Kevin (KJ) is finally scheduled for additional surgery on his neck on Tuesday. The strain is really beginning to take a toll on the family. His mother and father are completely exhausted. Despite having the hotel nearby, KJ wants them close at all times. He is trapped in his paralysis and can only communicate by mouthing words around his respirator. It breaks my heart every time I see him. I've attached a photo of him before the accident. It is a couple of years old but shows him at a PowWow.
With your donations I was able to buy him a top of the line ipod touch, headphones and $100 itunes card. His cousin will load it with his favorite songs. I also bought him some new movies that he can watch on the hospital's portable DVD player. Anything to help him pass the time. ICU is not the most comfortable place to be. We will be glad when his surgeries are behind him and we move to Children's. Kevin and the family wanted me to thank you all again for the donations. It is so comforting to know that we have a little cushion of money to help Kevin, his father and mother, grandfather and siblings get through this.
I will write again after the surgery on Tuesday. My best to all of you. I'm off to bed now. I'm exhausted.
Photo of KJ before the accident.