Today Nick graduated to wearing a pink wristband instead of a red one. This means he is allowed to get in and out of bed/wheelchair with only my assistance. He can also be left unattended while in the chair. We’ve got those chair transfers down smooth now! Well, he does. HE has those transfers down smooth. I just stand there incase he accidentally slides out. Oh god, if he slid down and hit his fresh stumps straight into the floor he would be set back weeks. Those wounds would just pop right open. Ewwwww!
We spent an hour with a couple of guys hosting a peer visit seminar by the Amputee Coalition. Now, Nick is NOT the support-group kind of guy! But those guys were alright, and it certainly will be nice to be around other people who have gone through this. Maybe we’ll go to one or two group meetings later this year, but we both feel like we have our own extensive “support group.” So what if his friends aren’t amputees or people with spinal cord injuries? We’ve got a lot of love an support, and there’s no shortage of motivation and drive for him to return to a normal life.