I hope I am not pushing this too fast, but Bob will have his first at-home physical therapy session today. He has been out of therapy since April and I can see that he is getting weaker and weaker. So when the neuro doc suggested in-home therapy after the botox treatments, I jumped on it.
Because really, Bob needs to start moving around. He hasn't done any exercises since dropping out of Outpatient Rehab. It's been over 3 months and most days he even refuses to get out of bed into the wheelchair. Plus he doesn't want a bed bath, doesn't want his hair washed, won't even shave unless we are going to a doctors' appointment and, of course, doesn't want to do his exercises. And all of this really concerns me.
My thought had been once the botox sets in and after his foot healed, he would be ready to go. Because, truthfully, his excuse has been that his foot and leg "hurts". Unfortunately, the botox has not set in, at least not that I can tell, and it's been 3 weeks since those injections. On top of that, his foot is still killing him (those darn little toes).
But we are starting "slow", really starting from scratch, back to Square One with a home care therapist and in-bed exercises. And we'll see how it goes...