Thursday, July 3, 2008

Feeling great

Kevin's been better then I've seen him in quite some time today. Of course I usually see him most when he's inpatient and undergoing chemo, but that's when I'm needed most. Kevin's very active today, great spirits, and his typical comical personality. We watched a movie this afternoon and around 5:30 or 6 I noticed he had quite a bit of energy. We went for a walk around the second floor a few times, then stopped in the play room. We engaged in an epic battle of Battleship, probably for 30 or 40 minutes. I was really proud of him, because I won (in a close game) and he was very well behaved and even humorous in defeat. He kept lifting his battleship up that I sunk earlier in the game, and would say "I'm on fire, I'm on fire, abandon ship, help us out here". The nurses were all pleased to see Kevin walking around and in good spirits. It's almost odd being inpatient when he feels so well. I came in much earlier then usual for the night shift (around 2:30) because I wasn't able to see Kevin last night. My flight out of Detroit was a disaster. Let's just say I was in the terminal from 7 p.m. until close to 3 a.m. Finally when we were all about to give up the plane we were waiting for from Columbus landed. I didn't get into Memphis until 4:30 and after a 45 minute nap on the ride here, couldn't fall alseep at the Target house until it was light out. Needless to say I look forward to an early night, although seeing Kevin so well has given me plenty of addrenaline to pull me through thus far. It looks like he's getting out tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully we'll be able to watch some fireworks or something tomorrow night. It was rough not seeing Kevin for a full week, but it was also nice to sleep in last weekend. I hope everybody has a fun and safe 4th of July.

Take Care,

Eric

1 comment:

terri braswell said...

I am glad to hear that Kevin is feeling so well. I am sorry to hear about the staph infection. I hope ya'll are able to get out tomorrow and enjoy some fireworks. That is great that his counts are coming up so well. Hope you all have a restful night. Much love, Terri and heather