Kyle and I took off from Boston early sunday morning and since then I’ve had to write a paper and take my final exam, so I apologize for the lack of updates. My mom is without a computer, so she’s trying to relay the latest news to me to post.
Recovery is proving much more daunting than anybody expected. Pain management is crucial right now as dad is experiencing more pain than expected. The surgery went perfectly, but they believe the inflammation is what’s causing his immobility. Dad is completely exhausted from aggressive physical therapy, followed by occupational therapy, followed by more physical therapy… His biggest accomplishment yet was sitting up on the edge of his bed with his feet on the floor. The days seem hard and long but he’s coping well. As my mom says, he’s become quite “charming”, befriending everybody who comes into his room. She says they have met some of the most wonderful, interesting, intelligent and giving people from all over the world and they are taking such good care of all of us.
At this point no one is sure when my parents will be headed home. For now it’s best he’s in the hands of MGH, and hopefully they can get the pain down and get him back to baseline. This is a big experiment and hopefully we are just paving the road toward success.
We’ll try to keep y’all up to speed on the rest of recovery!