Big decisions ahead

20 Jan

Dad IS making progress. As slow as it might be. HOWEVER … It seems the chances of his going to Roger C Peace for rehab are shrinking day by day. RCP is an acute care facility. Their purpose is to rehab and discharge within two to three weeks. Those evaluating him wonder if he will be able to rehab that quickly because of his mental acuity (as a result of brain surgery).

When you think about it, Dad has been on his back for almost a month. For almost three weeks, he ate very little. There is even muscle loss in his hands, let alone his legs and feet. It is really heartbreaking to see.
On a positive note, Dad STOOD for the first time yesterday (with the aide of a walker). He got to go into the shower and sit in a shower chair and have his first shower in almost a month. It made him feel great!!
Our task is now to make the best decision for rehab for Dad. Pray for us, especially Mom, as its gonna be tough!!

2 Responses to “Big decisions ahead”

  1. Lea Gardner January 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    David, Get the case mananger to check into a step down rehab unit. In Florence a lot of patients go to Carolina's step down, Regency, or to Wilson in Darlington. Sometimes you just become a number and it may make you feel like they are trying to push him out the door. Ask for all the resources available. There has to be a place that offers this close by. Then once he builds up his strength he could then be moved to another rehab facility! Will definitely continue praying!

  2. Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Hey Pal-I understand where you are, but I also want to share that in my previous life as a workers' comp case manager, I still stand amazed at how some folks come back with the right aggressive and diverse treatments. Praying for insight and wisdom and strength. Is there anything else I can do for you? by grace alone, bmb

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