"NO" to test

January 30, 2007 at 8:40 am

The doctor has decided to not do the emg test. Three weeks ago Dad had no movement. I guess they felt at that time he would stay this way forever. The same doctor told my sister and myself that Dad could be on the vent for a year or indefinately. Now they are weaning him off , some days he is off for six hours. He is still in ICU, the rehabilitation part of the hospital is apparently full. He has more movement now , he can almost lift his right arm a half an inch off the bed. We are so excited. He is expereincing shooting pains in his ankles , this is new yesterday. We are praying that this is a sign of some progress a nerve awekening. I want to let everyone know how grateful I am for all the posts, and words of encouragement. I know this is far from over, but it’s easier to breathe…………………