Rehab update…

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the 2 week mark at Magee.  Kevin has been doing some really interesting things in therapy.  As some of you saw Kevin made a facebook post yesterday.  With the help of his therapist, Kevin has been learning how to use a computer with his eyes.  We are hopeful that this will become much easier when he can use both his eyes and voice to control a computer.

The other critical part of the therapy process is helping Kevin to help us direct his care.  A large part of Kevin’s progress is him learning how to tell others what things he needs, what needs particular attention and how to best help him.  Its not easy learning how to live a completely different life but he is learning quickly.

This week…

This week will be pretty eventful.  It sounds like Kevin will take a quick trip over to Jefferson on Thursday morning for an evaluation with the orthopedic surgeon who did the spine stabilization procedure.  We are hopeful everything will check out and he will be one step closer to living with out the neck collar.

Thursday afternoon is our first family meeting with his team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other caregivers.  This meeting should give us a good road map into the next two weeks of therapy, establish some goals for Kevin and answer a good number of questions we all have.

Supporting Kevin…

Again, thank you all for your ongoing support.  An increasing number of you have asked how to make contributions for Kevin’s short and long term needs.  We can not thank you enough.

We have an attorney working on setting up the best possible trust for Kevin that will provide for his needs.  As soon as we have this established we will let everyone know. We just want to make sure we take the correct steps so that Kevin is not at a disadvantage. Thank you all for your patience as this is established.

Next update…

We will do another update tomorrow evening after our family meeting.

Thank you all…

JP

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