It is so wonderful to have Rob home. He amazes me every day with his perseverance. He is the same old Rob more concerned about how I'm doing than himself.
I didn't want him to lose any progress he has made so he has already started outpatient rehab. The therapists that evaluated him are very impressed with his progress. They say that he is extremely motivated and really pushes himself. They also said he received really good inpatient therapy and that it isn't often they see someone that has had a hemorrhagic stroke the size of his show so much promise and progress. But they don't know Rob and have no idea how many prayers, well wishes and support he has received from so many that know and love him.
I have to say we have come a long way in just a few days. The first few transfers were nail-biters, but he has gotten stronger and I feel more confident. I tease him that I don't want to be the stars of a new commercial "Help WE'VE fallen and can't get up!" I have taken him on rides around the neighborhood in his new wheels and he gets smothered in hugs and kisses and words of encouragement. What a special community we live in!!!
He received a beautiful gesture from his group of friends he grew up with in the Hudson area. He was overwhelmed with the messages and the thoughtfulness. I am absolutely in awe of the bond you guys share after so many years. THANK YOU!!
Thank you for the text messages, food, cards, balloons, phone calls that you continue to bless us with. They are so appreciated. I wish I could call each and every one of you and express our gratitude, but the days fly by and there doesn't seem to be enough hours to carry out my intentions. But one day, things will settle down and I will be able to make those calls to tell you how much it has meant to us.
We are sending our love and gratitude!!!