Sonny continues to do well. At the last posting, he had just had his peg tube ("parenteral gastric tube") placed, and since then he has done fine with it. To recap, we hesitated about the tube originally out of concern that it would be overused and he would miss the experience of ordinary eating. But at this point the staff at HRNS have done well at using the tube only for his medication and supplementing his water intake to avoid dehydration problems. Sonny still eats like a trooper, enjoys chocolate like a starving teenager, and has had no choking episodes. He also gained back a healthy portion of the weight that he had lost the previous year when he was ill, which has him looking much more like his old self.
Recently an old friend of Sonny's, Wild Bill, stopped by to visit and brought Sonny some very much appreciated personal items, a stack of magazines, and the awesome motorcycle poster in the picture. It was so huge I had to trim it a bit in order to fit it on his wall!
You may have noticed in these recent photos that Sonny's hair is growing. It's true! His hair is once again getting past his shoulders, closer to the way he always wore it. So far we have had no problems with skin issues recently, so I say "Bring on the mane!" Seeing those longer locks definitely looks more like the Sonny most of us remember, doesn't it? Right down to the somewhat grumpy face when he might not have been quite ready to wake up. Yup...Vintage Sonny.
Meanwhile, just a reminder that Sonny's main address is the same but his room number has changed:
Sonny Perencevic Room #105
Health & Rehab of North Seattle
13333 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Sonny also has an email account so folks can send him notes any time. Just send that electronic carrier pigeon winging to SonnyIsGreat@gmail.com . And of course you can find his Facebook page as well.
There are many friends who have helped, each in their own ways and I would like to thank you all but I would surely leave someone out. You all know who you are, and how important even the seemingly smallest of things are to Sonny...and thus to me, as well. To say that we are grateful would be the poorest of thanks, but one so deserved by folks who have gone out of their way to just be present when needed. So...thank you.
Where to now from here? Onward and upward, as they say. As Sonny told me often when I needed to regain my fortitude, "Lorrie, we are Perencevics...and Perencevics don't break, we bounce." So now we continue, and I hope that those who know Sonny will continue on with us. As always, visitors are always welcome! If you haven't seen Sonny in a while and would like a little help navigating a drop-in, I would be happy to be there when you stop by and smooth the way however possible. Blessings to all of you who keep tabs on this little corner of the web where Sonny's story continues to unfold. Peace. ~Lorrie
"The sky is NOT the limit...there are footprints on the moon."