Friday, June 20, 2008

Today's Update

This morning, they had Rick up bright and early with the physical and occupational therapists. He spent about 2 minutes on the walker and asked to be "upgraded" to crutches. He then did the full length of the hall and back and showed them he could get up and down from the toilet and in and out of bed. The therapists were giddy at his ability to get around. We're hoping he can come home tomorrow or Sunday and then we'll get a little routine established here. He was also taken off IV meds and fluids and oxygen late this morning, which is another good sign of his improvement.

Thanks again for all your emails, voice mails, visits, posts and offers of help. We so appreciate our community of friends and family!

5 comments:

Groover said...

That's so great to hear. All the best to you both. I'm sure all will be well and Rick will live to tell the tale.

velogirl said...

my dad was a rehab over-achiever, too. unfortunately, when he had his 2nd (or maybe 3rd) hip replacement, he overdid a bit too much and dislocated his brand new hip.......can you say ouch?

so, tell Rick to achieve but be patient, okay?

Kim Ladd said...

Let me know when I can lend a hand or bring some dinner over. I could also loan you my login for Cycling.tv. :)

Love you both!

Tall & Manley said...

Good to hear that things are progressing well.

twinkiepatissier said...

oh no! very sorry to learn about this.

sending lots of positive thoughts for more "upgrades."