|On the NuStep|
It had taken awhile for the approval to come though the insurance---as once again, the primary care doctor's office had screwed up the codes.... I finally just asked the neurologist to send in the script. After he did that, it was approved within a day.
|Bob Walking the Hall at Rehab|
That's 40 feet of railing!
I was quite pleased that he has the same therapists assigned to him as last time.
In fact, the main PT requested his assignment when she saw his file come in. It is good to have Bob working with therapists who he likes and who like working with him!
Since we were there last, they have remodeled the facility and now have a railing that is twice as long as the old one. A big challenge for Bob! Especially since he lost some of his strength and endurance since November.... He did manage to walk that rail three times yesterday.
A new problem he's dealing with this time around is the curling toes on his left (unaffected) foot which causes him a lot of pain when he walks. So now, he's not only paralyzed/weak on the right side but has pain each time he steps down on left foot.
I have to admit he's a real trooper for getting up and trying to do it.
And me, I don't have any big delusions this time around. If they get him up on that hemi-walker, great! If not, as Bob would say, "oh well"... I'm just happy to have a break from doing all those at home exercises.
This time, we made his goals simple: to increase muscle strength and endurance. Hopefully, he will "progress" with those goals. And we'll see what happens.