Posted By Kathleen David on January 8, 2013
Yesterday morning was more exciting that I would have liked. We had to get one more Doctor clear Peter for rehab. There was then a slight hold-up on the other end of things at the rehab who were waiting for clearance from the hospital on the white cell count. Once everyone was satisfied that he was OK, we started the process of getting him from point A to point B which had a lot of hurry up and wait attached to it.
In the middle of all this I got Ariel to the train station to take the train from Orlando to Bridgeport CT. I am happy to report that she made it back to her college and made a new friend on the train as well.
Eventually we did get him to his current location. I like the rehab center and how they do things. This is probably the best fit for him and will get him back to us as soon as possible. They outlined the plan for his recovery and told us what a typical day was for him. Caroline got her questions answered as well.
But this is still the beginning of a very uncertain journey
Eventually we had to say our good-byes to Peter. Caroline didn’t take the parting well. Today she is a little off her game and a bit sad which is nothing unexpected.
Today Caroline and I drove to Atlanta and returned the rental car which was more of an adventure that I would have liked but the person at the counter was amazingly helpful and did everything she could to get the price down.
Now I get to check in daily with various people on staff and with Peter about how things are going. Today was mostly evaluation and the beginning of the game plan to return Current Peter David to pre-stroke Peter David. I do know they had him walking today and he was happy about it.
I want to say again how much I appreciate all the support you have been giving us. It really helps to know that people have your back. I have read every comment, e-mail, message that has come across our e-mails and am touched by how many people have Peter in their thoughts. Y’all (I can use it, I grew up in the south) are a great group of folks and I will never be able to thank you enough.
I am grateful for employees who really know their policies rather than just saying no or I can’t do that.