Today is day 21. Three weeks ago everything was normal.
This morning was a tough one for me. Watching Garren sit nearly motionless is agonizing. I haven’t heard his voice in three weeks. I haven’t seen him be silly, make a sarcastic remark. He hasn’t given me a hug. He hasn’t complained about...anything.
Garren continued his second day of therapy today.
Each Thursday the rehab team meets to discuss each of the patients, and to set goals for both Garren and for us.
Garren’s doctor wants to conduct a sleep test on Garren. She thinks he may have a form of sleep apnea. This can happen as a result of the part of the brain that was injured. He will be tested tomorrow. This will help her figure out the best way to proceed. One of the things they want to do along with the therapy is give Garren some neuro-stimulants. There are quite a few medications that can help stimulate brain activity. Whatever medication she chooses, in conjunction with continued therapy, should help Garren to continue to wake up.
Nancy and I are working toward getting into a normal routine this next week. The plan is for whoever is staying home that night to be home in time for the girls to get home from school. Hopefully this will help us all get some sort of normality, and also give us the chance to get some more restful down time.
I am really excited about this weekend. Southbrook Monroe Campus is celebrating 2 years as a campus this weekend. We're having lunch right after the service. There are some other things planned, but since I've been out of the loop I don't know what those are. I am definitely planning to be there to celebrate. Why don't you bring a friend, and come join us?
Also, I will be sharing in each of our services this weekend. I'll be at the Weddington Campus at both 9am and 11am services. Then I'll be at the Monroe Campus during the 11am service. I can't wait to see many of you there.