I spoke with Kit’s spouse earlier today and she said that he is doing well, but that he has a long road ahead of him on the recovery side. She also said that she is doing fine and doesn’t need anything at this time.
I spoke with Kit’s spouse again today and she related that, although it is going to be a long process, it looks like Kit is going to be alright. She said that they are both just taking it one day at a time. At this point, she told me that she is still doing fine and doesn’t need anything; but, thoughts and prayers don't take much time or effort.
I've been thinking about what could be done for Kit in light of the current social circumstances, and had a thought that I wanted to put out there, assuming that Kip's spouse will allow it at some time in the future. If the facility has Wi-Fi for their patients, there are electronic picture frames to which pictures can be remotely uploaded. I was wondering whether a frame on the larger side of that kind would be beneficial to his recovery, or otherwise. Even if there is no Wi-Fi available, the frame could be pre-loaded with pictures beforehand.
I had a good conversation with Kit’s spouse earlier today, and things are gradually improving for him. One of the best things that happened recently is that the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted at the facility where he is being treated, so she can now regularly visit personally with Kit, as can his children. She said she is also able to bring Kit his rocket magazines as they arrive, and that reading them lifts his spirits. It is still going to be a long recovery, but at least it will be less solitary for Kit now.
She told me that she, Kit, and the family are doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances, and that nothing is needed at this time; she will let me know if there is anything that can be done for them. Thoughts and prayers as always.
Understanding that nothing is needed, and not presuming to "prescribe", I wonder if a tablet or small laptop would let him feel more connected, to his forum buddies and others, and if that might lift his spirits.
At some point, that may be a good option. But, at the moment, Kit is being moved between different sections of the facility as his condition improves, and his spouse is concerned that things of value may inadvertently be left behind during room changes. I will let everyone know when she feels that a gift would be appropriate/helpful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.