Today I will write the blog… Gina, Eric’s oldest sister ~
Well Eric is going to remain at Legacy due to the fact that he decided to get up in the middle of the night and stand by his bed. A nurse walked by his room and noticed him standing there. Needless to say, they have decided it could be “risky business” to return him to the Rehab Spa, maybe in a few days. Eric did get a new trach today, a bit smaller than the last one but not quite what we had wanted. It’s still a move in the right direction so that’s a good thing.
Today when I arrived at TRACU Eric was in the chair. It was great to see him moving all around, but hard at the same time. His neck is not strong yet so his head keeps pointing down. I kept wanting to push it up and make it stay there. He’s not quite there yet. In his own “Eric” way, he indicated to us that he wanted to get out of the chair. He untied his belt, kicked off his socks and was literally trying to get out of the chair. ACE and the nurse helped him while he moved his feet and legs, pretty cool. Once back in the bed he seemed a bit bothered but then calmed down pretty quickly. I sat there with him for awhile and he slept peacefully. Funny how much he looks like our Dad.
Tomorrow Anna-Carin and I will attend a brain injury support group. It should be informative and surreal. What a special way for ACE to celebrate her birthday. :>