Dad went to and from surgery earlier today, and he's doing well. Mom had a bit of a scare while he was gone. No, it didn't have anything to do with how dad's surgery was going... a hospital cleaning lady came in to spruce up because dad was getting a ROOMMATE! This might sound minor, but if you've seen dad in his room all of the medical equipment that surrounds him, or heard how loud he has to have the TV just to hear it, you know just how big of a problem this would be. Any open square footage is used for THERAPY!
Luckily mom was able to call and get this straightened out, and thankfully the cleaning lady was just given the wrong room number.
Now time for a short therapy re-cap since I didn't post anything yesterday...
After Tuesday's return to therapy the next goal was to stand on Thursday. We knew this would be very tough, but dad was very determined. Little did we know, the therapists are doing things a bit differently this time. They are coming EVERY DAY (even surgery days)! Wednesday he was able to stand (a day earlier than planned). Thursday he took a few steps with the walker. Today when they came he was sound asleep after surgery, but he woke up ready to work. He was able to walk (with the walker) all the way to the window and walk backwards back to the bed. There he took a short breather and then did it again! Hopefully he will be able to do therapy once over the weekend and then back to the weekday schedule. This is all so hard, but he's doing GREAT!