Well friends, I have big news. Rob is moving out of the ICU tomorrow afternoon and going to an acute intensive care facility inside St. Joe Hospital. This is a step-down facility that will provide the physical care he needs to heal while he's also doing the occupational therapy part of his recovery. The average stay at Select Care is 25 days, so we'll see how that plays out. After Select Care, he'll return to Parkview for intense physical therapy. There's obviously still a long road ahead. We'll miss all of his wonderful nurses in the ICU but it will be fun when Rob can walk in there and say thanks for himself.
In other news today, he had x-rays done on his neck and his surgery sites. If the neck x-ray looks good (I guess they didn't read it today) he'll have his collar removed tomorrow. Apparently it's really itchy so that will be a relief for him. He also got a smaller trach today which will make it easier for him to talk when the time comes. Dad said he was making some noises today so it seems like he's trying to figure it out again. He also had the sutures removed from his knee, ankle, and foot, and a cast was placed on his hand.
On to the next step, destination: home!