I haven't posted any updates in a while. Not because Scott hasn't been making some solid and steady progress though, he has.
In fact so much as happened since the last post. First off, I should mention that there have been two benefit shows raising a total of nearly $30,000 for Scott's full-time care! It was truly amazing to see everyone come together - close friends and family, as well as people who have never even met Scott before - to make the fundraising efforts such a success. All the hard work and participation are so appreciated by the family.
Now, on to the progress. In general Scott has entered the phase of slow and steady development. He continues to go on daily walks with Jen and the dogs, continues to eat well, is slowly regaining some short term memory, and is working very hard on rewiring his brain. He attends physical and occupational therapy appointments a few times a week and his therapists report that he is making good progress. Although he is still confused in conversation, continues to conflate facts/time/events, he is certainly making great progress.
Last night marked a major step in the recovery process. For the first time since his accident, Scott went out to dinner. He joined Jen, Andy, Andrea, Scott and Karen for a meal a few blocks from their house. Dinner out is a huge milestone because Scott remains very sensitive and noise and becomes agitated and confused in crowds. Nevertheless, he took in a whole meal out with friends on a busy Friday night. Scott enjoyed the good company and did not once become restless or agitated. He was quiet, but certainly present at the table and taking it all in. Dinner out was a huge success and hopefully marks a turning point in his being able to reintegrate in to social situations outside of the home. Next up, Hot Lunch show?