Posted By Kathleen David on January 11, 2013
First off, Caroline and I are home. The trip was as uneventful as trips go and that was a good thing. The TSA staff in Atlanta did a really good job of keeping the line moving in an efficient manner with a good dose of Southern Hospitality. The Delta staff was helpful to us getting us on and off the plane. We had a very nice seatmate, a Delta Pilot, which always makes the trip easier. And the guy in front of me didn’t move his seat back so my knees were comfortable the whole trip. The car service picked us up and got us home. The cats were so happy to see us. Caroline’s cat, Fig, attached herself to Caroline once she came through the door and spent most of the rest of the evening within arms reach of her.
The only thing that was missing was Peter. Caroline really noticed it when we were going through security. She kept looking to her left. I asked her why and she thought about it for a minute and said that’s always where Dad is when we go through security. Her lower lip quivered for a minute but she took in a breath and slowly let it out and we went on.
As of today, I am moving back to my web log for the day to day about daily life and what is going on. I will be posting here on Peter’s site with an update on Peter probably about once a week or more if there is something big to talk about. On my web log I will be talking pretty much daily about life, the universe and everything which long time readers will tell you that is pretty much what that web log has been. If you are on live journal, I am Puppetmaker40 and have been for many years now.
UPDATE ON PETER:
He is now, with assistance, walking both forwards and backwards. He is working on balance and trying to get the right leg to cooperate with what he wants it to do. There was a minor set back with the arm that is being worked on. He does have a better range of motion than he has had since all this started so we are cautiously happy about it but he has a long way to go.
We were fortunate that they started working his body before he left Florida hospital. They managed to keep him to a point that he could start rehabbing. There are still some issues that just occurred because he lost muscle control on the right side of his body. He never lost feeling on the right side so that is seen as a positive. However there is only so much that can be done and he is working back from that.
UPDATE 1.0 On How You Can Help Peter
A number of you have asked where you can send cards, well wishes, etc to Peter.
Send them to his PO Box and I will be sending things onto him at the rehab center once or twice a week.
The address is
c/o Second Age, Inc.,
P.O. Box 239,
Bayport, NY 11705.
By Monday we will have the donate button up and running.
There will also shortly be announcements about an online auction and a few other activities that will help Peter. I have to be a bit vague because we are still trying to get all our ducks in a row.
I cannot thank you enough for promoting the Crazy 8 Books. It has been a great comfort to us. And I am glad to read that people are enjoying these books.
I am thinking of making a couple of my Phluzzie puppets and doing a raffle for them online. I am working the details out on that one. My question for the group is “Is there any interest in this?”
So please check by on Monday where I will have more things in place and clearer ideas of other plans to help us help Peter.
Again thank you for all your positive energy and help. I really have no idea how I would be making through this as sanely as I am without y’all.