Bob had another good day today. He was off the vent for around five hours, we listened to an audio book for awhile and we were able to have a good conversation about his progress. (One sided but we both understood what each one was thinking) He still thinks he should be able to get up and walk so when we are not in the room, they put a bed alarm on which has a voice that reminds him to stay in bed. A friend, who is a physical therapist, suggested that if two physical therapists came to the room they could help him get out of bed and then he would be able to see for himself that he needed to exercise his muscles before he takes off and walks on his own. Hopefully this will happen tomorrow. He doesn't remember anything from the last four and a half weeks so the idea of not being able to just get out of bed is hard for him to accept.
When we were ready to leave tonight I knew my Bob was back. He said to us, "Drive carefully!" Thank you God!