We are getting settled in at Craig. It is very different than the acute care at the hospital, all in a good way. It is quiet and does not feel like a hospital. I almost feel like we're getting settled at some sort of a school! The doctors and nurses all wear street clothes and know their patients very well. The attention to the patients and families is overwhelming, and it is all focused on brain injury.
They are very "safety first" here, which helps me relax and know I can leave and not worry about him. While we were at Swedish, I felt like me being there was important to help keep on top of his pain meds and know he was getting everything he needs. Now he is in a room with an attendant watching him at all times, so he can't get out of bed by himself and risk a fall.
I'm sure tomorrow will be a flurry of things going on, but it feels good to be getting to a place where we can settle in a little bit.