Is Neil really sick? I don't think so. I think he's trying to make sense of why he's in the hospital and what exactly is going on. We have explained about his accident many times, and he understands when we tell him, but his memory issues make it hard for him to remember. He does get occasional headaches and he gets pretty tired by the afternoon, but he usually admits that he feels good.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Neil is enjoying being able to reach out to friends through texting. His eyesight makes it hard to read what comes in, so he has me read them for him (better not write anything too personal). He's been trying to send on his own. Sometimes he asks for my help and I try to get him into "word" mode so that most of what he writes makes sense. Other times he pushes the send button before I can check it. If you got a message saying "46 pick", he was trying to say "I'm sick" (try it in word mode sometime).
This is Neil chillin' after a hard day of therapy. You can see the side of his head where part of his skull has been removed. It will be replaced after we leave Kessler. His phone is in his hand and he's busy texting his cryptic message: 46 pick. That's okay. He's getting better and he'll be home soon.