I’ve decided to get Eric up in a wheelchair daily and it looks like he’s on board with my plan. He didn’t get any OT or PT time today, which really bugs me, so we took care of it ourselves. Eric moved over to the wheelchair with a little help from the nurse and I. And since no one truly believes Eric’s progress I decided to have Eric show them. He wheeled himself out of the room to the nurse floor in the middle of the action. Everyone just stopped and looked at him. “Whey to go Eric, nice to see you out here”, they said. I was a proud wife, couching him forward. It took more effort for him today then yesterday, I know he was very tired due to all the activity yesterday. But Eric kept on pushing himself forward, minimal steps, but he was moving forward. I just helped him here and there. I asked him several times if he was tired and wanted to stop, but he was determined to show them all what he could do. And he did!
We took a well-deserved break in the Children’s Garden. Anyone walking by probably thought Eric and I was just like any romantic couple in love, Eric looked like any man wearing a hospital gown (and a trach). What they didn’t know was that this was the first time this couple had a romantic moment in 79 days so the hugs and kisses was better then ever 😉 …beep…beep…no more comments! I couldn’t help it but tears came rolling down my chin while we were sitting there. I miss having Eric around so darn much so it hurts. The house is so empty without him. I told him that’s why I cried so he gave me a hug as comfort. He’s not coming across scared about the situation, and he acts very calm. I’m sure he knows just as much as I do that he will be ok. It’s just the time and the unknown that’s hard to deal with.