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.