You certainly get a lot of attention for your birthday if you have a traumatic brain injury a little over a week before your birthday. His room is full of balloons, flowers and goodies.
Last night we went to an old family friend's house with three little girls. It was great to see them and have some nice family time. She made an incredible dinner and we sat and talked for hours. I have always looked up to her as a big sister, and it was very special to have her welcome us into her home.
This morning I woke up grumpy and emotional. I usually have a hard time emotionally on my birthday, and it breaks my heart having Fred be in the hospital on his birthday because I don't know what I can do to make it special and fun for him. I went over and saw him first thing in the morning to see what sounded good for a birthday breakfast. Of course, he asks for a bagel with lox, which was a bit beyond my abilities today, so he settled for a regular bagel with cream cheese from the coffee cart.
He was a little confused when he woke up this morning and ranting a little about something which I did not grasp, but once he woke up some more he was talking about normal things. We have started to see more of the things that are harder for him to do today which I needed to see to start understanding it myself, but I don't like writing about the things that are hard for him and it feels better for me to focus on the progress he is making.
He sat up and ate a good lunch and stayed up talking to us for his whole lunch break until his next class. I'm getting laundry duties done now and taking a little break this afternoon, but we are going to pick up a nice dessert from whole foods for tonight.