I went back to the hospital this afternoon after writing my last little post, and guess what??
Alex is being moved into the physical rehabilitation unit TOMORROW!
Yes, really. It's true. (Pinch me, I'm dreaming again.)
At this moment he is enjoying a turkey and mashed potato dinner with Aurora as his visitor. How lucky can a guy get? Real food, losing the catheter, a visit from his girl, and a FREE, ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO REHAB!! (*snork* "Free," indeed. Can't wait for these bills...)
Once he's checked into the unit he will be put on a strict schedule, with scheduled PT times, rest times, and visiting times. They will be strictly safeguarding his rest periods, so as soon as I know his visiting hours I will post them here. He can also take phone calls (on his cell) during visiting hours. Another thing to know is that we will be having some friends who are massage therapists coming in to work with him during his visiting hours, so be prepared to be turned away occasionally. (These wonderful people are offering their services gratis; thank you so much!) When I know the number of the nurses' station in the unit, I'll let you know.
We don't yet know how long he will be in rehab. It may actually come down to how much the insurance company is willing to cover, believe it or not. The healthcare system in this country needs some serious overhauling.
Whew. Never a dull moment here. We're looking forward to a constructive, busy time. Thank you all for your support!