Erin and I did are usual Saturday routine. Well usual for the last few weeks.... We went outside for a few hours and caught up. Of course Erin did all the listening, for those of you that know Erin you know how much she liked to talk. She is doing a lot more listening lately. Hopefully she will be back to her old ways, telling stories and bossing me around. Erin is doing well, just minor medical issues. It's hard to stay healthy when you don't get out of bed for a couple of months. They are doing an excellent job taking care of Erin here and I am worried about what the future of her medical care holds for her. Extended medical stays cost tons of money and insurance companies want to see results. I understand this, everyone wants a return on investment. The problem is that results are coming slowly. I hope Erin has a big week and shows some solid results. It is difficult to think about it but much of the decision making processes on Erin's near future are based on purely numerical data. Putting it simply, each week numbers are tallied in accordance to her abilities if the numbers are not rising the insurance company starts thinking about throttling back funds for rehabilitation. I guess it could be worse, some companies just allot a certain number of rehabilitation days and once you reach your limit you wait until the next calendar year. Regardless of Erin's short term prognosis I remain confident that she will continue to make gains. We will see how the next few weeks go. Her projected release date is still June the 1st. This is only days away from now.
I am still amazed by everyone's generosity. All of the good folks at Tulane University greeted me this week when i stopped in to pick up my diploma. I almost lost it, but was able to keep it together enough to shake some hands and thank everyone. I got out of there without balling my eyes out.
Erin got a great surprise this week from my mom who made her an awesome quilt. The quilt has different patches depicting some of Erin's old favorite things: Mardi Gras, Saints, wine corks, and school stuff. It also has a new favorite thing: dinosaurs. Erin just hasn't had the chance to realize her true respect for a dinosaur's strength and tenacity.