Update on Steve SR, from Margaret Orthwein.
It is hard to believe the accident happened one week ago today - It feels like we have been doing this for weeks now!
Steve's vitals remain strong. He is eager to eat and thirsty as a camel.
Steve has been cleared to sit in a chair for short periods and when he is not sleeping he is alert and coherent.
The nurses keep saying how tall Steve is ... I never thought of Steve as tall, but post op I do think he has gained a couple of inches!
Steve's bowels continue to be the biggest issue, but the physicians are handling the situation accordingly.
Yesterday while visiting, I was massaging his legs and he asked if my hand was just below his knee - It was! And then he cracked a funny, and looked at Stevie and said that he better watch out :)
There is some movement and feeling coming back, though not consistent it is very encouraging. We have come a very long way in 7 days!!!
Steve will probably be moved from ICU in the next couple of days and from there we THINK he will go to Shepard in Atlanta.
I have set up a Caring Bridge Page which I will update regularly - Please direct friends and family there.
Love and thanks for everyone's support.