Hello everyone, Caleb continues to do well and is speaking more everyday - just short little phrases, but it is a start.
We walked to the river and watched the skateboarders yesterday who religiously arrive at dusk to practice their jumps at Secretaries park. Caleb was riveted. When I later tucked Caleb into bed, I realized that he was urgently attempting to tell me about his recollections of his accident. " I started to go crazy and couldn't stay on and the board hit me in the head". I think he feels the board hit him rather than him hitting the road...but the fact that he is remembering is telling - To face your fears is healing..and Caleb wants to go there.
For those curious about people on the blog - Shaye is Caleb's good friend who was driving the truck which Caleb latched onto just prior to his accident. Settie is married to Shaye's brother, Zack and is indeed the woman behind the incredible voice on Shaye and Kai's movie. Sky, as you know is my one of my adopted daughter's who is responsible for setting up this blog and Cedar is her brother, Caleb's best friend from day one. Kevin is one of my cherished friends who makes me laugh and he runs the local liquor store.( a good friend to have) Lisa introduced herself quite well and the rest I think you can figure out.
Life at Spaulding can be difficult to watch. Some of the poor critters up here with head injuries have turned into monsters - demanding, obnoxious, pushy and frightening in a way. This can be common with head injury. Caleb, on the other hand has just turned sweeter than ever. He will attempt a thank you when he is feeling sick , apologizes for vomiting, and is as kind as ever a person has been. It seems to have amplified all the good already in him. He has become the model of how I wish to be. I shall try to never complain again about the little annoyances, or procrastinate because I am tired, or concentrate on all the aches and pains.....I will close one eye and will try to see as clearly as he does.