Just talked to Dr. Mercer and he wants to move Rick to a Long Term Acute Care Hospital. This is really good news to us. His exact words were, "we think he has a good chance to recover, and an LTAC facility will be better able to meet his needs". One thing great about LTAC's is the amount of therapy he will recieve there...he'll get an hour of therapy every day, whereas in the hospital he only gets about 10 minutes. Therapy really stimulates the brain so this will be a great move. The best thing about it is, there is an LTAC across the street from the hospital, and Dr. Mercer will still see him every day! I can't tell y'all how excited I am about this. We don't know when we'll move, but probably in 3-4 days.
It's funny how yesterday I nearly had an anxiety attack (seriously) over moving from ICU to the 6th floor and today I'm ready for the next phase.
I've received a lot of cards and letters, & pictures of Rick...thank you so much for sending the pictures we have posted them in his room & it helps to have a reminder of his smiling face...the nurses like looking at "such a handsome man", too!
Thanks again to everyone for everything!