Bob is very upset with himself, cranky, and down. He is now back to where he was when he first came home. Me helping him stand onto one leg by lifting with his gait belt. Me pivoting him to sit from the bed to the wheelchair (and vice versa). He was to the point where he could walk with a cane, from room to room, with me spotting him and holding his gait belt. Now he has lost that freedom of movement as he can't really lift the bad leg again, and feels miserable. Please pray that he is out of this injury quickly, and we don't have to drag back for an MRI to see if something was missed.
Today we started back where he was before he could stand at will. I placed the heavy duty walker in front of him, and helped him up (needed help even with the lifter). The plan is to get the bad foot down and slowly add weight bearing to it. He did that, some sways and some shallow squats, several times today. So this will keep his muscles from going to pot till he can walk normally. He has trouble lifting that leg, so when possible, we will start back on the hemi-walker that allows him to do what he did when he first came home and couldn't lift his leg - lean left and swing the right leg thru. But, I am possitive it will not be like before, as soon as the pain lets up he will become normal very fast. We just have to keep him from going to pot while waiting for 'normal' to return!