Posted on July 16, 2016
A few days ago, Scott was moved from Royal Oak Beaumont to the RIM traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facility at the DMC. He is making remarkable progress (all things considered). Below is an update from his beautiful wife Lisa on his journey yesterday.
Day 45: A day late.
Yesterday was a pretty good day. In the morning, Scott asked me when we were going home. I explained that the doctors and therapists were assessing him and would give us an idea on Tuesday. I also explained that it would likely be a month or longer.
He broke down crying and said he just wanted to go home and see the kids. He promised he'd do all of his therapy at home. It was so heartbreaking. I told him that we weren't ready to leave, but that I could bring the kids to see him anytime. He didn't like that response either.
He did pretty well at his multiple therapy session, especially considering that it was only his second day of an aggressive three plus hours of therapy a day. Far more than he was receiving at Beaumont, so quite a big adjustment.
I had a chiropractor appointment and massage scheduled in the afternoon, so Jules came down to sit with Scott while I was gone. After my appointments and a quick shower at home, I picked up Marty from our neighbor's home and took him back downtown with me, so that he could see his Daddy.
Our daughter was headed up North with my mom and step-dad. and our middle son was spending the day/night with my brother and sister-in law an hour away in Romeo, so only our youngest was available. But I figured that it was probably best for Scott to see the kids individually right now, and that I can have the older two brought down throughout the week next week.
When we entered Scott's room, he was thrilled to see Marty and Marty was thrilled to see him! They spent a few minutes cuddling/snuggling together, but then Scott was up, trying to pack his bags and thought we had come to pick him up and take him home. :(
Jules and Marty had to leave at that point, and his afternoon sitter from the previous day (a very strong, no-nonsense taking gentleman) had to come and neutralize the situation. I was really impressed with the way he handled Scott. He just sat him down on the couch and told him that he needed to be in the rehab facility to recover, so that he could go home to his family and that it wasn't going to happen today.
Things calmed down after that. Scott is very restless when he isn't busy doing something, so if he is sitting or laying in bed, he seems to need to get up every 5-10 minutes. His sitters have been so good at walking him around until he's ready to go sit/lay back down again.
His afternoon sitter is especially good at this. He constantly tells Scott how much he loves walking, and is always asking Scott if he is ready for his next walk. So far, their record is about 20 minutes. Pretty impressive.
That's about it for the day. It went pretty well overall. I'll take it.
Please continue to keep sending Scott your prayers, positive thoughts, chants, healing energy and good vines. They are working, but we still have so far to go, and many obstacles to overcome.
Please continue to pray, send healing energy and vibes to this amazing family...they have been helping and are still very much needed!