Imagine not being able to take a shower for two weeks. Sure, we've been doing sponge baths, but it just isn't the same thing.
Robb will get the staples removed from his incision on Valentine's Day. And then, he'll be able to take a shower for the first time. Because he still has "movement restrictions" to protect his spine, we're not clear on if he'll shower on a gurney, or in the brace.
I forget to say thank you...
I write this blog when I get home from the hospital. I'm tired, and more often than not, the cats have been so lonely that they're crawling all over me (which is very distracting). I tend to forget to mention things. Sorry.
So, in no particular order:
Thanks to Martha and Neil for the glow in the dark watch. Robb can't see the clock in his room at night, and actually has a night time schedule to keep. If he doesn't change position every two hours, he risks getting pressure blisters (bed sores). Also, if he rings for the nurse, he can see the time, and not imagine that an hour has elapsed, when it has only been a few minutes.
Thanks Sheila and Neil for the care package!
Thanks to the wonderful costume shop at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre for making a beautiful pair of drawstring linen trousers for Robb. You ladies blow us away. I inquired of it might be possible to have you make something like this (elastic waistbands are another potential creator of pressure blisters), and I had the trousers in my hands less than twenty four hours later. Amazing.
Thank you Julia and Christine for the goodies. We're still discovering just how thoughtful you are. The flaming and tiki bendy straws are particularly delightful. Bendy straws... Who would have thought these would become so essential to Robb's life?
Thank you Ryan and Amanda for the fun stuff! You guys really made us smile!
Thank you everyone for the tshirts. Robb uses several a day, and it is great to have enough shirts. But perhaps it is time to say that unless you have already gotten a tshirt for Robb, you should probably refrain from giving him one. We may soon have more than we can manage.