Kari headed back to West Virginia University yesterday afternoon. It’s both difficult and exciting seeing her go. She had the same mixed emotions. She brings such amazing energy with her wherever she is. Morgantown is fortunate to have her back.
Kari insisted on taking me out to dinner on Friday night! I’m happy she wouldn’t let me talk her out of it. We had a gift card to Bonefish, and since we both LOVE seafood it was an easy choice. I had a great time and it was nice to breath in the outside nighttime air. She always makes me laugh! We ate so much it hurt. This is what I call a “food hangover”.
I noticed some new eye movement with Ryan last night. For the first time since the beating, he shifted his eyes to gaze right. Sue, Kari, and the nurse confirmed it. I’m not sure what it means, but I apply it to my philosophy “anything new is positive”.
Earlier in the day I put Ryan in the stander. He was good for 4 hours. F-O-U-R! It got me thinking, what is the most he should be upright in one session? Does anyone have any insight or experience? The last thing I want is too much of a good thing. Actually, if I really think about… too much of a bad thing would be worse.
Sue re-introduced Ryan to “real” food. A puree of 2 ounces of apples was included in his evening feeding. We are taking a more systematic approach this time, trying a single new
fruit/vegetable and see how well he tolerates. Then another, and so on. Once we know what he does well with, we then will begin making a mixture, slowly increasing the volume and calculating the nutrition.
Sorry about going emo yesterday. I had a friend tell me it’s the deepest thing he ever read written by some he knows. This comment prompted me to re-read it today and I’m not exactly sure how I came up with something so damn depressing. I think my precarious habit of talking out-loud has migrated to include writing out-loud.
Realizing what I’m capable of writing (and saying), I just want to apologize in advance for offending any person, group of people, vegans, mammals, the elderly, wives, Tea Party members, Cowboy fans, soccer enthusiasts, DMV employees, inconsiderate drivers, chiropractors, helicopter parents, Pitt alum, Microsoft Windows users, swamp people, and those who celebrate Valentine’s Day.