Yesterday we saw Bob's primary care doctor and-- Call Security! Because someone must've stolen that man's brain! He actually agreed to order OT and PT at Outpatient Rehab. I couldn't believe it, as I really thought I would have a fight on my hands. This is the guy who twice before has told me that "Outpatient Therapy is not for chronic patients like Robert."
Now we just have to get the insurance to approve it.
I also asked him about aqua therapy (i.e. exercising in a swimming pool), as several people have mentioned this to me including two of Bob's home therapists. But the doctor said he did not think Bob was a "good candidate" for that kind of therapy, that Bob would "probably drown" because his "range of motion is too limited"....
OK, maybe no one stole his brain, after all. It was probably the OT's paperwork that did the trick.
Fingers still crossed on the insurance.