We received this happy message from his daughter Jess:
Ok, for everyone who has expressed
concern for my dad and how he is at the
Dad walks without his cane, much to our dismay at first...But he climbs stairs and keeps up with almost all of us, except for Tanta the mall walker :) He can talk, sometimes he sounds like the teacher from Peanuts but all in all he is pretty clear. The other day he was in the living room and he tells everyone his arm feels funny..as he's lifting it to chest level...funny guy..The therapists are not going to settle for anything less than at least a 95% recovery because he has that potential...
He's more than halfway there...The
big focus now (they kicked him out of physical therapy because he can walk
just fine) is occupational and speech therapy. The occupational
therapists are great. They are working on his shoulder right now,
rotating it and giving him strengthening exercises, he loves those :) And
he has stunned the speech therapists...he says some of the most outrageous
things let me tell you...But they are completely impressed with how far
along dad has come in the past couple months...One of the speech therapists
is a student and is going to be using him for her dissertation...pretty
cool if you ask me....
Thank you all for your love and
concern....Talk to you all soon.