Ryder played for about two hours in the playground while we watched, drank coffee and played with him. After two hours of play we decided to go for a walk up to Glen Huntley Road to have lunch. We had lunch at a small restaurant. The food was delicious and then we walked looking at some of the shops for Christmas present ideas for Ryder and the family.
Colleen appeared to be back to her normal self and we all were excited about the prospect of her getting out of the hospital on Tuesday. We made plans that if she was released, I would try to get a booking on Cathy Pacific, asap so we could get back to Canada before Christmas.
Colleen was not happy that we had to leave at 6:00 but Ryder was tired. Colleen was disappointed but she understood that she was staying for her own good (which was a positive sign). Another good day and one day closer to being able to go home.
Colleen did get in trouble after we left for breaking one of the rules of the hospital, which was caused by lack of impulse control. My hope is that the rule breaking will not be enough to delay her release. Lack of impulse control is part of the Acquired Brain Injury and one that has to be monitored in this phase of recovery.