Wednesday, April 8, 2009

So the other shoe fell today






HP taking a look at the crossword, and the view with the latest cards on the windowsill.


The social worker from the rehab HP is in met with us today and all his professionals, physios,occupational therapy people, doctor, etc., agree that he is unlikely ever to walk again. The few steps he managed with help did not progress, and he is still considered maximum help required, in their language. His future is in a wheelchair with 24/7 assistance required, for moving, personal care, all that.

We will get some help, nurse visits, physios, ot professionals, home health care probably, but the future suddenly is not so hopeful.

He is not convinced,but realizes that he must be prepared to live this way, and to grasp what it will mean for both of us.

His discharge date is April 22 by current planning. Next week I have to be at some of his physio sessions to observe and see what skills I need to develop, too.

There has to be a pony in here somewhere.

6 comments:

Gabriella said...

Well, this is so sad. You must both feel devastated. Makes me wish the physios hadn't held out hope for him walking. But he's stabilized, with pacemaker, and I guess that was the best medical science could do. Wishing you great fortitude with this turn of events.

valeria said...

I'm so sorry that it didn't work out and you both had to deal with this sad and dissapointing outcome. Wishing you all the best and strength to go through this and sending you good fibes and thoughts.

Valeria.

Michelle said...

Thinking of you.

Heather said...

Sigh. I'm so sorry.

annie1931 said...

I am so sorry, too, and will keep you both in my meditations.

Sparky2 said...

I'm sad to hear this latest - I'd been thinking of you both while I was away. I know it won't be easy, but such willful spirits as you and HP will surely find a way to make things work. ((( hugs )))