Bob was transferred to RIC today. (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) This is hopefully his last stop before he comes home. His goals are to be able to stand independently and walk! At this time he has no feeling in his feet and the muscles in his ankles are very week. This could have been caused by the 5 weeks in ICU, weight loss, (he lost 40 pounds but has gained back 7!) or it might be a neuropothy from the chemo. The doctors feel pretty confident that Bob will achieve his goals. Tomorrow he will start his therapy with four hours of evaluation. Each day he will be spending most of his time out of bed and will even be able to sit in a wheel chair and get out of his room! He really is a happy camper. After a week they told him he might even be able to have a 3 hour pass and go outside for a bit. Bob hasn't been outside since January 31.
Please pray for Bob's strength to continue to grow and stamina for this intense rehab. He is a little nervous. I know God is by his side every minute of the day and before we know it, Bob will be coming home. We both can't wait!