We made the big move on Friday from being an inpatient for over 2 months to outpatient rehab (Day Rehab). We couldn't have done it without the help of our friend Nick, who grew up in Ridgeland and is now living in Atlanta not far from Scottish Rite. He helped pack us up, run errands and move us into our upstairs room at the Ronald McDonald House. It was A LOT of work for him but he was so patient and never complained. Later that day Jackson said, "Nick is our hero."
Ashley and the boys came on Saturday and it was a joyous reunion for the brothers. Jackson was so happy to get out and spend time with them. We went to the temple grounds and Walmart and to the barber shop. He was tired but enjoyed every minute of the silly inside jokes and wild antics. I felt a cold coming on and didn't want to pass it on to him or anyone else at RMcD House so I came home Saturday night with the boys and Ashley is staying with Jackson in Atlanta for a few days. I know they are enjoying their time together and I am working on getting things organized and hopefully making life a little easier for Ashley, with a little help from my friends :)
These first few days of Day Rehab will be mostly about assessing how Jackson is doing and what he will need. By Thursday or Friday, they should be able to tell us how long we can expect to stay in order to meet the goals they set for him. I am guessing we will stay until about the middle of October, but I will let everyone know for sure when we hear something definitive.
It's been nice to be here with the boys and hear more about their daily life. I have been out of the loop so long that they have a lot to tell me. They are being well taken care of and well loved by Ashley, our ward family, and good friends and schoolteachers. We are so blessed to have so many people looking out for our family! Thank you for your kindness and prayers in our behalf!