shordy Posted April 2, 2003 Share Posted April 2, 2003 Hello everyone, I wanted to update you on Daddy's progress. Some bad news, some great news. He's been in a rehab place for a couple weeks to try and walk. He can walk a little w/the help of a walker but it's not very good. He still can't totally stand up by himself. BUT: I went to see him the other day and every time I go, I see more progress. His latest craving was for stuffed crab, so we took him some, he ate them down really good which was so good to see. I'd still never seen Daddy anywhere other than in the bed since Feb. 4th, well, he sorta put on a little show, he got himself into his wheelchair which was amazing for my Husband and I to see, wheeled himself all the way outside to set with us a minute before we left. He's on the 8th floor, so it entailed a good bit of wheeling and such. He did the elevator and all the turning and such. One of the neatest things was his attitude change, WOW, what a difference, this is a man who was just told the other day that his CT scan came back showing that he has 2 spots on his liver and the cancer in his lung has grown again. He said this time he's not going to let it get him down like he did last time, and he sure is doing it. I saw a different man, he joked with us, talked to strangers & just seemed to have a generally different outlook on life. He's probably going home in a week or 2 at the most and he's hoping to walk out of there & is talking about planting a garden. Even if he doesn't walk out of there, this man is going home with hope, just being able to be mobile by himself even if it is in a chair. What a good day it was to see him like that. I watched him leave us, starring at the back of my Daddy in a wheelchair was sad but at the same time was the neatest thing to see, my Dad being mobile instead of in a bed. I wanted to help him back to the room, but I knew I had to let him do it himself. He even joked that he has so many friends there now that he'll probably have to go back to visit them! Just a few weeks ago, he said he didn't have any friends. I'm very thankful for this website, giving me the opportunity to share this with all the sweet people here. Thank you all again for caring. I hope my next update I'll be able to tell you that he walked out of there. Love, Shordy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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