Nick was notably chipper today. He had a spring to his step. Or a glisten to his glide. A rock to his roll. Whatever. Not really sure what it was, but today was a good day for him. He got wrapped all up in plastic this morning, so as not to get his back brace or wound dressings wet. Then he was wheeled into the shower to get his hair washed with running water. I guess we really take this simple luxury for granted until we’ve been forced to sponge bathe while lying down for four weeks.
Therapy was radical today also. He’s been dreaming of lying on his stomach for weeks now. Well, he finally got to roll completely over and feel the mat beneath his chest. That’s how he likes to sleep,(he has the snore power to prove it), so it’s been killing him to sleep on his back every night.
The strangest thing has been happening the past few days. Nick is losing his eyebrows. It started with the left one, about 4-5 days ago. We didn’t think too much of it because he’s on so many medicines, and his body went through so much trauma. That is, until today. I saw him this morning, and BAM SHAZAM!! The freakin right eyebrow is half gone! Overnight! He already lost his feet, now his eyebrows!?!? That’s truly the definition of adding insult to injury. Actually he doesn’t really care. But I do! I’m the one looking at him day in and day out.
But with Seth’s help, I think we figured it out. During Nicks’s spinal surgery they had him face down for 13+ hours. When he came out of it, he was very red and swollen across his unibrow line and between his nipples. It stayed that way for days and days. It was as if they laid him on two bars that stretched across his face and chest. He has a patch of missing hair across his chest too now. It’s Mantastic!
A big special thanks for Keith Levesque for setting up the online poker game. And thank you to our friends who played with Fener! Cooksey won (but that’s just because he followed the Phil Plumbworth school of poker). Nick really enjoyed playing, and hopes to get in on other games in the future. Both online and in person when he can sit for longer periods of time.
And lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to everyone who has clicked on the paypal link (some, more than once!) and to those who have contributed in other ways. It does not go unnoticed, and we will both strive to someday return the favors (in a less dramatic situation hopefully!)