Tough afternoon, major meltdown and a case of reality set in today.
Jared had a major meltdown this afternoon when his OT told him she was going to have his left arm put into a cast, because he doesn't want to use the weak arm. Yes, they will cast it.
He decided he would run away again, this time he made sure to put his helmet on and grabbed his wheelchair and tried to escape pushing the wheelchair down the hallway (all I could do was stand in the hallway and laugh, so I wouldn't cry). So of course the unit was put on lockdown! He was yelling at everyone!
Reality set in with me that this is still going to be a long road to recovery. When you see Jared, physically he looks awesome. We will still be working on memory and learning challenges. He will have to continue therapy on an outpatient basis, which takes priority over schooling. We don't know what kind of deficits he will have for a few more months.
Jared now weighs 111 lbs.
We are on the countdown to go home - 8 days!