Posted By Kathleen David on January 16, 2013
But it was a baby step so not too bad.
UPDATE ON PETER:
We had mostly good news from his recovery team with only one what I am hoping is small set back. He has made vast improvements in a week and the team is feeling very positive about the next couple of weeks. We also have a tentative date when he might be coming home. This is only tentative and may change depending on so many different things but at least there is a date in sight and we have an idea of what is next for him.
Now I need some recommendations of places for outpatient therapy for stroke victims out in Suffolk Country Long Island. So if anyone has any recommendations or someone that might be able to help, you can write to me at puppetmaker (at) gmail (dot) com or comment here. I want to get those ducks in a row before he comes home since a lot of paper work needs to be done.
There is a new “how to help Peter” entry at Peter’s web site (www.peterdavid.net) which includes a donate button that we are working with Hero Initiative to donate to the cause. The Hero Initiative has been so helpful through all this. We can’t thank them enough for all they have done and are doing.
THE REST OF THE ENTRY (which may or may not have to do with Peter but probably will):
Today I am going to my Kung-fu class for the first time in a while. I am looking forward to it because I have missed it but am concerned that if I unwind, I am going to just lose it. I figure either way, it will be good for me to do and I have a great Sifu.
Caroline’s busy calendar keeps going. She is happy to be back in the mix of the familiar. She has friends to talk to in school. And she made it into band this term which she really wanted to do.
It is the little things I am starting to notice. Now that we have had the big wave of coming home and sorting things out (I spent a good long time on the phone about various things yesterday), I start to notice things like that the ice cube trays are staying full. Milk and other food staples are sticking around longer. One less person eating in a house does reduce the amount of food that needs to be bought. Laundry is just the two of us and Caroline’s clothes just don’t take up that much space in the washer. There is a Peter sized hole in the house and we need him back to fill it.
I know when he does get back, things are going to be very different. Right now we are sorting out how different and what is going to have to change here so he can safely live here. It is the beginning of a journey at the conclusion of another.
I am grateful for any information I can find that can help Peter.