The good news is that Bert will remain at the VA since they have all the facilities he needs now and in the future, which is a lot of physical therapy eventually. But what's not good are his lungs, which the doctors told me in our Tuesday meeting are not healing well even though he has some pretty good days. Bert's mental attitude isn't very good either - being confined and in a bed is not at all how he wants to live even though it's not forever. I and others keep telling him we're just waiting for his lungs to heal before he can get up and around but he's angry and frustrated and terribly impatient. He's come a long way in a relatively short time - just a little over 2 1/2 months ago when he contracted sepsis, he had at best a 50-50 chance. His body has healed everything but his lungs and that is a great accomplishment.
My plan for him is to push him more mentally,to try to get him out of his negative viewpoint and look forward to freedom. I've been doing this, but not enough obviously. I've asked the hospital staff to push him more physically with the OT and PT he's currently getting. It's push push pray pray for Bert! Thanks...Mary #prayforBert