also get the impression that you like this every once-in-a-while too. It’s the best way I found to synch up with you and give a snapshot of life in the Diviney
household therapuetic hospital.
So, here you go:
- Chick Magnet Article. Although not formally announce, the author told me it did not make it into the running as a finalist. Sure, this is disappointing, but the article did bring more attention to Ryan and the struggles he faces each day. It helped keep him relevant. Please know how thankful I am for all the support. You guys are the best!
- Kari. It felt like just yesterday that she came bursting through the door to begin her winter break. Sadly, she returned to WVU yesterday morning to begin the spring semester on Monday. I miss her… so much.
- Anniversary. Today marks the two-year and two-month anniversary of the night Ryan was senselessly surrounded then beaten by Austin Vantrease and Jonathan May. I miss him… so much.
- Baclofen. Ryan will get another reduction on Thursday, January 12th. The dosage will be decrease from 155mcg to 135mcg (12.9%). If he tolerates this well, I plan on his next one taking him to at least 120mcg.
- Concrete Project. It is poured and set-up enough for foot (or paw) traffic. It looks better than I imagined. I’ll post pictures after the landscape is graded.
- HBOT. Ryan started his thirty-day cycle back in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber two days ago. He spends two sessions of ninety minutes each (three hours total) every day.
- Chick Magnet. What can I say? It’s still in the shop. I’m beginning to forget exactly when it went in, but I seem to recall it was before or around Thanksgiving. No word on when it will be ready.
- Kitchenette. It’s wonderful! Thank you Blue Moon Construction.
- Respiratory. Ryan’s was fighting a cough for three weeks. I could tell it wasn’t in the lungs and must have been coming from higher-up in the airway. Initially, I thought he might not be managing his saliva well. Then I was concerned he had something happening with his sinuses. Now, I think it might have been poinsettias that were in the house over the holiday. They were removed yesterday and he had his best night in weeks. We’ll just have to see how the next few days go. Anyhow, just add this to the list of reasons I now despise Christmas (including bins of decorations blocking doorways (or just put into piles), a wreath blowing through my yard, and an undecorated tree still up in the family room). Buh-humbug seems appropriate.
I suppose that covers all the major events.