We’re at Methodist Hospital a couple of blocks from TIRR where Chris underwent surgery this morning to implant a Baclofen pump, which basically meters (pumps) Baclofen directly into the spine to help with spasticity (tone). It is expected to help considerably with range of motion and improvement in therapy outcome. We hope to stay at TIRR through the end of the month and then return home for a period and then come back to TIRR again.
TIRR has been great and we’re very happy we got the chance to spend some time here and look forward to coming back. Chris’s doctor is working hard on the neuro medical component to wake Chris up a bit as the goal and we’re seeing an alertness that wasn’t there before!
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. They mean the world to us. More to follow as the Baclofen starts working.
(Robert: I figured I’d also add a link explaining what Baclofen is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baclofen)