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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Home Therapy Continues

The good news is that I managed to get 20 more units of PT approved and so the therapist is coming again, twice weekly.
 I don't know why, but it seems to be so much easier to get therapy ordered, approved and continuing than it was in the beginning... Is this because of a different doctor ordering it? Or because we have a great RN coming every 8 weeks to change out Bob's tube and she really keeps on top of things? Or because this therapist is more understanding of Bob's situation and does not expect HUGE leaps in "progress"?

Whatever it is. Knock on wood! And hope it continues this way.

Bob is standing much better, though he still refuses to take a step. And I'm not sure, is this because he is afraid? or unable? or a pain issue?......

Though he is up to 3 minutes, standing, with only a little assistance!

I know it really wears him out.

Some well deserved playtime with Ripley, after PT

And after an hour session, he is pretty much done for the day....


J.L. Murphey said...

WTG Diane & Bob!

Theresa Loder said...

Hi Diane
From what I understand there are new and different criteria for physical therapy at home and out patient...
It was passed last February but I think it has taken a long while for everyone to be on the same page.
Anyway its great to hear Bob is benefiting from it

So glad it is working better for you guys

Take care hugs

Anonymous said...

For whatever reason it's easier, I do hope it continues that way for you and Bob. As long as he tries hard, and shows some improvement the PT should continue.

Take care. Lots of hugs & prayers. Dan

Jenn said...

Awww. Work well done! Why do I feel like the tides are turning....for the better!!!! I'ma happy dancing for you both!!!
Ripley, the ever watching spirit guide/guard! :)