Thursday, July 31, 2008

July 31 - Paul Moves to Rehab

Paul was moved to the Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation today. This is great news as it means he is medically stable and can tolerate three hours of therapy sessions daily. The move seemed to come abruptly, we were just getting settled but I have been assured that rehab is where Paul needs to be right now. He still is not fully awake but continues to progress physically and, I think, is getting restless being in bed most of the day. I am very excited about his move to rehab but also very nervous. From what I hear, Paul is about to receive the workout program of his life. I have no doubt that Paul has the determination to succeed and won't give up until he has reached his full potential.

Visiting hours are until 9:00 p.m. and I would like to, again, requests that visitors come late afternoon or evenings. We are in a semi-private room right now so please take into consideration that Paul has a roommate. The facility is located directly behind Baylor Specialty Hospital at 3505 Gaston Avenue.

Once we have met with the therapists and the doctors tomorrow, I'll know more about Paul's new schedule and relay if there are better times to visit.

Thanks again for your support.

Love, Patty


Sarah said...

Great news!

The Pucci's

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the best from Chicago. We can't wait to see your new room. Work hard and we will see you next week.
We love you!
The Langes

Angela said...

That's great news!

Rrramone said...

Paul, you are doing an awesome job my brother. And Patty, great work today. I know things are happening quickly and you're doing an amazing job of staying flexible and keeping Paul's best interest front and center. Blessings to both of you.


Anonymous said...

Patty - Thanks for the update. I check the site daily and am so encouraged by all of the progress Paul is making. Paul - and you and Buzz - continue to be in my prayers. Stay and Paul are such an inspiration!

Love and miss you,

April & Geoff said...

This sounds very positive. Sending you prayers for more good news soon.

Anonymous said...

Wishing and praying for a full recovery from Pittsburgh!

anne said...

alrighty ... another move ... another big step ... you can do it, Paul! We're all pulling for you and sending great thoughts your way!

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear Paul is now where you wanted him to be in rehab. I know he is about to make some amazing strides. Take care of yourself and let me know what I can do to help you. Thinking of you always,

TommyB said...

You go Paul. Still praying for you and missing you at "Spin"

Blessings, TommyB

Anonymous said...

Wow Paul~ Outstanding progress!
I can't wait to see your new accomadations today.

Patty - I know you are nervous and excited at the same~ This a huge step, but I'm sure Paul is up and ready for this next phase of recovery!

Well wishes for you all (:

Anonymous said...

great news. you know i was thinking that when paul is fully awake he will be amazed at everything that he did and didn't even know it. LOL boy, he will be ready to bike and run again after his therapy!

All the best to y'all from the godlewski family at sps. :o)

Antje Spethmann said...

Hey... you probably don't remember me, but I am a fellow bike enthusiast and creative recruiter. We've probably met half a dozen times and am friends with that Willie character.
So I've been keeping the dirt dawgs up to date on your progress. Keep on going. I read up on what you've been up to almost every day... and soon, I expect to be able to tell those dawgs you've started talking and haven't stopped.
Antje Spethmann

Wendy said...

Whoo Hoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry we missed you, Patty, saw Paul in his new place... He is going to be working hard now! I am impressed with the staff and the place is inspiring. I wish we could know what is going on inside that head of his. Seems to be really thinking hard about something. Tried to make him laugh, but, just got a slight bend on one side of the mouth and a twinkle.
Hope you are resting and staying strong. Lots of prayers for you and praises too!
Love and hugs
Micki and Pete.

Dfish said...

Paul, i believe the muscles you muster through biking and the physique you build through it, will help you in your fast recovery.hope you take the time to watch cartoon Network.

Anonymous said...

Wow Patty, That is great. So excited that he is moving to the next level. Blessings and prayers for strength and endurance as you both press on and attack the tasks before you. Rest, rest when you can. Love to you all, Jane

Dena said...

Such huge progress since I was last able to check your site 1 1/2 weeks ago - all sounds so positive and exciting! Very uplifting to read such a wonderful report about the facility, staff, and Paul's great strides in his recovery. Patty, I hope you and Buzz are also doing well. We continue to think of you and keep your family in our prayers, Dena

John G said...

Rock On Paul! All these moves are awesome. it means they are expecting a lot from you.
Love, Hope and Prayers to you, Patty and Buzz.

Molly said...

Great news, Patty! I know that meeting this goal must be so encouraging.
We are there (at BIR) every Monday afternoon for pool therapy and I hope I can see you some then!