Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday - 2 Weeks Today

One day at a time as they say.  Hard to believe that 2 weeks ago today, at just about this time, Dan was getting ready to do some work on our boat and needed a couple of parts to begin the job.  He laid out his tools, took off the hatch to the battery compartment, got everything set to go and then hopped on his scooter to get the parts he needed.

And that was the last time he was home.

Dan has been through a rigorous routine of therapies and they are lining things up for his discharge.   He is utterly exhausted at the end of each day because he barely gets a break.  And then at night, his rib pain is such that he can't sleep well.  The bed is not his bed, and he is tired of being here, so discharge will be good news, in a way.  But when that happens (and I'm nervous about that, to be honest), he will have a full dance card of outpatient appointments both for rehabilitation of his body and of his brain.   The brain part especially will be an intensive program, per doctor recommendations.

We have been told that he needs 24 hour supervision for about 3 weeks.  So I'm working on that.

Listen to me and hear me well.  DON'T TALK ON YOUR CELL PHONE WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING!  I have no idea of the situation regarding Dan's accident and if that was a factor.  That's not my point here.  But I have been told by the detective on our case that if someone is in an accident and it is discovered that a cell phone was involved, the charge can go up to a felony. 

Driving is serious business. Pay attention, don't get into competition, don't hurry, be safe. 

That's my lecture for the day.

Again - thank you all - family and friends - for everything.




  1. and NO TEXTING either! It baffles me how someone thinks that they can TEXT and DRIVE at the same time. Okay that's MY lecture :)
    big hugs

  2. Dan, we know you're a stubborn and independent person and their recommendations must be difficult for you to accept! Go with the flow and soon it will all be behind you....there will always be plenty of opportunities for you to assert your will! Panama awaits your return!

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Irene. This has made me more even vigilant and conscious as a driver. And woe be the biker who doesn't have a helmet on--they sure get an earful from me!!--Gail

  4. Dear Irene, Dan and girls~

    We are just catching up to speed on the events of the past 2 weeks and sending every form of positive energy/prayer/meditation your way--(although it sounds like your well on your way to a miraculous recovery, Dan--WAY TO GO!)

    Irene, the blog is a great idea and makes so much sense in a situation like this. Your willingness to pay attention to each aspect of your life is courageous--and your ability to share it through writing is a gift to us all.

    We will stay tuned in and available for anything you might need...
    Meanwhile, know that we are sharing in your sense of gratitude and looking forward to that sail!
    M'Lissa and Giles