Happy Birthday America!!! That’s something I always used to say to Eric on this day and it made him laugh, he thought it was such a retarded thing to say but I don’t care. So I’m saying this to you this year instead, Happy Birthday America!!
Today’s visit with Eric made me absolute exhausted. He is so active and restless. He’s moving all over the place, pulling the tubs, trying to pull the trachea, trying to get out of the bed, trying to get out of the chair…. The night nurse told me that he had kept them all extremely busy last night; it was her toughest night in many years. Of course it’s wonderful to see him move around, but at the same time we’re worried that he will end up doing something so he will hurt himself. He most likely will, knowing Eric! We brainstormed different ideas on how we could protect him from getting hurt, the easiest way would be to tie him down in bed but that’s against the law so we can’t do that. For a while I thought I was going to have to spend the night, he needs someone sitting by the bed all night and how easy is it to find someone on a day like this? Well Eric finally fell asleep so I went home, hopefully tonight won’t be the same as last night.
He’s getting better, and unfortunately for us, he is going to act worse before it gets better. That’s just how the recovery process is for patients with a brain injury. Man, I’m really looking forward to the stage…uff.