aerdran: (Wolves)
Update time again. See how dependable I am?

To start with and just to warn y'all, Becky won't be on for a week at all. She's gone to her great grandmother's again to help out since Nana is not supposed to be alone, day or night. They're looking for an assisted living place for her, which is just going to break her heart since she'll have to sell the house she's had for many years. It's really sad. I hate to see it, but she falls all the time and can't get by on her own. Hopefully they'll find her a place in the next week or find someone else to stay with her because Becky will not be able to due to school starting for her. This could be that final straw for Nana, which makes me sad. She's a great lady and I hate to see her having such troubles.

On the Mikel front, well, he's Mikel. Apparently, before I got there he decided that he was going to get up and walk, doctor's orders be damned. He's going a bit stir crazy being stuck in bed all the time. It doesn't help that he's naturally hyper, er, energetic. He did manage a few steps before they stopped him, which prevented him from falling since he was not very steady on his feet and he was pretty short of breath. I expect many more incidents like this from now on. I'm sure that the nurses, doctors, orderlies, etc. are so looking forward to it. But there's no way in hell he's going to tolerate being strapped down, so they don't have that option. He can be very convincing about some things. I'm just hoping he doesn't push too hard and screw things up enough that he'll be stuck there longer than he would otherwise.

He did talk to the doctor about being out of there before Monday. Apparently, the doctor started to laugh until he saw that Mikel was serious. He strongly recommended against it, but I guess it's kind of like hitting your head against that proverbial brick wall. When he talked to Mikel's dad (his mom is now back home doing the court thing so there was no big scene. This time), he told him that if there was some way he, or someone, could talk Mikel out of this goal, it would be best. That was apparently Isaac's turn to laugh. I think the doctor got the point with that. He then gave recommmendations for what Mikel's supposed to do, eat, etc. when he's out. We'll see how far that goes.

So hopefully Mikel will do more recovering in the next week than is apparent from his current progress. It will be so much easier then. However, if not, I'm going to do my damndest to make sure that he does what he's supposed to do, even if I have to resort to nefarious and devious things. It's definitely going to be interesting, I'll say that. At least I have big strong men here to help me if he decides to get determined to walk around too much. I'm sure they'll be happy to do it. I'm also sure that Mike is glad he's not here a good part of the day due to school, now that I've said that. Hmm. Come to think of it, most of the guys won't be here for a few hours during the day. I hope Bait's up to this. At least Mikel won't be at full strength? Poor Bait. Maybe I can convince Cult to help. He could probably manage it better. He does like Mikel, after all.

Life with Mikel. Always an adventure.
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He was found last night. He was in an unused building. The police found him, not us. And just like I feared, he freaked the moment one of them touched him. He'd been sleeping because he's sick. His leg got injured in the fight I mentioned earlier; it was cut pretty badly and quite infected. I guess they thought since he was out of it like that, it would be safer. It wasn't. Because he jumped and attacked before he even knew what was going on. That led to him getting shot. It doesn't even seem real as I write this, and I keep hoping that it's some bad TV show that I saw. But it's not.

He's not dead. He went into surgery immediately after getting to the hospital, and he's now in critical condition. Between that and his injury/infection and the fact he's had nothing to eat and little to drink in the past while are all working against him. The police visited me not long after he got to the hospital to tell me. They seemed genuinely sorry for what had happened, so there's no way I can hold any resentment there. They've worked with us on all of this and not against us, so they're not to blame at all. It's just bad circumstances. I was allowed to see him, even though technically we're not related. He looks so young right now. He'll be 18 on July 3rd, but he doesn't look like it. His birthday is so close and his life in in jeopardy. He might not even live to see his birthday. And I had such plans to celebrate it. He didn't respond when I touched him or spoke to him, not at all. Not that it was unexpected because he's under very heavy sedation so he won't wake up to being touched and poked and prodded, if he can even wake up at all.

To top it all off, it's Mikel's birthday today. We had a party planned, but circumstances make it so it's best to put it off. He doesn't mind that at all, of course. But what a shitty thing to happen now. He's one of the few that Cult actually seemed to admire at all. Hell, when Mikel had to hold him back from hitting John, Cult didn't freak about being touched, although that might have been because of what was going on and how focused he was. I don't know. But Mikel's quite upset, along with the rest of us. I'm lucky I can type at all.

We got home a couple hours ago from the hospital. I was awake all night, and even though I'm tired as hell, I can't sleep. I tried for a short while, but gave up. It's so subdued around here. Cult's dog Frenzy seems to sense that something's up because he's very quiet and lying down at my feet. The kids are being really quiet overall as well. It's almost like death here. I know that's a bad spin to put on it, but it feels like it. But he can't die. I couldn't handle it. It would be so much like having one of my kids die. He is one of my kids in my mind. I can't lose him. I'll be going back later to see him, but I have limited time with him. There's a policeman posted at his door, too. So there's a big beacon pointing there saying "dangerous criminal." Oddly, the policeman that's on duty there at the moment seems to have this attitude when people look that way that says they'd better not say a thing about it. Maybe all of the talking I've done and the pleading that they be careful with him has influenced things. Maybe. I don't know. I just know I want him to be okay, and the outlook isn't good. And if he does get better, and wakes up to see where he is, what will he do? They can't keep him that sedated forever, and after the hospital, he'll likely have to either go to jail or to a psychiatric unit. Either will get to him badly. If only we could get those charges dealt with, that would help immensely. They police said they couldn't really justify bringing charges against him for attacking when he was touched because he was obviously too ill to realize what was going on. He didn't do too much harm, anyway. Our police department has been so good at working with us, but the other city seems to have it set in their minds to be hardass. Evan and Randy are going to go there tonight to start working on things there, and they're taking a friend who's a police officer. They're going to do what they can, because we want to get this straightened out as soon as possible. I mean, the charges against Cult are apparently an assault he supposedly committed in the last few months. While he was here. He didn't leave for any length of time, let alone long enough to go a thousand miles away or however far it is. Susan has an attorney who's going to be there too, so we'll see what happens.

Right now, I'm just concentrating on him getting better. I have to visit him as much as they'll let me and try to get through to him so he knows I'm there and that I love him. I don't know what else to do. I'm so scared right now, and trying to be optimistic. It's hard, it really is. Cult's best friend is here now, and there's no way they'll let him go visit. He wants to in the worst way, but it's not happening. I feel bad for him, because he's almost desperate with that need, although he'd never admit it. It's not hard to tell, though. He can't even sit still. The other two that came with him to look for Cult aren't much better, either. I should go and deal with that and make sure everyone gets fed, too. Most haven't felt like eating, but they should. And I need to keep busy at the moment.

Thanks for listening, and for all the good thoughts and vibes and all that anyone's given. Send more if you can, please. The more, the better. Oh, and if someone IMs me on any of the messenger services, it might or might not be me. But someone will be here when it's on, unless something's going on. We're leaving the thing on a good part of the time, so you'll probably see it on at least some. Thanks again.

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