Evan Mettie's Journal
Written Nov 17, 2013 10:42pmEvan has been staying healthy, Thank you Lord! It's funny how life is on a roller coaster for so long and then the quiet comes...I keep expecting something to happen, and it did but not to Evan, Baby Makenna was in the hospital for 3 days with viral Meningitus-not the bad bacterial type! We were relieved when she was released on Saturday.
Evan and the Combat Veterans United group rode in the Veterans Day parade, we couldn't have asked for nicer weather-poor Evan was so bundled up I was teasing him about being Ralphie's little brother in the Christmas Story! Afterwards we went to the VFW and Evan was so tired he slept through it, so it was time to go home & give our guy a rest.
We're working with Speech Therapy on facial & tongue sensation, I'm sure Evan hates us rubbing & lightly pinching/pulling his face & lips not to mention the sides of his tongue, he's never going to let us in his mouth after this! We haven't had any luck in Augmentative Communication Therapy except to find what doesn't work, which at this point is everything. But we've learned from Evan to never give up, which reminds of the poem "never give up" that was given to us early on and hangs by the head of Evans bed, you never know whats around the corner, so never give up! Blessings to all
Written Oct 14, 2013 7:41pmOctober 6th around 8:30 PM Makenna Nichole Nason presented us with her vibrant voice! at 8 lb 3 oz and 20 inches long she made herself heard to parents Kira & Nick AND to grandma's listening outside the door Debbie & Denise! lol, we weren't going to miss it for anything.
The new family is doing great, It's been a busy week and I have pictures, of course! We thank God for all our blessings!
Written Oct 3, 2013 2:30pmGosh, I can't believe it's October already, summer's gone in a flash and I can't remember doing any summer activities!
The good news is, Evan has been continually improving, he's stronger and returning to his workouts, Speech Therapy and in general Ornery old self, we like that. He has begun to nod up & down for "yes" and shake his head for "no", he still needs work at it- sometimes he gets halfway through a yes and can't get his head back up, then he sits & grins at us, we tease him about wanting to make us get down on the floor to talk to him and I'm not gonna do it! Then he just laughs and that helps him bring his head back up. He's such a goofball.
We've had a big change in our lives, Dave's 93 yr old father John has moved in with us. We are still working through the adjustment period but he is in very good health, doesn't require much help except cooking meals and is not picky about what he eats. It's a good thing, TV dinners may taste better than some of my dinners, or the lack of them...:)
We took Evan & John to our Central Washington Fair, they enjoyed the Veterans opening ceremony with the Yakama tribe Honor Guard. We did miss the flag raising ceremony, it would be really nice if they (fair officials) could do both in the future.
Our daughter Kira passed her due date which was yesterday, She looks wonderful & feels great. I keep teasing her that she should wait until the 19th, then she could help celebrate Evan & my mothers birthdays. For some reason she's saying no way. Lol
Blessings from the Metties