Dad has been in rehab now for week. In some areas, he as shown great improvement. For instance, a week ago he couldn't even get out of bed. Today I watched as he walked unaided the entire length of the hallway. Physically his strength is returning and he is showing great progress.
Unfortunately, he does not seem to be making the same progress with his cognitive abilities. He is still somewhat unresponsive and most of his responses are with head shakes or pointing. When he does speak, it is only a few words at a time. It is still too early to tell whether or not he will regain his pre-surgery cognitive skills. We are all keeping our fingers crossed and are praying that the next couple weeks will start showing improvements in this area.
As it is, he has not recovered enough skills to be discharged yet. He will be in the acute rehab center for at least one more week, possible two. Hopefully that will be enough to make great improvement so that he can return home.