When I called to check on my dad this morning, I got the surprise of my life. It was dad that answered the phone and he sounded really good. He is being able now to bathe himself and said that he enjoyed his shower this morning as well and that is definitely a good thing. He went to the neuro surgeon this morning and he told him that the back looked great and to start doing things as he felt like doing them and to make sure that he was walking as much as he could.
I kow that the therapy is going really well too and the fact that he was able to go into the front yard yesterday was a huge accomplishment as well. I know that all of this really tires him out, but am also sure that this is the only way that he is going to get his strength back as well.