Monday, October 26, 2009

Burnin' Up the Track

Alex beat and 80 year old in a wheelchair race today.

He passed him at the garbage cans.

Now, before you call him a bully, you must understand that his opponent had only had a hip replacement, and had not been at death's door for any part of his hospitalization. Alex was definitely the underdog in the situation.

Just to give you an idea of where he's at: he walked (with a walker) unassisted by human hands from his chair in his room to the parallel bars in the PT gymnasium, 2 doors away from his room. His PT just about flipped.

He also successfully negotiated going up and down some 4" steps on his second attempt. You're not supposed to be able to do any of these things so soon after getting into the PT unit. I'm not sure how much help he's going to need once we get him home....we'll see!

4 comments:

  1. He sounds like a miracle. His doctor's must be amazed.

    xoxo
    Janie

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  2. Someday you might understand how happy I am for you both. This is so incredible and I am torn between being jealous and so really really happy for you. Your husband is going to do great.

    You may want to check out this blog post from Oct 11 -- it explains my connection to what you are both going through. Only read if you understand that my story doesn't end as well as yours.

    http://joanne55.blogspot.com/2009/10/nicest-thing-anyone-has-ever-done-for.html

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  3. Thanks, everyone!

    @Joanne - I just read your post. I completely understand why our story would resonate with you. Big hugs to you, my dear.

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