Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A run down kind of a week

So it's been almost a week since I've posted and I don't think I've taken any pictures in about that long either so I can't just throw up a few pics and call it a day! Chase started us out last Wed. with a cold. He was kind enough to share it with Summer who had it Thursday who gave it to me as of Saturday who spread it to Skye by Saturday night who shared with Lexi by Sunday morning who gave it to Frankie by this morning. Brad just said, hey I'm the only one who is safe in this house!! I told him that was another benefit to his getting more hours at work. Less time in this germ infested house!! lol

It hasn't been the world's worst cold, but I am just really, really tired. I think we all are. Yesterday Chase and Summer slept until 11 am so I guess they had some sleep they needed to catch up on!

Prior to getting the cold today Frankie has had a rather unusual week. Last week, 2 days in a row he remembered pretty much next to nothing. Didn't know what was wrong with him, forgot about his accident, where we lived, all kinds of things. Since his accident he's always had long and short term memory problems but he's never completely not known what was wrong with him. He just didn't know why he felt weird, like he couldn't do anything. So that was strange. Then he was pretty much back to normal for a few days. Then yesterday he was remembering every little thing!

I was talking to Summer and Chase trying to get them to let me clean them up by saying if we got cleaned up we were going bye-bye and Frankie called to me from the other room, I can go bye-bye too if you need my help. So I was like, great! It really will be a big help because these two don't do too great going from store to store alone with me. So that was a bit different for him, now if he's up and about he'll always want to go with me, but he doesn't want to get moving normally unless he has to.

Then, we were going to the grocery store and Target so I wanted to print out some coupons on the computer before we left. He and S&C are downstairs and I tell him what I'm doing and I'll be about 10 minutes (I still tell him all these things knowing full well he may forget in 2 minutes). Well of course the printer is acting up, my ink cartridge has to be changed, then it has to be realigned then the computer locks up and needs rebootting, so after about 10 minutes he's yelling up to me, am I ready yet? I tell him no, printer problems need a few more minutes and I kind of scratch my head, interesting he would still remember what I'm doing and that I said 10 minutes. Well this went on for about a half hour. Every 2 or 3 minutes he's yelling are you ready? Hey Kris, what's taking so long! Kris, are we leaving yet? For him to be on me like white on rice like this was REALLY new! He made me a nervous wreck trying to hurry and get out the door, but that was ok! LOL.

Then Lexi and Skye had soccer practice at 6:30, the babies bedtime. So I was going to drop them off, go home and back to pick them up. So we drop them off and start driving home and Frankie's like, how long is practice, 90 minutes? Why don't we just stay and watch them? I'm like, are you sure? The babies will be cranky because it's past their bed time and we'll have to watch from inside the car because the bugs are out and the babies are in their PJs and he says that's cool, let's watch. So we went back and did just that! Normally, he doesn't do much suggesting of things to do, just goes with the flow. And he wouldn't want to sit in the car for that long or not want to be away from home if he didn't have to be, so THAT was very unusual!

Then last night after getting home, getting babies to sleep, fixing dinner, eating, cleaning up, getting the girls to bed, it was about 10:00. Brad came home from work and the 3 of us were talking and Frankie was telling him about the girls practice and that we watched and about our shopping earlier in the day. My mouth almost hit the floor!!! This is a man who usually can't remember what you talked about 10 minutes ago, can't remember what he had for breakfast today, etc. So THAT was very unusual!

Now this morning, he woke up with a cold and so is feeling run down but he was helping Chase during therapy and has yelled up to me twice now that he wants me to come down, he's bored. So I'm going to wrap this up, and hope that at least maybe these are signs that he is still getting a little bit better, even though it's been 2 years since his accident, and will continue to improve over the coming months. Nothing would make me happier!!!


jennbecc said...

Sorry about the colds Kristen but what great news about Frankie! I got chills reading about it! So exciting!!

Greg & Joanna said...

Wow Kristen, that is so great about Frankie. I can't even imagine the roller coaster ride that puts you on, but it sounds so good right now. I hope and pray he just keeps it up. And don't summer colds bite? I just hate them. Hope S&C are better really soon!

Jennifer said...

Wow Kristen! What great news!!!! I bet that was exciting to have Frankie remembering so much!!!!!
Sorry about the colds, we all have them too and they are just no fun!!!!

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The Burger Blog said...

Wow! That sounds like he is making some progress. Hope he continues to improves.