I spent all day at the hospital yesterday. Dan and I had a nice day together. He slept on and off. We managed to catch a little bit of sunshine, getting a wheelchair pass and stepping out the door into the fresh air for the first time (for Dan) in 10 days or so. It felt so good and Dan was clearly into it. But when we got back to the room he went deep into sleep and slept through his dinner tray arriving.
Today began a week of intensive daily therapies. I go back to work tomorrow and will be just a few floors below him so will be able to go up to say hi and check in. There is a meeting of his entire team of doctors, nurses and therapists tomorrow around 2 which I've been asked to attend. Kevin will probably join me for that as a second pair of ears. Or third if you count Dan's!
Lastly, I want to let you know that my lack of response to emails, phone calls, texts, etc., is not personal. I have to be careful about how much time I spend on the phone or emailing because I am trying to get my own strength back and preserve my energy. The "no visitors" restriction is for Dan's good. He is exhausted and his brain injury is serious. The best therapy for his healing is to rest, to only be stimulated in the way the pro's want to stimulate him for therapeutic reasons. Visitors (other than family) put a strain on him at this point. So please don't be hurt or take any of this personally.
I appreciate all that you are doing, praying, thinking, sending - all the love. But we need to maintain his safe, quiet place for a bit longer.
Thanks for understanding.